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31 August 2008

Hurricane Update (video)

I have a screencast update on Hurricane Gustav. It was recorded at 12:30 am (0530Z). I’m still getting used to this software, and it will get better. This is a chance for you to get an in depth look at what I am seeing in the maps as I go through the forecast process. Video is here: GUSTAV UPDATE On the brighter side of things. Meteorological Summer ended at midnight!! …

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29 August 2008

Tropical Trouble Times 2

It seems tonight that the numerical weather prediction (NWP) guidance is starting to come together on Gustav. Up through this morning, there was still a lot of spread among the different models. This tells a forecaster that any one solution is not likely to be correct, and that leads to a low confidence forecast. Sometimes you will see a few outliers and know that you can ignore them due to …

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23 August 2008

Back In the Classroom- Well at the front of it!

When James-Paul Dice left for Birmingham, (Don’t get me crying again) he left a vacancy in a class he had been teaching at Calhourn Community College, here in Huntsville. JP talked me into taking it over for him, and I will start teaching Environmental Science on Monday. JP swears I will love it, and since I do love everything to do with Earth Science, he may very well be right. …

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16 August 2008

Announcing My Wild Wild Climate Web Site

Back in the late 1990’s i put together a web site on weather for kids. It is currently under a redevelopment, but I have put together a new web site on climate. This site is aimed at an older audience. Generally from High School on up. The reason for this site is my concern that the public still has a limited understanding on the Science of Climate Change and most …

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9 August 2008

If You Only Read One Science Paper – Read This One

Occasionally a paper is published by a renowned expert or a group of experts in a field that summarizes what we know about a particular topic. These papers are usually destined to be referred to many times and cited by other papers for years to come. Dr. Micheal Mann and Dr. Phil Jones wrote one in 2004 that you should read. While I realize most readers of this journal may …

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1 August 2008

Matt Harding- I nominate him for The Nobel Peace Prize

Who the heck is Matt Harding. Actually the question should be where the he^^ is Matt Harding. I have spent years explaining to anyone who would listen that we live in a very small world. The air you breathe today was on the other side of the world a few days ago. We are protected from the harsh radiation of the sun by a layer of air that is just …

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