Ocean heat content and Earth’s radiation imbalance

This paper is to be published on-line on Friday in Physics Letters A Dr. Douglas graciously sent me an advance copy, of which I’m printing some excerpts. Douglas and Knox show some correlations between Top-of-atmosphere radiation imbalance and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO). The authors credit Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. with reviving interest on the…

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SOHO and Solar update

A couple of interesting tidbits from NASA’s Spaceweather.com First: Spotless Days Current Stretch: 31 days 2009 total: 173 days (78%) Since 2004: 684 days Typical Solar Min: 485 days Second: The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory is passing through a telemetry keyhole. Daily sun images will be intermittently delayed until routine contact is established later this…

NHC gets work

BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO ADVISORY NUMBER   2 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL022009 1100 AM AST TUE AUG 11 2009 …DEPRESSION MOVING WESTWARD…NO CHANGE IN INTENSITY… AT 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.6 NORTH…LONGITUDE 29.6 WEST OR ABOUT 350 MILES…560 KM…WEST OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CAPE VERDE…