Tag Archives: Community Climate System Model

NCAR says targeting specific pollutants would slow SLR

From the  National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research I can see the EPA jumping all over this one. Black carbon is likely a contributor, as it changes the albedo of ice sheets and one that is much … Continue reading

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New paper speculates on volcanoes during the Little Ice Age

From NCAR/UCAR, they’re still trying to stamp out solar influence as a potential cause of the Little Ice Age. One of the things I wonder about is that during low sunspot activity, does the reduced solar-magnetic influence have any effect … Continue reading

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UCAR on Blocking Highs, heat waves, and modeling limits

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. writes: Candid Admission By UCAR – “Blocking The Way – Predicting The Atmospheric Detours That Lead To Weather Troubles” There was an interesting article in the Fall issue of the UCAR Magazine titled by Bob Henson titled Blocking The … Continue reading

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Model predicts Arctic sea ice extent

From the University of Washington , some great news if it holds predictive power over time in the face of a cyclic, noisy, non-linear system. Model provides successful seasonal forecast for the fate of Arctic sea ice Relatively accurate predictions … Continue reading

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