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Roy Spencer

  • newNo, Climatologists Did Not “Forget the Sun Was Shining”
    Lord Christopher Monckton is a talented mathematician, and there are many things on which we agree. But it is unhelpful to the skeptical response to claims of a supposed climate emergency to be chasing rabbits down holes when others have already gone…
    - 4 hours ago 4 Oct 22, 2:33pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for September, 2022: +0.24 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for September, 2022 was +0.24 deg. C, down slightly from the August, 2022 value of +0.28 deg. C. The linear warming trend since January, 1979 still stands at +0.13 C/decade (+…
    - 1 day ago 3 Oct 22, 12:25pm -
  • After Hurricane Ian: No Trend in Florida Landfalls, Global Activity Trending Down
    With Hurricane Ian (now a tropical storm) exiting the east coast of Florida, there is no shortage of news reports tying this storm to climate change. Even if those claims actually include data to support their case, those data are usually for cherry-…
    - 5 days ago 29 Sep 22, 4:04pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for August, 2022: +0.28 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for August, 2022 was +0.28 deg. C, down from the July, 2022 value of +0.36 deg. C. The linear warming trend since January, 1979 still stands at +0.13 C/decade (+0.11 C/decade…
    - 33 days ago 1 Sep 22, 4:39pm -
  • Lake Mead Low Water Levels, Part 2: Colorado River Inflow Variations and Trend
    Key Points Contrary to claims that drought is causing Lake Mead water levels to fall, the Colorado River natural flows into Lake Mead show no long-term trend since 1930. Decadal time scale variations in river flow do occur, though, related to the Pac…
    - 39 days ago 26 Aug 22, 2:15pm -
  • Lake Mead Low Water Levels: Overuse, Not Climate Change
    UPDATED: Fixed Bureau of Reclamation study link, added Colorado River basin snowpack graph and discussion. In today’s news is yet another article claiming the record-low water levels in Lake Mead (a manmade water reservoir) are due to human-caused…
    - 41 days ago 24 Aug 22, 1:56pm -
  • ENSO Impact on the Declining CO2 Sink Rate
    SUMMARY: A simple time-dependent CO2 budget model shows that yearly anthropogenic emissions compared to Mauna Loa CO2 measurements gives a declining CO2 sink rate, which if continued would increase atmospheric CO2 concentrations and presumably anthro…
    - 56 days ago 9 Aug 22, 6:34pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for July, 2022: +0.36 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for July, 2022 was +0.36 deg. C, up from the June, 2022 value of +0.06 deg. C.   The linear warming trend since January, 1979 still stands at +0.13 C/decade (+0.11 C/decade…
    - 63 days ago 2 Aug 22, 12:23pm -
  • Updated Atmospheric CO2 Concentration Forecast through 2050 and Beyond
    Summary The simple CO2 budget model I introduced in 2019 is updated with the latest Mauna Loa measurements of atmospheric CO2 and with new Energy Information Administration estimates of global CO2 emissions through 2050. The model suggests that atmos…
    - 78 days ago 18 Jul 22, 4:31pm -
  • James Webb Space Telescope 1st Image: It Blows Hubble Space Telescope Away
    There was no way to tell from yesterday’s White House press conference release of the first JWST “sea of galaxies” image whether it was any better or different from Hubble Space Telescope (HST) views of the same region. In my opinion, this was…
    - 84 days ago 12 Jul 22, 10:07am -

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American Meteorological Society

