Amazon River Flow Data 1902 2014

Noise Assisted Data Analysis

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Once again, Dr. Curry’s “Week in Review-Science and Technology” doesn’t disappoint. I find the following: Evidence of a decadal solar signal in the Amazon River: 1903 to 2013 [link]  by Antico and Torres So I go to the link, and I find the abstract: Abstract It has been shown that…

modeled average annual rainfall bcc-csm1

A Tale Of Two Convergences

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In the course of doing the research for my previous post on thunderstorm evaporation, I came across something I’d read about but never had seen. This was the claim that the models showed not one, but two inter-tropical convergence zones (ITCZ). Please allow me a small digression here, regarding my…

TRMM Monthly Rainfall animation

Tropical Evaporative Cooling

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been looking again into the satellite rainfall measurements from the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM). I discussed my first look at this rainfall data in a post called Cooling and Warming, Clouds and Thunderstorms. There I showed that the cooling from thunderstorm-driven evaporation is a major heat-regulating mechanism in…

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Rapture Of The Deeps

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach One of the reasons I lived so much of my life in the tropical South Pacific is because of the diving. Coral reefs are one of the most astounding ecosystems on the planet, boiling over with energy, movement, and color. I’ve spent hundreds and hundreds of hours in the water,…

vitruvian man

The Height Of Temperature Folly

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In her always interesting blog, Dr. Judith Curry [and Anthony at WUWT] points to a very well-researched article by Bjorn Lomborg, peer-reviewed, entitled “Impact of Current Climate Proposals” (full text). He has repeated the work that Tom Wigley did for the previous IPCC report. There is a simplified climate model called…

phytoplankton

Plankton Redux

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Back in 2010 I wrote a post called “Walking the Plank-ton“. In that post I baldly stated that claims of a 40% loss in plankton since 1950 were totally bogus. However, I also admitted that I didn’t know why or where they’d made a mistake, and I really had no data…

Energy Consumption

Thirty-Eight Years Of Subsidies

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach On April 18, 1977, President Jimmy Carter announced his new energy policy. His speech included the following predictions of a dire future unless we repented of our evil ways: I know that some of you may doubt that we face real energy shortages. The 1973 gasoline lines are gone, and…