New solar sensor will help monitor sun-to-climate link with greater accuracy

NASA Powers on New Instrument Staring at the Sun NASA has powered on its latest space payload to continue long-term measurements of the Sun’s incoming energy. Total and Spectral solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS-1), installed on the International Space Station, became fully operational with all instruments collecting science data as of this March. “TSIS-1 extends a long data record that…

The Modern Warm Period Delimited

UPDATE: 3/13/18 After review of comments, data sources, and the article itself, I have concluded that because some old and faulty data was used in the article, the premise and conclusions are not accurate, and therefore this article should be ignored due to the use of the faulty data. If at such time the article is…

Cool science: NASA Satellites Recreate Solar Eruption in 3-D

The more solar observatories, the merrier: Scientists have developed new models to see how shocks associated with coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, propagate from the Sun — an effort made possible only by combining data from three NASA satellites to produce a much more robust mapping of a CME than any one could do alone.…

Some data suggests Global Cooling started in 2006

Guest essay by David Archibald’ Many good things come to an end and that includes the Modern Warm Period. Mild winters and early springs are now spoken of in the past tense. The peak of the Modern Warm Period was 2006 as shown by the oceanic lead indicator, the Gulf Stream, also called the North Atlantic…