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 landfall, but diverged significantly on intensity.  There is also some question about the ability of…

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 and influence the planet’s climate.   Video: A new way of thinking about ocean currents…

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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 Statement of the American  Meteorological Society (PDF also here: http://www.ametsoc.org/policy/2012climatechange.pdf) where its stated intent starts…

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 Society today released an updated Statement on Climate Change, replacing the 2007 version that was…