Kasatochi Volcano SO2 update: aerosols may have cooling effect on the NH this year

In August, I reported that the Kasitochi volcano in the Aleutian Island erupted over a million tons of sulfur dioxide (SO2) into the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, here is a satellite sounder derived image of the cloud that was released: That was then. Since then, the SO2 has had about a month to disperse…

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This is what passes for a sunspot these days

After the August 21st sunspot debacle where SIDC reported a spot and initially NOAA didn’t, mostly due to the report from the Catania Observatory in Italy, we have another similar situation. On September 11th, a plage area developed. Here is the SOHO MDI for 1323UTC: Find the sunspot in this image – Click for a…