“The Greenhouse Effect – Part II”

Guest post by Ben Herman and Roger Pielke Sr. We have received a further question on our post:“The Greenhouse Effect” by Ben Herman and Roger Pielke Sr. The question is summarized by the following text Anyway my question refers to the common example of taking away the atmosphere and observing a cold surface. But as I understand…

Border Transgressions

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There is a new paper out in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences called Linkages among climate change, crop yields and Mexico–US cross-border migration (hereinafter L2010). It has Supplementary Online Information (SOI) here. The editor of the paper is (the late) Dr. Stephen Schneider. The paper basically advances…

GISS Polar Interpolation

By Steve Goddard There has been an active discussion going on about the validity of GISS interpolations. This post compares GISS Arctic interpolation vs. DMI measured/modeled data. All data uses a baseline of 1958-2002. The first map shows GISS June 2010 anomalies smoothed to 1200 km. The green line marks 80N latitude. Note that GISS…

Anatomy of a Microburst

From Mike Smith @ Meteorological Musings A central Oklahoma microburst descends from the parent cloud to the ground. Photo from National Severe Storms Lab At 6:46pm yesterday (Sunday) evening, a strong microburst (likely strong enough to bring down a commercial airliner, had it been at the end of a runway) occurred in northwest Wichita a…

Two-dimensional wetting technique gives room temperature ice

Now if we can just apply this treatment to all the glaciers and the Arctic… Artificially controlling water condensation leads to ‘room-temperature ice’ Via Eurekalert. College Park, MD (July 27, 2010) — Earth’s climate is strongly influenced by the presence of particles of different shapes and origins — in the form of dust, ice and…