New GOES-16 weather data could improve tornado-warning times

From the “not Mann” department. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State researchers are the first to use data obtained from recent next-generation satellites in a numerical weather-prediction model used to provide guidance for tornadic thunderstorm forecasting. GOES-16, which was launched in 2016, recently became fully operational but methods for incorporating the data, until now, did…

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Oh noes! More CO2 will cause plants to thicken their leaves

High CO2 levels cause plants to thicken their leaves, could worsen climate change effects Plant scientists have observed that when levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rise, most plants do something unusual: They thicken their leaves. And since human activity is raising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, thick-leafed plants appear to be in our future.…

Rooting out scientific corruption

Recent actions show reform is in the wind, but much remains to be done, especially on climate Guest opinion by Paul Driessen Dr. Brian Wansink recently resigned from his position as Columbia University professor, eating behavior researcher and director of the Cornell “food lab.” A faculty investigation found that he had misreported research data, failed…