The Baker Institute Climate Embarrassment

Guest essay by Rob Bradley Rice’s Baker Institute Climate Embarrassment (Sass’s ad hominem response to Rep. Smith) “The Baker Institute has some truing up to do in the multi-disciplinary field of climate change. Playing to its strengths, Rice University and Baker should host its third climate conference, titled something like ‘New Developments in the Physical…

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Study: plate tectonics modulates volcanic activity, which in turn modulates climate forcings

From Rice University comes this study that tries to equate an analog circuit component onto a climate forcing component. It is an interesting approach. The idea that plate tectonics serves to modulate episodic volcanic activity also makes sense. Volcano location could be greenhouse-icehouse key Study: Episodic purging of ‘carbonate capacitor’ drives long-term climate cycle, greenhouse-icehouse oscillations…

‘Doppler radar’ for solar storm detection

Rice researcher part of team that used Doppler shifts to ID phenomenon; may help predict space weather  HOUSTON – (July 2, 2012) – Doppler measurements that help track storms on Earth may also be useful for understanding storms on the sun. A Rice University astrophysicist is part of an international team that combined Doppler techniques…