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  • UAH Global Temperature Update for June 2021: -0.01 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for June, 2021 was -0.01 deg. C, down from the May, 2021 value of +0.08 deg. C. REMINDER: We have changed the 30-year averaging period from which we compute anomalies to 1991-…
    - 27 days ago 2 Jul 21, 2:01pm -
  • New NASA Study: Earth has been trapping heat at an alarming new rate
    “The magnitude of the increase is unprecedented.” A new study published by NASA’s Norman Loeb and co-authors examines the CERES satellite instruments’ measurements of how Earth’s radiative energy budget has changed. The period they study is…
    - 40 days ago 19 Jun 21, 12:56pm -
  • Biased Media Reporting on the New Santer et al. Study Regarding Satellite Tropospheric Temperature Trends
    Executive SummaryA new paper by Santer et al. in Journal of Climate shows that observed trends during 1988-2019 in sea surface temperature [SST], tropospheric temperature [TLT and TMT], and total tropospheric water vapor [TWV] are generally inconsist…
    - 50 days ago 9 Jun 21, 4:02pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for May 2021: +0.08 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for May, 2021 was +0.08 deg. C, up from the April, 2021 value of -0.05 deg. C. REMINDER: We have changed the 30-year averaging period from which we compute anomalies to 1991-2…
    - 58 days ago 1 Jun 21, 3:02pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for April 2021: -0.05 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for April, 2021 was -0.05 deg. C, down from the March, 2021 value of -0.01 deg. C. REMINDER: We have changed the 30-year averaging period from which we compute anomalies to 19…
    - 88 days ago 2 May 21, 1:01pm -
  • An Earth Day Reminder: “Global Warming” is Only ~50% of What Models Predict
    The claim by the Biden Administration that climate change has placed us in a moment of “profound crisis” ignores the fact that the energy policy changes being promoted are based upon computer model simulations which have produced average warming…
    - 98 days ago 22 Apr 21, 6:01pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 11 Feb 21, 6:37pm -

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American Meteorological Society

University of Reading

  • Soil Moisture Monitoring with Satellite Radar
    By: Keith Morrison-Department of Meteorology & Will Maslanka-Department of Geography & Environmental Science Everyone knows about the impacts from intense and/or prolonged rainfall – flooding, like that experienced in the Thames Basin during the S…
    - 3 days ago 26 Jul 21, 5:27am -
  • Rescuing early satellite data to improve long-term estimates of past weather.
    By: Jade Westfoot  This post is contributed by Jade Westfoot, a year-12 school student who did work experience in the department recently. During her week with us, Jade worked with Drs. Jon Mittaz and Tom Hall on rescuing historic satellite … Cont…
    - 10 days ago 19 Jul 21, 5:41am -
  • The Future of Arctic Sea Ice
    By: Rebecca Frew It is well documented in scientific studies and the news (recent example here) that the summer extent of Arctic sea ice has been declining rapidly in response to global warming. As the summer sea ice shrinks and … Continue reading…
    - 17 days ago 12 Jul 21, 5:48am -
  • Three Flavours of Pykrete
    By: David Livings Three Flavours of Pykrete A few years ago, Giles Foden published a novel called Turbulence. Most of the book is about a young meteorologist in the second world war, but there’s a framing story set in the 1980s, … Continue readi…
    - 31 days ago 28 Jun 21, 5:25am -
  • Can You Guess The Ingredients Of A Cake?
    By: Amos Lawless “Mmm this cake is lovely, what’s in it?” “Try to guess!” How often have we had that response from a friend or colleague who is proud of the cake they have just baked? And we usually try … Continue reading →
    - 52 days ago 7 Jun 21, 5:36am -
  • Data Assimilation Improves Space Weather Forecasting Skill
    By: Matthew Lang Over the past few years, I have been working on using data assimilation methodologies that are prevalent in meteorology to improve forecasts of space weather events (Lang et al. 2017; Lang and Owens 2019). Data assimilation does ……
    - 59 days ago 31 May 21, 5:36am -
  • Cold Winter Weather: Despite or Because of Global Warming?
    By: Marlene Kretschmer This year’s winter was cold. There was heavy snowfall across the UK, Europe and parts of the United States including Texas. This severe weather came with significant societal and economic impacts. Every time cold extremes lik…
    - 66 days ago 24 May 21, 5:56am -
  • What Did You Get For Number 9?
    By: Todd Jones A common way to check your work in school is to turn to your neighbour and ask, “What did you get for this one?”  With a little extra effort, though, students end up having productive discussions and … Continue reading →
    - 73 days ago 17 May 21, 5:11am -
  • April Flowers – A story of bluebells and frosts
    By: Pete Inness Figure 1: Bluebells in a wood near Reading on the 16th of April 2020 (left) and the same date in 2021 (right). In 2021 the flowers are yet to emerge and there are no leaves on the … Continue reading →
    - 80 days ago 10 May 21, 5:08am -
  • Some thoughts on future energy supply, such as an “Instantaneous Energy Market”
    By: Peter Cook We all know that it’s time to stop using fossil fuels, due to the greenhouse gasses emitted and the finite amount of these fuels.  Many renewable sources of energy are now being adopted but a lot of … Continue reading →
    - 87 days ago 3 May 21, 5:58am -

