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11 November 2014

The iPhone 6 Pressure Sensor- It’s REALLY Good

The new iPhone 6 has a pressure sensor, and this may very well be the beginning of a massive increase in atmospheric weather observations. It comes at a time when computer power is making it possible to run numerical weather models at resolutions we’ve only dreamed of in the past. NOAA is already running a model with a resolution of 3km (the HRRR), and the UK Met office just bought …

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8 November 2014

Note to National Media- Stop Using the Term Polar Vortex!

In spite of valiant attempts by my fellow broadcast meteorologists to stop it, the so-called polar vortex is back and being blamed for just about everything again. Let me show you why this is dead wrong, and if you see a story in mass media blaming a cold air outbreak on the polar vortex, I can say categorically that it’s wrong. DEAD WRONG. There IS such a thing as a polar …

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7 November 2014

El Nino Threat Diminishing?? Modoki El Nino Coming?

NOAA released an update on the El Nino Southern Oscillation this week, and the odds of an El Nino are down to 58%. One of the main reasons for this is that the atmosphere has not responded to the rather weak warming in the Eastern Pacific. El Nino is not just an ocean warming, it is an ocean atmosphere interaction and so far the atmosphere has just not picked up …

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Confidential for Biology Students In Gilbert, AZ. (Here are the pages your school board is tearing out of your biology books.)

Being a fan of Copernicus and Galileo, I understand well how it must feel to an author of a text book to have his work banned/destroyed by the political and religious leaders of the day. So for those of you taking AP Biology (and hope to pass the test and get college credit), here are the pages that will be missing from your biology book. I hope my fellow science …

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6 November 2014

Some Sciency Stuff You Ought To Read

“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint – it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.” – Doctor Who  NPR has a great piece about a clock that is accurate to 5,000 million years, and why this is a real PROBLEM! Will we see more pieces like this after they axed their climate and …

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4 November 2014

Did You See This Space Picture??

You are on that blue and white ball in the left corner of the image. A rare pic of the Earth and Moon showing the backside of the Moon!

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2 November 2014

Amazing Photos From Astro Reid Highlight A Fragile Earth and an Even More Fragile Climate

The twitter pics posted by Reid Wiseman (@atro_reid) from high above Earth are just amazing, and I saw one shot in particular from earlier in the week that dove-tails nicely with the final release (Sunday) of the 5th IPCC report (WG3 here). The IPCC report was nothing less than blunt, saying we must get off of fossil fuels by the end of this century, and must especially get away from …

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