Polar Sea Ice Changes are Having a Net Cooling Effect on the Climate

A guest post by Steven Goddard One of the most widely discussed climate feedbacks is the albedo effect of polar sea ice loss.  Ice has a relatively high albedo (reflectance)…

What is the red dot?

A simple question; what is that red dot on the map? I was looking at the CONUS map browser depicting the 2008 temperature departure from normal provided by NOAA’s High…

Mid-Winter Report Card

Mid-Winter Report Card Guest post by Steven Goddard We are almost at the half way point for the meteorological winter (December through February) and it is a good time to evaluate how…