Daily Archives: July 13, 2012

X class flare CME arrival updated

From Spaceweather.com The CME launched toward Earth by yesterday’s X-flare is moving faster than originally thought. Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab have revised their forecast accordingly, advancing the cloud’s expected arrival time to 09:17 UT (5:17 am EDT) … Continue reading

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Coldest July in history for Anchorage?

From the Alaska Dispatch and the weather is not climate unless it’s 100 degrees outside department comes this report: Could this be the coldest July in history for Anchorage? According to the National Weather Service, Anchorage, Alaska is experiencing record … Continue reading

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After pointing out an airplane got stuck in heat softened asphalt, Al Gore misses the fact that many of the surface temperatures used in climate come from airports

From Al’s Journal, some seriously dysfunctional thinking using props he doesn’t understand. Al brings attention to the fact that at Washington Reagan National Airport some tarmac asphalt got soft on a hot day, and the tires sunk into it a … Continue reading

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Friday Funny Bonus – the company you keep

Post Climategate, we’ve seen a fall of sorts lately. Papers like Gergis et al are retracted for errors, then we have Michael Oppenheimer’s trainwreck of claiming climate change induced crop failures will drive Mexican climate refugees into the United States … Continue reading

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Climate science and nuclear weapons research: Another conflation of weather and climate

From The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists via SAGE Publications  comes this press release claiming that because nuclear fallout was tracked by meteorological instrumentation and synoptic scale models, it somehow relates to climate science. I think it’s a stretch. About … Continue reading

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Friday Funny: Dr. Michael Mann keeps interesting company

I had to laugh when I saw this post from climate blog regular caerbannog666 re-tweeted by Dr. Michael Mann: That iron lung comment piqued my interest, and I wondered who is this guy? A well known climate blog regular, he’s … Continue reading

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Of Simple Models, Seasonal Lags, and Tautochrones

Guest post by Joeseph H. Born Many of us laymen were fascinated by Willis Eschenbach’s recent post that touched on how insensitive to oscillation period the phase lag between insolation and temperature is. But the comments to that post closed … Continue reading

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