Visualizing the "Greenhouse Effect" – Light and Heat

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein Solar “light” radiation in = Earth “heat” radiation to Space out! That’s old news to those of us who understand all energy is fungible (may…

Nenana 2011 Ice Classic result

In case you missed it, the official result for 2011 is in: The Tanana River officially broke up on May 4, 2011 at 4:24 PM and here’s the clock Here’s…

ROTFL – dog lovers will appreciate this one

This came to me via Facebook, and it has absolutely nothing to do with any topic I normally cover on this blog, but it is so hilarious that I still…

Tree rings as a proxy for historical ENSO reconstruction

From the University of Hawai’i’s International Pacific Research Center at Mānoa, comes this proxy reconstruction that does some similar things the infamous hockey stick reconstruction, but doesn’t need to pull…

How a leftover from the cold war turned into a weather and climate tool

This trapezoid shaped clearing in Modoc county, CA, has an interesting purpose. See image below: