Monthly Archives: November 2013

All abuzz about methane [updated]

  RealClimate tours the methane landscape, that greenhouse gas of renown, as a result of a number of recent papers describing increased release rates. Methane should be considered in context, and the risk it poses to additional warming tempered with … Continue reading

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IPCC 2013 Working Group I: The Physical Science Basis

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Martin Wolf’s “Climate Crisis”

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Professor Richard Alley on Sustainability

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Economics, Melting, and Sea-Level Rise (Professor Richard Alley)

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Another comment on RealClimate’s “Statistics and Climate”

See RealClimate‘s “Statistics and Climate“.  For some reason having to do with the mechanics of the site, the following comment was considered a “duplicate”. @tmb, The core of geostatistics is kriging, and it is a standard technique in much Oceanography, … Continue reading

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“Large Hadron Rap”

Continuing on with our music exploration of Higgs, hadrons, colliders, and detectors ….

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“Global Warming Since 1997 Underestimated by Half”

RealClimate breaks the news.

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“Was Haiyan Caused By Climate Change? We Might Know In 30 Years”

Wild Weather Dan sets things straight regarding links between big storms and climate change. Image from another of Dan’s posts and ultimately Dan Lindsey at CIRA. Follow-up by Quirin Schiermeier in Nature. 

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Study Finds Climate Link to Atmospheric-River Storms – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Study Finds Climate Link to Atmospheric-River Storms – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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pondering … samplings of samplings

While waiting for the T today, I began to ponder the following abstract problem. Many calculations in geophysics these days take advantage of generating so-called ensembles of results, each initialized at a slightly difference place, in order to describe the … Continue reading

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shocking; just shocking

See Spying on allies and punishing leakers, Brazilian edition, at FT.com. Paywall.

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An exclusive interview with Bill Gates, at FT

The internet is not going to save the world, says the Microsoft co-founder, whatever Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley’s tech billionaires believe. But eradicating disease just might. The story is here. It’s probably behind a paywall. Can’t be helped. FT … Continue reading

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Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy, One Year Later: A technical retrospective

Dr Dan Satterfield at his Wild Wild Science Journal tipped a report regarding some fascinating retrospective modeling work done by NCAR reported by Dr Bob Henson at their Atmos News periodical. It provides a fascinating and visually stunning view of … Continue reading

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