Surprise! There's an active volcano under Antarctic ice

Above: Mt Erebus, which was previously the only active volcano in Antarctica picture by Sean Brocklesby It seems that we still don’t know everything there is to know about our earth-climate…

Guest Weblog: Ben Herman Of The University Of Arizona – Maximum Temperature Trends and the HO83

HO83 ASOS Hygrothermometer (temperature/dewpoint sensor) Note: This was originally posted on Dr. Roger Pielke Sr’s blog Climate Science at www.climatescience.org I’m reposting it here since we’ve had a number of posts on…

A weeks worth of data from my new MMTS unit

Last week you may recall that I posted about my new self contained MMTS unit that I’m experimenting with as a possible replacement of as a check system for NOAA’s…

How not to measure temperature, part 47

Ajo, AZ USHCN Station photographed by Bob Thompson But wait, theres more: I’ve posted about stations that had proximity to a/c units before, but this one is of particular interest…

CBS News to preempt 60 Minutes for global warming special Sunday Jan 20th

This was originally called “CBS News Presents: Global Warming: The Melting Ice Caps” at the CBS affililiates resource site they call it “CBS News Presents: The Age of Warming” for…

Top Ten Science Based Predictions that didn't come true.

There’s an article in the New York Times pushing a something called “the five stages of climate grief” done by a professor at the University of Montana. This got me…

Mercury revealed

Click on image to enlarge. Given its proximity to the sun, Mercury is one of the more difficult planets to image. Before today, maps of the planet Mercury were mostly…

Pielke Climate Science Weblog Moved and Restored – note new URL

Over the last week, Dr. Roger Pielke’s Climate Science weblog has had several technical issues related to keeping a very old version of WordPress running. The website has been down…

Yet another thing to avoid

At ShopRite supermarkets in the eastern US, Microsoft will be rolling out computerized shopping carts that will stream video ads based on where you are in the store and present instant…

A typical day in the Stevenson Screen Paint Test

Experiment config on July 13th. The screens were subsequently moved further apart. Note aspirated air temperature reference in forground. I’ve been sorting through some of the data, and have found many…

Stevenson Screen Paint Test Plot

I’m working on analyzing and plotting the data from my paint test of Bare Wood -vs- Latex-vs- Whitewash this weekend. The dataset is huge due to me taking samples every…

Making NOAA's MMTS wireless

This is a custom wireless MMTS with internal data logger that I built, view from my backyard. NOTE: yes I know it is not the best placement, this is just…

Happy Birthday Kristen Byrnes

You may remember earlier this year a web site emerged called “Ponder the Maunder” in which a 15 year old high school student named Kristen Byrnes turned quite a few…

Inside the ASOS HO83 Temp/dewpoint sensor

HO83 ASOS Hygrothermometer (temperature/dewpoint sensor) Much has been written about problems with artificially high temperature readings due to the HO83 aspirated air temperature/dewpoint temperature sensor used on NOAA Automated Surface…

How not to measure Temperature, part 46. Reno's USHCN Station

Last summer I attempted to do a survey of Reno’s USHCN official climate station. But I was thwarted by its placement at the Reno International Airport due to security and…

Quadrillions and Quadrillions (with apologies to Carl Sagan)

OMG, it’s full of BS! The ultimate ridiculous chutzpa lawsuit has just been filed against the US Army Corp of Engineers for damage associated with Hurricane Katrina. Its over 3…

California USHCN station surveys are complete

California USHCN Stations I’m pleased to announce completion of USHCN station surveys for California’s USHCN stations. There were some challenges in completing some surveys. Some places were inaccessible, such as the…

Solar Cycle 24 has officially started

What a day! First a major storm whacks the west coast, now we have the official start of solar cycle 24. Solar physicists have been waiting for the appearance of…

Today's storm is a 9.0

A meteorologist friend of mine, Jan Null, has been keeping tabs on Winter Storms for some time. He’s developed something called the Bay Area Storm Index (BASI) which he uses…

Mother Nature Whacks West Coast

Click image for latest animation UPDATE: For a high resolution still image of this “beautiful” storm click this link: pacific_nhemi_01-04-08_1430utc.jpg The Friday storm moving into California is one of the strongest…

The Weather Channel is up for sale

I wonder if Heidi Cullen comes with the deal? 5 billion dollars seems a bit steep. Any takers? From Andrew Ross Sorkin at the New York Times: The Weather Channel,…

Giving thanks

As this year draws to a close, I think back about what I’ve accomplished on this blog in the last year, and it occurs to me that I have a…

Weathering and Thermometer Shelters

Former Virginia State Climatologist Patrick J. Michaels wrote an op-ed about his paper with Ross McKitrick from Canada’s University of Guelph in an American Spectator column today about the surface…

Blogging Holiday – please drive/bike/walk safely

I’m taking a few days off blogging for friends and family. Seeing the pandemonium that has gripped the streets of my town while people scurry about trying to pull off that…