Daily Archives: August 27, 2012

Hurricane Isaac tracking

After battling the “dry” tropical air along its route from Haiti, Cuba, Florida, to Louisiana, Isaac has finally become a hurricane with the required 64+ knots 1-minute sustained near-surface winds.  Numerical models finally expressed some certainty on a Louisiana coastal … Continue reading

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How ocean currents affect global climate is a question oceanographer may be close to answering

  From Florida State University: Kevin Speer has a “new paradigm” for describing how the world’s oceans circulate — and with it he may help reshape science’s understanding of the processes by which wind, water, sunlight and other factors interact … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News – Volume 3 Number 11, part 2 – other sources show no record low Arctic ice extent

Earlier today in part1, I posted about the new record low claimed by NSIDC: Sea Ice News – Volume 3 Number 11, part 1 – new Arctic satellite extent record. The number given is 4.1 million square kilometers: That of … Continue reading

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Pielke Sr., Curry, and Singer on the new AMS climate statement

Dr. Roger Pielke Senior has weighed in on the new AMS climate statement: Contradictory Statements By The American Meterological Society – Comments On The New Statement Titled “Climate Change” The American Meteorological Society has released its Statement Climate Change – An Information … Continue reading

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‘Reach for the Stars’ now becomes ‘Retreat to the Past’

Guest post by Viv Forbes The deaths of Steve Jobs and Neil Armstrong could signal the end of a remarkable era of scientific and engineering achievement that started about 200 years ago when James Watt and Robert Stephenson managed to … Continue reading

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New AMS statement on Climate Change

Seems almost a planned effort this week, Sea Ice, Iasaac, and now the AMS statement. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   617-227-2426 ext. 3901   August 27, 2012    kseitter@ametsoc.org American Meteorological Society Releases Revised Climate Change Statement August 27, 2012 –The American Meteorological … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News – Volume 3 Number 11, part 1 – new Arctic satellite extent record

PART1 – (part 2 comes later today is NOW ONLINE HERE) I’ve been noting with some humor the anticipation of a new Arctic sea ice extent minimum in the Alarmosphere. Yesterday, the frustration that there hasn’t been any major announcement … Continue reading

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One benefit of the midwest drought

From Texas A&M University Good news from the bad drought: Gulf ‘Dead Zone’ smallest in years, says Texas A&M expert The worst drought to hit the United States in at least 50 years does have one benefit: it has created … Continue reading

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