Pielke Senior: Climate Science Myths & Misconceptions

Climate Science Myths And Misconceptions – Post #1 On The Global Annual Average Surface Temperature Trend By Dr. Roger Pielke Senior There are a remarkable number of myths and misconceptions about climate science. In a set of upcoming posts in the coming weeks starting with this one, I overview these “errors” in the communication of climate science among scientists…

Steig on Antarctic warming: “Rossby wave trains”

From the University of Washington, comes this upcoming paper by corresponding author Dr. Eric Steig (and co-authors)that the mechanism for warming of the Antarctic Peninsula is mostly weather pattern driven. The mechanism cited? “Rossby Wave Train” aka the circumpolar vortex aka the southern polar jet steam transferring warmth from the tropical Pacific. I’ll have more…

Satellite-Era Sea Surface Temperature Versus IPCC Hindcast/Projections – Part 1

Guest post by Bob Tisdale GLOBAL AND PACIFIC OCEAN SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE OVERVIEW This series of posts examines the differences between multi-model mean of the IPCC 20C3M (Hindcast)/SRES A1B (Projection) data and the Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies, a satellite-based SST dataset.  In addition to times-series graphs, the linear trends of the Sea…

New gasoline engine design has 4x efficiency of pistons

This looks promising. It is basically a continuous combustion wave turbine. While not super powerful in this early design and not intended to replace a V-8 it can be brought to market for a hybrid vehicle application soon, according to the researcher. See the video below. While they’ve got a focus on CO2 for the…