Daily Archives: November 10, 2010

Cassini’s CIRS Reveals Saturn Is on a “Cosmic Dimmer Switch”

From Science @NASA – Study suggests changes in Saturn’s emitted power are related to varying cloud cover. Like a cosmic light bulb on a dimmer switch, Saturn emitted gradually less energy each year from 2005 to 2009, according to observations … Continue reading

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Posted in Science, Space | 20 Comments

Mount Merapi SO2 plume headed for Australia

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano put a lot of ejecta into the air; ash, CO2, and SO2. Here’s a recent news report showing the eruption: Tracked by satellite, now the Sulfur Dioxide plume is headed for Australia.

Posted in Aerosols, Vulcanism | 35 Comments

“Climate-Ready” Rice

From the “I love the smell of rice-a-roni in the morning” department and the Global Rice Science Partnership, we have adaptation to a warmer more CO2 laden world. It’s another “Ehrlich population bomb were all gonna starve” moment shot to … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Climate News | 77 Comments

“Gross” Data Errors in GHCN V2. for Australia

UPDATE: 11/11/10 An errata has been posted, see the end of this essay – Anthony Guest post by Ed Thurstan of Sydney, Australia Synopsis This study shows that the NOAA maintained GHCN V2 database contains errors in calculating a Mean … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, GHCN, Weather_stations | 96 Comments

35 years ago: The Witch of November Come Stealin

Today is the 35th anniversary of the sinking of the Great Lakes ore carrier, the Edmund Fitzgerald. The shipped was sunk by “The Witch of November”, a strong Lake Superior storm that often occurs around the same time each year. … Continue reading

Posted in Disaster, Weather | 68 Comments