Met Office

  • COP26 – 100 days to go
    COP – or Conference of Parties, is an annual United Nations climate summit where world leaders meet to discuss and make decisions on key global issues. In attendance will be countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention…
    - 2 days ago 27 Jul 21, 1:11pm -
  • Pole to pole on a tipping point journey

    - 13 days ago 16 Jul 21, 9:22am -
  • Get ready for tomorrow: Met Office launches climate newsletter
    The Met Office is launching a new Climate Newsletter to inform decision makers, scientists and the public about the very latest climate news and debates. The twice-monthly email newsletter will bring together the latest research, news and development…
    - 15 days ago 14 Jul 21, 3:04pm -
  • Tracking Extremes in a Changing Climate
    It is often through extreme weather events, such as heatwaves and heavy rainfall, that the impacts from climate change first affect us, presenting the greatest shocks to our wellbeing, key infrastructure, the economy and our environment. Scientists f…
    - 24 days ago 5 Jul 21, 1:49pm -
  • Warm June heralds start of summer, despite recent unsettled weather
    Summer has kicked off with a predominantly warm and sunny June compared to the long-term averages, according to provisional statistics from the Met Office.   Although conditions have been more unsettled for some in recent weeks, the UK has had…
    - 28 days ago 1 Jul 21, 1:43pm -
  • Heatwave record for Pacific North West
    A record-breaking heatwave is devastating parts of northwestern North America, and the heat is expected to continue now through much of this week. Temperatures in parts of the northwest USA and southwest Canada are likely to reach as high as … Cont…
    - 30 days ago 29 Jun 21, 12:09pm -
  • When will climate tipping points, actually tip?
    What are climate tipping points and how will we know when they have been breached? A collection of climate scientists provide insight to these fundamental questions by looking at a series of potential tipping points around the world in the … Contin…
    - 31 days ago 28 Jun 21, 2:08pm -
  • Is the hay fever season worse than normal this year?
    The sniffling noses and streaming eyes that accompany summer for many hay fever sufferers are currently in full force, with the pollen count high across many areas of the UK, as it has been for some weeks. But is it worse than … Continue reading…
    - 41 days ago 18 Jun 21, 3:28pm -
  • Why the Met Office is launching a new extreme heat warning
    Although hot weather can often be seen as ‘good news’ and is enjoyed by many, it can have serious consequences. Research shows that, as a result of climate change, we are now much more likely to see prolonged spells of hot weather here i…
    - 41 days ago 18 Jun 21, 12:41pm -
  • Risks to the UK from climate change now higher than ever, says major new report
    Today [Wednesday 16 June, 2021] the Climate Change Committee (CCC) publish their Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk Evidence Report. Informed by a 1500-page technical report, the assessment highlights an array of climate risks which could affe…
    - 43 days ago 16 Jun 21, 8:18am -