New analysis highlights importance of groundwater discharge into oceans

“It’s really hard to characterize groundwater discharge, so it has been a source of uncertainty in the modeling of global cycles,” said first author Kimberley Mayfield, who led the study…

New Study: Sea Level Rise Rates The Same Since 1958 As They Were For All Of 1900-2018

A new analysis of global sea level rise rates concludes the rising trend was 1.56 mm/yr−¹ from 1900-2018. This is the same rate as for 1958-2014 (1.5 mm/yr−¹), indicating there…

A Strong Atmosphere River Approaches

The most powerful atmospheric river of the season so far is now imminent and will reach our coast later tomorrow (Monday).

Michael Mann’s 2008 Reconstruction

By Andy May In my last post, it was suggested that Michael Mann’s 2008 reconstruction (Mann, et al., 2008) was similar to Moberg’s 2005 (Moberg, Sonechkin, Holmgren, Datsenko, & Karlen,…

COVID-19: why did a second wave occur even in regions hit hard by the first wave?

Many people, myself included, thought that in the many regions where COVID-19 infections were consistently reducing during the summer, indicating that the applicable herd immunity threshold had apparently been crossed,…

Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Space Freighter Departs Space Station

The Cygnus spacecraft successfully departed the International Space Station three months after arriving at the space station to deliver about 8,000 pounds of scientific experiments and supplies to the orbiting…