An Instant Global Ocean Thermometer from Antarctic Ice Cores

Guest post by David Middleton Why bother with Argo floats and ocean heat content?  Now the average temperature of the oceans can be instantly calculated by the ratio of noble gasses in the atmosphere… New Study Identifies Thermometer for Global Ocean Researchers now able to reconstruct past ocean temperatures Jan 04, 2018 There is a…

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The Warmer The Icier Part II

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In the first part of this disquisition, I discussed the oddity that the warmer it gets around Antarctica, the more ice accumulates on the Antarctic ice cap. However, that’s only one part of a very large planet. So I thought I’d take a look at the situation in Greenland. To…

Cosmic Rays, Sunspots, and Beryllium

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In investigations of the past history of cosmic rays, the deposition rates (flux rates) of the beryllium isotope 10Be are often used as a proxy for the amount of cosmic rays. This is because 10Be is produced, inter alia, by cosmic rays in the atmosphere. Being a congenitally inquisitive type…