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So far, 2015 seems to be a bad year for the ‘severe weather caused by climate change” meme

Looks like another “divergence problem” as tornadoes don’t follow the climatology From NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center: NORMAN, Okla. During a month when severe weather typically strikes, this March has been unusually quiet, with no tornado or severe thunderstorm watches issued by NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center so far. And, National Weather Service forecasters see no sign…

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The physics of clouds

From the University of California – Santa Barbara A UCSB physicist’s experimental results disprove long-held ideas about turbulence In 1941, Russian physicist Andrey Kolmogorov developed a theory of turbulence that has served as the basic foundation for our understanding of this important naturally occurring phenomenon. Turbulence occurs when fluid flow is characterized by chaotic physical…

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Think UHI doesn’t affect the climate? Think again.

From AGU: More urban heat; less summer fog, on California coast Larry O’Hanlon writes on the AGU blog Geospace: The summer fog that shrouds coastal southern California – what locals call the June Gloom – is being driven up into the sky by urban sprawl, according to scientists who have studied 67 years of cloud…