30 December 2013
Icy Shots From Space
Posted by Dan Satterfield
How can you tell the difference between white clouds and white snow on a satellite image?? Rivers don’t run through clouds! Study the image from the Aqua satellite today above and you will see what i mean.
Speaking of satellite images of icy cold, the folks at CIMMS at the Uni. of Wisconsin posted the animated gif below showing ice forming on Lake Michigan.
Speaking of ice, I had a note from a friend who saw the documentary Chasing Ice this past weekend and was so amazed. Below is the trailer for it, and I can highly recommend it. I’ve been lucky enough to see the polar regions, but if you really want to experience it short of going there, this is the movie to see. It’s also a great movie for teachers to show students in a science classroom.
Amazon has the movie now.
In spite of the ice and cold, November was the warmest globally on record.
details here- http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/2013/11/
The last thing I want to see this year is that big red spot in Russia. Is this anywhere close to where Dr. Shakhova’s methane work was done?