Visualizing the “Greenhouse Effect” – Light and Heat

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein Solar “light” radiation in = Earth “heat” radiation to Space out! That’s old news to those of us who understand all energy is fungible (may be converted to different forms of energy) and energy/mass is conserved (cannot be created nor destroyed). My Visualizing series [Physical Analogy, Atmospheric Windows, Emission Spectra,…

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Nenana 2011 Ice Classic result

In case you missed it, the official result for 2011 is in: The Tanana River officially broke up on May 4, 2011 at 4:24 PM and here’s the clock Here’s the context of the date in comparison with all of the others since 1917. (I calculated this to be day 124.683 in 2011, please check)

ROTFL – dog lovers will appreciate this one

This came to me via Facebook, and it has absolutely nothing to do with any topic I normally cover on this blog, but it is so hilarious that I still get tears in my eyes laughing at it even after watching it three times. So I thought I’d share the humor. IMHO this is the…

Tree rings as a proxy for historical ENSO reconstruction

From the University of Hawai’i’s International Pacific Research Center at Mānoa, comes this proxy reconstruction that does some similar things the infamous hockey stick reconstruction, but doesn’t need to pull any statistical “tricks” to make the case. Our old friend the Bristlecone pine in the southwest USA is the test subject again. Like Mann et…