Antarctic summer effect confined to peninsula

From the British Antarctic Survey , at least they didn’t pull a Steig and try to claim the observed effect on the Peninsula affects the entire continent. The peninsula is…

More on Black Carbon from Univ of Washington

International study: Where there’s smoke or smog, there’s climate change By Hannah Hickey In addition to causing smoggy skies and chronic coughs, soot – or black carbon – turns out…

An explanation for ball lightning?

I wonder how long it will be before Al Gore tries to blame ball lightning on “dirty weather”? A neat video follows. From CSIRO: Goodness, gracious, great balls of lightning Sightings…

A new paper showing how UHI and energy consumption are linked to long-term temperature change in China

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. highlighted this major new paper in JGR yesterday, I consider it important as it relates to the works I’m doing on station siting. The key points…

Climate Models shown to be inaccurate less than 30 years out

From the University of Arizona (h/t to WUWT reader Miguel Rakiewicz): A new study has found that climate-prediction models are good at predicting long-term climate patterns on a global scale…

Update on Watts et al. 2012

My sincere thanks to everyone who has provided widespread review of our draft paper. There have been hundreds of suggestions and corrections submitted in comments and in email, and for…

Why the BEST papers failed to pass peer review

Whoa, this is heavy.  Ross McKitrick, who was a peer review referee for the BEST papers with the Journal of Geophysical Research got fed up with Muller’s media blitzing and …

Important New Paper on the Nocturnal Boundary Layer, Mixing, and Radiative Forcing as it applies to GHCN weather stations

From Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. comes word of an important new paper that shows how the air near the ground (boundary layer) is highly affected by sensitive nighttime dynamics, which…

New paper shows negative cloud feedback associated with SAM

A paper published Friday in the Journal of Geophysical Research (GRL) finds that a known and natural atmospheric oscillation, the Southern Annular Mode or SAM, is correlated with observed increases…

New study demonstrates the role of urban greenery in CO2 exchange

From the University of California – Santa Barbara In what might be the first study to report continuous measurements of net CO2 exchange of urban vegetation and soils over a…