Global Tropical Cyclone Activity still at 30 year low

From: Ryan N. Maue’s 2010 Global Tropical Cyclone Activity Update Figure: Global and Northern Hemisphere Accumulated Cyclone Energy: 24 month running sum through July 31, 2010. Note that the year indicated represents the value of ACE through the previous 24-months for the Northern Hemisphere (bottom line/gray boxes) and the entire global (top line/lime green boxes).…

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Sea Ice News #17

by Steve Goddard In April, I pointed out that PIOMAS forecasts for the summer didn’t make much sense. The computer model is predicting that 3+ year old ice (which is probably in excess of 10 feet thick) is going to melt by early August. That seems rather far fetched. It is now early August. Let us…

Rebuttal to NOAA's "State of the Climate" sales brochure

The NOAA State of the Climate Report (PDF “at a glance” highlights version 10.5 MB, full version here 110 MB, 218 pages) was published by NCDC at the end of July. It’s another glossy compendium of issues, mostly qualitative, some quantitative. There’s lots of pictures, including some NatGeo style “poverty meets weather” images, and bullet…