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19 May 2012

Tropical Storm Alberto! In May??

(Update: Tropical Storm Alberto has now formed per NHC) Just looking at this image, it seems a tropical depression may be forming off the South Carolina coast. There is a circulation but that does not mean it is a “warm core” system. It is not that rare for a tropical system to form from a cold core surface low over the ocean, but to get one in the Atlantic in mid May is VERY …

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Some Fascinating Science Pics Of The Week Along with a Faked One

The Real One Visualizing how a one degree increase in temperature can have such a profound effect is not easy when you first think about it, but when you see graphs like this, it begins to make more sense. The atmosphere is now holding about 4% more water vapor than it did a century ago and this must have an effect. This is also a good example of why scientists use the term climate …

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