Daily Archives: March 2, 2011

New paper claims a value one seventh of the IPCC best estimate for Climate Sensitivity for a CO2 doubling

Paul Ostergaard writes via email: Here is an interesting new paper that Miklos Zagoni has pointed me to via Judith Curry’s blog. This researcher in Germany has carried out a spectroscopic analysis of the impact of CO2 and other greenhouse … Continue reading

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Posted in Carbon dioxide, Climate sensitivity | Tagged , | 90 Comments

In Which I Talk to the Thunderstorms

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Thunderstorms are great majestic beasts. If you had never seen one or heard of one in your life, imagine your surprise if a lovely peaceful day suddenly clouded up. Then it started to rain. Then … Continue reading

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News The Media Missed

Guest post by Willis Eschenbach Based on a model, unfortunately. Behind a paywall, unfortunately. Posted without comment, emphasis and formatting mine. The abstract says: Recovery mechanisms of Arctic summer sea ice S. Tietsche, D. Notz, J. H. Jungclaus, J. Marotzke, Max Planck Institute … Continue reading

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Glory, glory, hallelujah – twice delayed three’s a charm?

NASA’s Glory Satellite scheduled for launch March 4 WASHINGTON — NASA’s Glory spacecraft is scheduled for launch on Friday, March 4. Technical issues with ground support equipment for the Taurus XL launch vehicle led to the scrub of the original … Continue reading

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Light posting this week and next – but there’s also good news

I’m on a necessary two week road trip to meteorology related trade shows to show some of my technology and content. Unfortunately times being what they are, the trip was more economical with me driving and hauling equipment than it … Continue reading

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NASA will try to explain the missing sunspots

This should be interesting. At least they aren’t putting Dikpati on the panel. The scene from the movie “The Wizard of Oz” where after the residents of Emerald City see strange writings in the sky and shout “the Wizard will … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Solar | 161 Comments

In Which I Finally Understand the Fair-Weather Gale

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In the Pacific off the coast of California, there’s an unusual weather phenomenon called a “fair-weather gale”. It happens periodically in the summer when California’s Central Valley and Mojave Desert heat up. To replace the … Continue reading

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A banner day for the EPA

With days  where they come off like this, who needs enemies? Two things happened on March 1st that make me question how this government organization can function reliable and serve the people of the United States. First was a Carl … Continue reading

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