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9 September 2015
The Suomi Satellite continues to give us amazing pictures of our planet. hat tip to CIMMS for the image.
6 September 2015
There is a piece on SLATE (by Laura Moser) about the continued drop in the SAT test scores of U.S high school students. The title of the piece implies that no one knows why, but I think I can make a stab at explaining it. No, it’s not all due to school funding, or bad teachers who cannot be fired, and it’s not because fundamentalists want their beliefs given equal time …
4 September 2015
We are nearing the end of the summer melt season in the High Arctic and once again we are flirting with the lowest amount of sea ice on record. The graph above is a striking confirmation of just what is happening. Here is the latest from NSIDC: August saw a remarkably steady decline in Arctic sea ice extent, at a rate slightly faster than the long-term average. Forecasts show that …
3 September 2015
NCAR released this video today comparing the 1997 super El Nino with this year’s up to early August. The sea surface temps. in the Nino 3.4 region now show that the temps. have reached the 97 level. The Nino 3.4 region is the region in the Pacific that is used to measure the strength of El Nino. From NCAR: September 3, 2015 | The El Niño brewing in the tropical …
Meteorologists, and climate researchers, meet a lot of folks who live on the left side of the diagram above. Click the image below to read this “spot on” commentary by Dr. Marshall Shepherd, who is both, and past President of the American Meteorological Society.