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13 November 2013
I know others have blogged this today, but for those that missed it… and an annotated version- WOW!
12 November 2013
There are claims going around that Typhoon Haiyan was a result of climate change, and this is nothing short of ridiculous. There is some evidence that climate change will change the numbers (and intensity) of tropical cyclones, and some that the storms that do form will be stronger and wetter. That said, there is still a lot of uncertainty in those predictions. An excellent paper on this subject is from …
10 November 2013
Two videos you should see. It now seems the death toll will be in the thousands…perhaps the tens of thousands… and the aftermath…
Just thought I’d share 60 seconds of video from Saturday evening here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It’s from Chincoteague Bay, near Snow Hill, Maryland tonight. What is it about a quiet wind blowing across a large expanse of water, that calms the soul of we humans. Is it something deep in our DNA that is left over from when our ancient ancestors lived there lives in that great …
8 November 2013
The resolution is 375 meters on this image. Ctsy. Dan Lindsey at CIRA in Colorado. There was apparently a big jump in lightning around the eye at landfall. More on that here. GOES R will have on-board lightning detection when it launches in a couple of years. This instrument alone is likely to lead to some new discoveries and significant improvements in now-casting and forecasting. A nice loop of the …
7 November 2013
Winds of over 190 mph and millions in its path. High potential for a major catastrophe. Radar image at sunrise in the Philippines showing an intense eye wall approaching… Bacolod, a city of over a half million, may get the brunt of Haiyan.
6 November 2013
NASA is taking their Operation Ice Bridge back to Antarctica later this month after the mission was almost cancelled by the government shutdown.. This will be the first time the NASA P3 Orion aircraft will make the trip, and land on the ice runway at McMurdo Science Base. Ice Bridge has filled in the gaps in ice sheet measurements since Icesat 1 died. Icesat 2 will launch in 2016. Here’s …
3 November 2013
Taken in Ocean City, Maryland at 6:38 AM EST. We had a deck of stratocumulus offshore, which I suspected would form. It normally does when we have a rather strong cold front come through. About 6 minutes after sunrise, the sun finally got above it!
2 November 2013
WHAT HE SAID!