Uncertain Climate Risks (Nature Climate Change)

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein As I continue to plow through Vol 1 Issue 1 of the new Journal Nature Climate Change, I came to the following amazing statement: Communicating the value of climate modelling … requires confronting such apparent contradictions as the fact that increasing a model’s complexity — by adding the behaviour of…

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RFP's and the sad state of climate science funding

From the “more study is needed” department and Dr. Roger Pielke Senior, it seems that the RFP (request for proposal) might be one of the biggest problems with climate science today, as some read like recipes. He posted this article today, which I share in entirety here. Perceptive Article On The Sad State Of Research…

The wind turbine albedo effect

Via the Wakey Wakey thread, I got wind of this photo (seen below the continue reading line) which is a real world effect of the model at left. It seemed worthwhile to share for the sheer uniqueness of it. The turbulence caused by the turbines is a catalyst for cloud formation. See photo:

ENSO report and forecast

  Summary: La Niña conditions continued across the equatorial Pacific. The magnitude of negative sea surface temperature anomalies continued to decrease across the Pacific Ocean. A transition to ENSO-neutral conditions is expected by June 2011. Ensemble forecast: All models indicate that La Niña will continue to weaken in the coming months. A majority of models…