Cassini's CIRS Reveals Saturn Is on a "Cosmic Dimmer Switch"

From Science @NASA – Study suggests changes in Saturn’s emitted power are related to varying cloud cover. Like a cosmic light bulb on a dimmer switch, Saturn emitted gradually less…

Mount Merapi SO2 plume headed for Australia

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano put a lot of ejecta into the air; ash, CO2, and SO2. Here’s a recent news report showing the eruption: Tracked by satellite, now the Sulfur…

"Climate-Ready" Rice

From the “I love the smell of rice-a-roni in the morning” department and the Global Rice Science Partnership, we have adaptation to a warmer more CO2 laden world. It’s another…

"Gross" Data Errors in GHCN V2. for Australia

UPDATE: 11/11/10 An errata has been posted, see the end of this essay – Anthony Guest post by Ed Thurstan of Sydney, Australia Synopsis This study shows that the NOAA…

35 years ago: The Witch of November Come Stealin

Today is the 35th anniversary of the sinking of the Great Lakes ore carrier, the Edmund Fitzgerald. The shipped was sunk by “The Witch of November”, a strong Lake Superior…