My surfacestations project at the AMS conference

Co-author Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon (and subbed at the last minute by John Christy)  presents the results of the SurfaceStations project to the 19th Conference on Applied Climatology 18–20 July 2011, Asheville, North Carolina. AMS just posted these presentations (h/t to Zeke at Lucia’s) and I’m providing them here also after converting from the AMS flv…

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Currents and climate – still not settled

From Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution  via Eurekalert Newly discovered Icelandic current could change North Atlantic climate picture An international team of researchers, including physical oceanographers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has confirmed the presence of a deep-reaching ocean circulation system off Iceland that could significantly influence the ocean’s response to climate change in…

New AGU endorsed climate survey for educators – a bit odd

People send me stuff. This arrived today in my inbox. This anonymous survey (open to anyone) was announced via the American Geophysical Union mailing list, done by the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA, and also available at their website) and is rather telling. IMHO many of the questions are rather leading, and based on…

Pinatubo and the Albedo Thermostat

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I got to thinking that the eruption of Mount Pinatubo should provide a good test case for my theory that changes in albedo help regulate the temperature and keep it within a narrow range. When a big volcano erupts, it throws both black and reflective particles and aerosols high into…

The character of climate change part 4

Guest post by Erl Happ This post is best read after viewing parts one, two and three that set the scene for what is described here. I noted in parts 1 and 2 that variability in global temperature is greatest between November and March when the globe is coolest. This is related to high variability…