Friday Funny – Svalbard Revisited

Guest essay by David Archibald A visit to the weather station at the airport is the highlight of any trip to Svalbard. Of course that weather station has been the subject of attention on WUWT here. Above: The Svalbard weather station at the airport Figure 1 below shows the closest point the public can now…

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Another GISS miss: warming in the Arctic – the adjustments are key

GHCN Temperature Adjustments Affect 40% Of The Arctic By Paul Homewood                          Before                                                           After There has been much discussion recently about temperature adjustments made by GHCN in Iceland and Greenland, which have had the effect of reducing historic temperature levels, thereby creating an artificial warming trend. These can easily be checked at the GISS website, where…

Sea ice variability within and outside the Arctic Circle

The essay below is a result of some collaboration between Jeff Condon and myself. I’ve been wondering for quite some time if there was any trend difference between the truly “arctic” sea ice inside the Arctic Circle and the ice in the Hudson bay and other more southerly sea areas that really aren’t part of…

Nacreous cloud show at the Arctic Circle

From spaceweather.com An apparition of polar stratospheric clouds is underway around the Arctic Circle. “It is almost as good as the aurora borealis,” says Göran Strand, who took this picture last night from Östersund, Sweden: Eric Schandall of Oslo, Norway, adds this report: “We have seen them for three evenings over Oslo, with the ones…

Shock news: trees grow better in a warmer climate with more carbon dioxide

The geniuses at Columbia University’s Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory have discovered Liebigs Law of the Minimum. The tree researcher exclaims: “I was expecting to see trees stressed from the warmer temperatures,”…“What we found was a surprise.” Trees on Tundra’s Border Are Growing Faster in a Hotter Climate Measuring Techniques Improve—But the Implications Are Not Certain…