Tag Archives: CLOUD

Climate Craziness of the Week: only the ‘cooler’ models are wrong – the rest say 4ºC of warming by 2100

From the University of New South Wales and Dr. Steven Sherwood: “Climate sceptics like to criticise climate models for getting things wrong, and we are the first to admit they are not perfect,” said Sherwood. “But what we are finding … Continue reading

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Cosmic Rays and Climate – to be or not to be?

From the “science is still settling” department, the question still seems up in the air to me. On one hand we have Dr. Jasper Kirkby, Head of the CLOUD Experiment, CERN Geneva giving a thorough review showing strong correlations between … Continue reading

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Svensmark’s cosmic ray theory of clouds and global warming looks to be confirmed

Note: Between flaccid climate sensitivity, ENSO driving “the pause”, and now this, it looks like the upcoming IPCC AR5 report will be obsolete the day it is released. From a Technical University of Denmark press release comes what looks to … Continue reading

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Update on the CLOUD experiment at CERN

Rik Gheysens says: in Tips and Notes The latest results of the CLOUD experiment in CERN are published: http://science.orf.at/stories/1717291/. It’s a German article with the following statements of Jasper Kirkby (head of the CLOUD experiment): At the present time we … Continue reading

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Cirrus Cloud seeds identified – will help in climate knowledge

From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , a fairly important discovery, one that will help us understand the role clouds play in the Earth’s energy balance. The fact that mineral dust and metallic aerosols are identified would suggest that as … Continue reading

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A case of the vapors – another global cooling mechanism found

From the University of Manchester Organic vapors affect clouds leading to previously unidentified climate cooling University of Manchester scientists, writing in the journal Nature Geoscience, have shown that natural emissions and manmade pollutants can both have an unexpected cooling effect … Continue reading

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Nigel Calder reports on “Yet another trick of cosmic rays”

Reblogged from Calder’s Updates In the climax to the Danes’ experiments, cloud seeds flout the theories Near to the end of the story that starts with stars exploding in the Galaxy and ends with extra clouds gathering, a small but … Continue reading

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Giant Veil of “Cold Plasma” Discovered High Above Earth

From National Geographic: Clouds of charged particles stretch a quarter the way to the moon, experts say. Clouds of “cold plasma” reach from the top of Earth’s atmosphere to at least a quarter the distance to the moon, according to … Continue reading

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Senseless about sensitivity

The speculative press release below is from the University of Gothenburg.  After having a paper published earlier this year  in Science that argues climate sensitivity might be lower than the IPCC stated in AR4, we have a new press release … Continue reading

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Some reactions to the CLOUD experiment

CERN Finds “Significant” Cosmic Ray Cloud Effect Best known for its studies of the fundamental constituents of matter, the CERN particle-physics laboratory in Geneva is now also being used to study the climate. Researchers in the CLOUD collaboration have released … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS – CERN Experiment Confirms Cosmic Rays Influence Cloud Seeds

UPDATE: see some reactions to this announcement here From the GWPF This refers to the CLOUD experiment at CERN. I’ll have more on this as it develops (updated twice since the original report now), but for the short term, it … Continue reading

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Prey and predator model of clouds

From the Weizmann Institute of Science – Eat, Prey, Rain Photo: Tamar Deutsch What do a herd of gazelles and a fluffy mass of clouds have in common? A mathematical formula that describes the population dynamics of such prey animals … Continue reading

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Weekly Weather and Climate News Roundup

Quote of the Week: “From the household perspective, reductions in energy expenditures act like a tax cut for the Pennsylvania economy, increasing discretionary income.” Penn State report on natural gas from shale. – – – – – – – – … Continue reading

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Another cloudy-maybe geoengineering scheme

UGA scientists find missing links in biology of cloud formation over oceans UGA News Service Scientists have known for two decades that sulfur compounds that are produced by bacterioplankton as they consume decaying algae in the ocean cycle through two … Continue reading

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Preliminary results for the CERN CLOUD cosmic ray experiment

From Nature blog: Sunny days for CLOUD experiment An experiment designed to investigate the link between solar activity and the climate has its first results in the bag. At the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco today, Joachim Curtius … Continue reading

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