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25 September 2011

La Nina Is Back- What it means for the upcoming winter.

Colder Than Normal The temperature anomalies in the equatorial Pacific have reached -0.7C in the Nina 3.4 region, and anything below -0.5 C is considered La Nina conditions. There seems little doubt now that La Nina conditions will prevail over the upcoming NH winter, and the signature of La Nina is very evident in the weekly sea surface temp. anomalies. The large area of cooler than normal water stretching westward …

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17 August 2011

Our Amazing Planet- Top to Bottom-Courtesy the BBC

   

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10 August 2011

Tsunami from Japan quake breaks off huge bergs from Sulzberger Ice Shelf in Antarctica

We live on a very connected planet!

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14 July 2011

7th Warmest June on Record- NOAA/NCDC

  From the National Climate Data Center today: The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for June 2011 was the seventh warmest on record at 60.94 F (16.08 C), which is 1.04 F (0.58 C) above the 20th century average of 59.9 F (15.5 C). The margin of error associated with this temperature is +/- 0.13 F (0.07 C). Global Temperature Highlights: Year to date The combined global …

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26 April 2011

We Don’t Want To Believe What We Know

This TED talk is a must watch. It speaks for itself.

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10 April 2011

Weekend Climate Tid Bits

It’s been an interesting week or so in the climate science arena with papers on climate change in the AGU journal Geophysical Research Letters and Nature. Then there’s that study put together by Dr. Richard Muller to “check” the temperature rise that NOAA/NASA and the Hadley Centre (UK Met. Office) have reported. If you’re still in the rapidly dwindling group of those who think we are not facing a very …

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13 March 2011

NASA Terra Satellite Shows Tsunami Flooding in Japan

Below is an image after the quake/tsunamis. Late Saturday, the USGS confirmed that GPS sensors indicate a movement of about 2.4 meters due to the quake. This is a large amount. This quake was on the subduction zone between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate. The ocean off Japan is on the Pacific plate which is diving under the North American plate. This means the fault rupture was …

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8 October 2010

Did the Oil Disperants Do this To The Gulf?

This is an excellent story from the AP. It’s about the Gulf of Mexico – AFTER the oil spill. Pretty powerful stuff isn’t it. Dan

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15 September 2010

NOAA- 2010 Hottest Year on Record So Far

August 2010 was the third warmest on record worldwide. 1998 and 2009 are at the top. The January through August temperatures are still running at the hottest levels ever recorded. If it stays as warm as it ha sbeen, then 2010 will go down as the hottest year ever recorded. If it does, it will be espcially noteworthy because of the developing La Nina in the Pacific. 1998 is the …

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30 August 2010

You do know they just make it up, right??

I always enjoy reading the stories in the Farmers Almanac. It’s been around for a LONG time and they have good basic astronomical info in it. Although you can get much more precise info from free programs like Stellarium. About this time every year they release their forecast for the upcoming winter. TV stations everywhere gobble it up and do news stories on what the coming winter will be like. …

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