University of Reading

  • newOutlook For The Upcoming UK Winter
    By: Christopher O’Reilly In this post I discuss the outlook for the 2022/23 winter from a UK perspective: what do the forecasts predict and what physical drivers might influence the upcoming winter?  An important winter  The price of utilities ha…
    - 20 hours ago 3 Oct 22, 11:01pm -
  • Weather vs. Climate Prediction
    By: Annika Reintges Imagine you are planning a birthday party in 2 weeks. You might check the weather forecast for that date to decide whether you can gather outside for a barbeque, or whether you should reserve a table in … Continue reading →
    - 23 days ago 12 Sep 22, 5:26am -
  • Monitoring Climate Change From Space
    Richard Allan It’s never been more crucial to undertake a full medical check-up for planet Earth, and satellite instruments provide an essential technological tool for monitoring the pace of climate change, the driving forces and the impacts on soc…
    - 30 days ago 5 Sep 22, 5:10am -
  • The Turbulent Life Of Clouds
    By: Thorwald Stein It’s been a tough summer for rain enthusiasts in Southern England, with the region having just recorded its driest July on record. But, there was no shortage of cloud: there will have been the slight probability of … Continue r…
    - 58 days ago 8 Aug 22, 5:24am -
  • How would climate-change science look if it was structured “as if people mattered”?
    By Ted Shepherd The scientific understanding of climate change is represented by the Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), most recently its Sixth Assessment Report. IPCC Working Groups II and III deal respective…
    - 65 days ago 1 Aug 22, 6:00am -
  • Modelling Convection In The Maritime Continent
    By: Steve Woolnough The Maritime Continent, the archipelago, including Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea is made up of hundreds of islands of varying shapes and sizes. It lies in some of the warmest waters on Earth and … Con…
    - 72 days ago 25 Jul 22, 5:32am -
  • What Is The World Climate Research Programme And Why Do We Need It?
    By: Rowan Sutton My schedule last week was rather awry.  Over four days I took part in a meeting of 50 or so climate scientists from around the world.  Because of the need to span multiple time zones, the session … Continue reading →
    - 79 days ago 18 Jul 22, 5:37am -
  • The Golden Age Of Radar
    By: Rob Thompson One of the most frequently viewed pages on weather apps is the radar imagery. We see them on apps, websites and TV forecasts, and have done for years. But rarely do we see much about what we … Continue reading →
    - 86 days ago 11 Jul 22, 5:17am -
  • Density Surfaces In The Oceans
    By: Remi Tailleux Below the mixed layer, shielded from direct interaction with the atmosphere, ocean fluid parcels are only slowly modified by turbulent mixing processes and become strongly constrained to move along density surfaces of some kind, cal…
    - 93 days ago 4 Jul 22, 5:30am -
  • Is Europe At Risk From Hurricanes?
    By: Reinhard Schiemann Growing up in Europe late last century, I would have been a little surprised at this question, and my knee-jerk answer would have been a firm no: hurricanes happened on TV in far-away tropical places, bending and … Continue r…
    - 100 days ago 27 Jun 22, 5:39am -

Met Office

  • newPollen levels were higher than average this year
    This year’s pollen season was worse than average for hay fever sufferers according to data from the Met Office. As memories of warm summer days ease away, hay fever sufferers might be forgiven for being pleased for a more autumnal … Continue read…
    - 9 hours ago 4 Oct 22, 10:20am -
  • newDays get longer when the wind blows
    How long is a day on earth? The obvious answer of 24 hours is accurate enough for many applications. But for those interested in GPS or deep space, then understanding the fluctuations of about one millisecond in the length of … Continue reading →
    - 12 hours ago 4 Oct 22, 7:18am -
  • September continues run of warm months
    The first nine months of this year have provisionally been the warmest on record for the UK in a series which goes back to 1884. September continued this year’s run of every month so far being warmer than average according … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago 3 Oct 22, 1:57pm -
  • Food and farming – Delivering science to our stakeholders
    Met Office science is helping UK farmers prepare for a changing climate. This work includes a number of ‘Climate Services’ which are funded by Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), as well as other projects. Why do we … Co…
    - 4 days ago 30 Sep 22, 11:19am -
  • ‘Fusing’ the best of UK science to build resilience to high-impact weather events and climate change
    An urgent need to understand the increasing impacts of extreme weather and climate change and how these affect society is the focus of an expanded Met Office initiative which is developing deeper partnerships with key British universities. The Met Of…
    - 4 days ago 30 Sep 22, 10:01am -
  • Met Office concludes project demonstrating uncrewed aircraft operations
    Uncrewed drones could be a step closer following the conclusion of a project as part of Future Flight Challenge Phase 2. The Met Office supported the consortium lead,, in the ‘Distributed BVLOS Aviation System’ project, aimed at developin…
    - 7 days ago 27 Sep 22, 8:47am -
  • Fifth consecutive ‘failed’ rainy season in East Africa predicted
    Meteorological and climate projection expertise at the Met Office is not just confined to the UK, we have a number of experts working in regions around the world. A key region where this expertise is vital is Eastern Africa, where … Continue readin…
    - 33 days ago 1 Sep 22, 2:34pm -
  • Pakistan flooding – ‘worst’ in decades
    Relentless monsoon rain has left 33 million people across Pakistan affected by flooding, according to Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Sherry Rehman. Although very little rain is expected through the coming weeks the levels o…
    - 34 days ago 31 Aug 22, 1:35pm -
  • Future summers could last longer hints Met Office research
    UK autumns are likely to become drier on average and more ‘summer-like’ with increasing climate change according to new research from the Met Office. Daniel Cotterill is the lead scientist behind the study, which focusses on the projected likelih…
    - 35 days ago 30 Aug 22, 1:46pm -
  • How many days of thunder do we have in the UK?
    The heatwave ended with a bang for many of us earlier this week as thunderstorms hit the UK after several weeks of record-breaking hot and dry weather. According to the Met Office’s next generation lightning location system, there were 26,718 … C…
    - 47 days ago 18 Aug 22, 12:10pm -