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9 October 2013
I know of several broadcast meteorologists (mainly in deeply red states) who will not say anything about climate change, or are even forbidden from it on air. Then you have those that have embarrassed themselves by making some rather silly claims (like there is too little co2 in the atmosphere to affect the planet’s temperature etc.). With that in mind, it’s very refreshing to see what Meteorologists Cindy Preszler and …
7 October 2013
I posted this great XKCD.com cartoon two years ago, but it’s so worth posting again. (If you do not know about xkcd.com, there are hours of amusement for my fellow geeks there.)
4 October 2013
The forecast discussion from the NWS Anchorage has a hidden message today:
Nice shot of the peak fall color in the Adirondack’s from the true color MODIS on the Terra satellite. Some pretty cirrus as well, but can you spot the jet contrails??
3 October 2013
At the American Meteorological Society’s Conference on Broadcast Meteorology last June the broadcasters were asked to raise their hands if they used The Weather Channel’s (TWC) winter storm names. One person raised their hand (and that person worked for a station owned by the same company as the TWC!). Virtually every government and private meteorologist in the country sees this for what it is: A publicity stunt to raise ratings. …
1 October 2013
Now that the Federal Government has shut down, here are some of the effects in the science community. 1. Curiosity on Mars is being put into hibernation mode. (Update: Am told Curiosity is still doing science… for now…) (Update Wed. 2 AM: Because JPL acts as a contractor Curiosity is still being operated as of now. See HERE.) 2. Almost all (97%) of NASA will shut down with the exception …