Tag Archives: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Geoengineering: ‘computer-based virtual worlds’ tell us how much sunblock Earth needs

From the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: Earth sunblock only needed if planet warms easily Planet’s sensitivity to greenhouse gases will determine how much shading could be needed to slow temperature rise RICHLAND, Wash. – An increasing number of scientists are … Continue reading

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Ship sprayed seawater cloud making V2.0

Willis covered this before on WUWT, with Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud. Its baaaack. Figure 1. Artist’s conception of cloud-making ships. Of course, the first storm would flip this over immediately, but heck, it’s only a fantasy, so who cares? … Continue reading

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Texas A&M says freshwater hurricanes grow stronger

From Texas A&M University , a claim that fresh water intensifies hurricanes. At first blush, the concept seems wonky to me, as I don’t think there’s much difference between the heat content potential of fresh -vs- saltwater. Though, it might … Continue reading

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Pollution enhanced thunderstorms warm the planet?

From the DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a new paper in GRL saying something that doesn’t make much sense to me. As shown in the diagram above, thunderstorms transport heat from the lower troposphere upwards. The heat source at the base … Continue reading

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Linked: aerosol pollutants and rainfall patterns

From the University of Maryland Rising air pollution worsens drought, flooding, UMD-led study shows COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Increases in air pollution and other particulate matter in the atmosphere can strongly affect cloud development in ways that reduce precipitation in … Continue reading

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Mapping the guilt of fruits and vegetables out of state

From DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, probably the biggest load of crap I’ve seen in quite some time. I realize that’s harsh,  and I don’t think I’ve ever used that sentence to describe a scientific study, but there’s really no other … Continue reading

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Real Climate on Spencer – Bad timing or just bad judgment?

UPDATE: After I sent an email to Dr. Steve Ghan, RC has suspended comments. See below. My thanks and kudos to them for doing so. – Anthony It strikes me as very odd, and very, very, tacky, that Real Climate … Continue reading

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Clouds, radiative forcing, and climate models – still tweaking

As most readers know, clouds are still poorly understood and under-represented in climate models. This new research may help. From: DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Effect of cloud-scattered sunlight on earth’s energy balance depends on wavelength of light Accounting for wavelength … Continue reading

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The Chinese peg the sulfur emissions worldwide

From PNNL: Worldwide sulfur emissions rose between 2000-2005, after decade of decline Shipping, China top emissions growth in new analysis of 150 years of emissions COLLEGE PARK, Md. – A new analysis of sulfur emissions appearing in the journal Atmospheric … Continue reading

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