NOAA on the Russian heat wave: blocking high, not global warming

The Russian Heat Wave of 2010 Draft Report by NOAA CSI The extreme surface warmth over western Russia during July and early August is mostly a product of the strong and persistent blocking high. … The indications are that the current blocking event is intrinsic to the natural variability of summer climate in this region……

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Global Sea Surface Temps still headed down

Still Cooling: Sea Surface Temperatures thru August 18, 2010 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) measured by the AMSR-E instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite continue the fall which began several months ago. The following plot, updated through yesterday (August 18, 2010) reveals the global average SSTs continue to cool, while the…

NCAR’s new 2010 climate model for the next IPCC report

New computer model advances climate change research From an NCAR/UCAR press release BOULDER—Scientists can now study climate change in far more detail with powerful new computer software released by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Modeling climate’s complexity. This image, taken from a larger simulation of 20th century climate, depicts several aspects of Earth’s…