Tag Archives: Goddard Space Flight Center

SORCE’s Solar Spectral Surprise – UV declined, TSI constant

From NASA’s website (h/t to David Archibald) By Adam Voiland NASA’s Earth Science News Team Two satellite instruments aboard NASA’s Solar Radiation & Climate Experiment (SORCE) mission — the Total Solar Irradiance Monitor (TIM) and the Solar Irradiance Monitor (SIM) … Continue reading

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Satellites Image the Urban Heat Islands in the Northeast

Gee where have we seen something like this before? Dads/Moms and Grandparents: if you’d like your children/grandchildren to be able to do something on UHI for the spring science fair, here’s an easy to do idea. – Anthony From Science … Continue reading

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NASA’s Terra Satellite Images Minnesota’s Blizzard Aftermath

From Science @ NASA.gov The upper Midwest was hit by a powerful winter storm this past weekend as more than 17 inches of snow brought down the roof to the Metrodome football complex (link added by WUWT)  in Minneapolis. NASA’s … Continue reading

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Quick, somebody slap a carbon tax on this new planet

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope Reveals First Carbon-Rich Planet PASADENA, Calif. — Astronomers have discovered that a huge, searing-hot planet orbiting another star is loaded with an unusual amount of carbon. The planet, a gas giant named WASP-12b, is the first … Continue reading

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NASA climate model shows plants slow Global Warming by creating a new negative feedback in response to increased CO2

  From NASA Earth Science news: A new NASA computer modeling effort has found that additional growth of plants and trees in a world with doubled atmospheric carbon dioxide levels would create a new negative feedback – a cooling effect … Continue reading

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SOHO – 15 years today

Dr. Leif Svalgaard advises via email that today is the 15th anniversary of the SOHO(Solar and Heliospheric Observatory). Here’s a story to celebrate one of the most successful space missions ever, still going strong. – Anthony SOHO Celebrates 15 Years … Continue reading

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