UMass Amherst geoscientists reconstruct ‘eye-opening’ 900-year Northeast climate record

Just a single study.  Just a single location.  Just a single technique.  Importance TBD~ctm From EurekAlert!    Link to study and excerpts below press release. Geoscientists at UMass Amherst have reconstructed the longest and highest-resolution climate record for the northeastern United States University of Massachusetts at Amherst Doctoral students Daniel Miller, in the water, with Helen…

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Concord and discord among Northern Hemisphere paleotemperature reconstructions from tree rings

From Science Direct Scott St. George Jan Esper Department of Geography, Environment and Society, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA Department of Geography, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany Received 3 September 2018, Revised 8 November 2018, Accepted 9 November 2018, Available online 15 November 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.11.013 Get rights and content Highlights Tree rings are the backbone of…

A massive crater hides beneath Greenland’s ice

Elevating this from a mention in my previous Newsworthy Items post. From ScienceNews Whether the impact is related to a period of cooling called the Younger Dryas is unknown By Carolyn Gramling 2:00pm, November 14, 2018 There’s something big lurking beneath Greenland’s ice. Using airborne ice-penetrating radar, scientists have discovered a 31-kilometer-wide crater — larger…

You can always tell a Mann, but you can’t tell him much – why tree ring data (and climatic conclusions from it) sucks

From the “we only select wood for hockey stick construction” department. Steve McIntyre comes back into the fray with a scathing review of just how crappy the tree ring proxies used by Michael Mann were (and still are), and shows without the questionable stripbark portion of the data, why no “hockey stick” appears. But even…