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  • UAH Global Temperature Update for March 2021: -0.01 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for March, 2021 was -0.01 deg. C, down substantially from the February, 2021 value of +0.20 deg. C. REMINDER: We have changed the 30-year averaging period from which we comput…
    - 15 days ago 2 Apr 21, 1:45pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for February 2021: +0.20 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for February, 2021 was +0.20 deg. C, up from the January, 2021 value of +0.12 deg. C. REMINDER: We have changed the 30-year averaging period from which we compute anomalies to…
    - 45 days ago 3 Mar 21, 1:26pm -
  • A Tribute to Rush Limbaugh
    As most you you know by now, Rush Limbaugh’s death from cancer was announced this morning. I suspected he would work right up to the end, and we would learn of his death when we least expected it. That was just Rush. I don’t know when I started l…
    - 59 days ago 17 Feb 21, 9:20pm -
  • Urban Heat Island Effects on U.S. Temperature Trends, 1973-2020: USHCN vs. Hourly Weather Stations
    SUMMARY: The Urban Heat Island (UHI) is shown to have affected U.S. temperature trends in the official NOAA 1,218-station USHCN dataset. I argue that, based upon the importance of quality temperature trend calculations to national energy policy, a ne…
    - 65 days ago 11 Feb 21, 6:37pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for January 2021: +0.12 deg. C (new base period)
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for January, 2021 was +0.12 deg. C, down a little from the December, 2020 value of +0.15 deg. C. NOTE: We have changed the 30-year averaging period from which we compute anoma…
    - 74 days ago 2 Feb 21, 5:03pm -
  • Could Recent U.S. Warming Trends be Largely Spurious?
    Several lines of evidence suggest observed warming trends are not nearly as large as what you have been told. It’s been almost eight years since I posted results on my analysis of the global Integrated Surface Database (ISD) temperature data. Despi…
    - 78 days ago 29 Jan 21, 5:20pm -
  • Biden to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Like the Paris Agreement, it Will Make No Difference
    In what appears to be a never-ending string of ineffective efforts to force the public to use expensive, unreliable, intermittent, and not-widely-deployable renewable energy, the Biden Administration is issuing an executive order that (among other th…
    - 80 days ago 27 Jan 21, 4:19pm -
  • Canada is Warming at Only 1/2 the Rate of Climate Model Simulations
    As part of my Jan. 19 presentation for Friends of Science about there being no climate emergency, I also examined surface temperature in Canada to see how much warming there has been compared to climate models. Canada has huge year-to-year variabilit…
    - 86 days ago 21 Jan 21, 6:51pm -
  • This Tuesday, Jan. 19: My Friends of Science Society Livestream Talk: ‘Why There Is No Climate Emergency’
    On Tuesday evening, January 19, at 8 p.m. CST there will be a 30 minute livestream presentation where I cover the most important reasons why there is no climate emergency. I just reviewed the video and I am very satisfied with it. In only 1/2 hour I…
    - 92 days ago 15 Jan 21, 4:51pm -
  • No, Roy Spencer is not a climate “denier”
    Yesterday, the New York Times and other media outlets repeated the falsehood that I am a climate “denier”. I usually ignore such potentially libelous statements, otherwise I’d be defending myself every week. So, to set the record straight, here…
    - 94 days ago 13 Jan 21, 3:19pm -

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  • Satellite data used to provide life-saving weather forecasts in tropical Africa
    By: Peter Hill Much of the population of tropical Africa are vulnerable to severe weather, often caused by intense storms that can generate heavy rainfall, strong winds and flooding. For instance, thousands of fishermen drown each year in Lake Victor…
    - 27 days ago 22 Mar 21, 5:17am -
  • Flood forecasting for the Negro River in the Amazon Basin
    By: Amulya Chevuturi Figure 1: Photograph of the Negro River and the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon is the largest river basin in the world, with large free-flowing rivers, draining about one-sixth of global freshwater to the ocean. The Amazonian flo…
    - 33 days ago 15 Mar 21, 8:10am -
  • Can We Use Artificial Intelligence To Improve Numerical Models Of The Climate?
    By: Alberto Carrassi Numerical models of the climate are made of many mathematical equations that describe our knowledge of the physical laws governing the atmosphere, the ocean, the sea-ice etc. These equations are solved using computers that “see…
    - 41 days ago 8 Mar 21, 5:28am -
  • Putting a 120-Year-Old Barograph To The Test

    - 48 days ago 1 Mar 21, 5:24am -
  • Using deep learning to observe river levels using river cameras
    By: Sarah Dance In recent times, machine learning is being increasingly used to make sense of digital data. In environmental science, we are only at the beginning of this journey (Blair et al 2021). However, we have already found one … Continue rea…
    - 62 days ago 15 Feb 21, 5:50am -
  • Why do clouds matter when we measure surface temperature from space?
    By: Claire Bulgin We can use satellites up in space to measure the surface temperature of the Earth over the land and sea.  Satellites have now been making measurements for 40+ years and these data are really helpful for understanding … Continue r…
    - 69 days ago 8 Feb 21, 5:45am -
  • Weather forecasts to save species
    by Vicky Boult Extreme weather events impact the lives and livelihoods of people all over the world, a story we hear more and more often as climate change increases the frequency and severity of weather events. But as climate change … Continue read…
    - 76 days ago 1 Feb 21, 6:47am -
  • What’s that data? Why and how the geoscientific community is forging metadata standards.
    By Sadie Bartholomew Part I: Why Earth science is a data-driven endeavour. Advanced simulations of the Earth system, whose configurations are themselves complex controlled data, churn out petabytes of analysis datasets whilst raw data from in-situ an…
    - 83 days ago 25 Jan 21, 6:42am -
  • All I want for Christmas is some PV maps…
    By: Ben Harvey For many years, the department webpages have hosted real-time plots of large-scale atmospheric conditions based on operational ECMWF analysis data. Over the last few months we’ve been revamping them with a new webpage and higher-reso…
    - 21 Dec 20, 6:30am -
  • Here comes the rain again…
    By: Natalie Harvey British people are well renowned for their obsession for talking about the weather. This is partly because it is a “safe” topic for conversation and partly because it is really fascinating! This is especially true in the … Co…
    - 14 Dec 20, 6:00am -

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