Giovanni: The Bridge Between Data and Science

  From Eos. Using satellite remote sensing data sets can be a daunting task. Giovanni, a Web-based tool, facilitates access, visualization, and exploration for many of NASA’s Earth science data sets. By Zhong Liu and James Acker 24 August 2017 Since the satellite era began, researchers and others have used data collected from Earth-observing satellites,…

Paper examines ‘unconscious assumptions that have impeded scientific progress in the past’

Scientist emphasizes importance of multi-level thinking in atmospheric science From the INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES An unusual paper “On multi-level thinking and scientific understanding” appears in the October issue of Advances in Atmospheric Sciences. The author is Professor Michael Edgeworth McIntyre from University of Cambridge, whose work in atmospheric dynamics is well known.…

So What Happened to the Science?

John Ridgway, “There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.” Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi It is tempting to speculate what a resurrected Mark Twain would think of the current controversy surrounding the global warming debate. Some of the warnings being…