Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Governor of Georgia Is Entitled To His Own Opinion, But Not His Own Facts – Dan’s Wild Wild Science Journal – AGU Blogosphere

The Governor of Georgia Is Entitled To His Own Opinion, But Not His Own Facts – Dan’s Wild Wild Science Journal – AGU Blogosphere. I think this story is also about public misunderstanding of risk and of odds, even setting aside … Continue reading

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The London Array.

See this story from NASA’s Earth Observatory. And this image from that story:

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HadCRUT4 version “HadCRUT.4.2.0.0” available as .RData R workspace or image

I’m happy to announce that I have made available the HadCRUT4 observational ensemble data as an .RData image for use with R. These were downloaded from the MetOffice Hadley Observations Web site. Detailed documentation is available on this page, with the … Continue reading

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2013 Continued Long-Term Warming Trend.

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“On the Lyapunov function for complex-balanced mass-action systems” Hat tip to the Azimuth Project and thanks to Manoj Gopalkrishnan for this interesting article.

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“Data-driven science is a failure of imagination” (Petr Keil)

Happened across this today … I could not agree more: “Data-driven science is a failure of imagination” by Petr Keil. I look forward to reading his posts on Bayesian statistics.

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Professor Ken Golden, sea ice and composites: “Just do the math” (National Science Foundation)

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“In my view, it is no longer acceptable for scientists to remain on the sidelines.”

From Professor Michael Mann, an editorial at The New York Times. Hat tip to RealClimate. One thing: I’m still struggling with “rules of engagement”. Do we give deniers the dignity of open debate? Diligence, yes. But smart diligence.

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Deep Ocean Storage: “Was it warm for you? It was warm for me”

Dr Bob Henson from UCAR-NCAR AtmosNews reviews and summarizes “An apparent hiatus in global warming?” by Professors Kevin Trenberth and John Fasullo. They highlight storage of heat in deep ocean. That may be good for now, but as Professor Scott Doney … Continue reading

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“Honestly, to a first approximation, this rock really is a black body.”

I gave a talk entitled “Long Choices: On Climate Change and Carbon Dioxide” yesterday afternoon at the Unitarian Universalist Area Church, First Parish, Sherborn, MA. My darling wife, Claire, snapped a number of, uh, entertaining photos. This is one I’ll … Continue reading

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Science Advisor Holdren gives a nice overview of Arctic Amplification

White House Science Advisor Dr John Holdren came out with a nice overview of Arctic amplification, something blogged about here, and associated with many students of climate and meteorology, but especially Rutgers University Professor Jennifer Francis. Postscript, 2014-01-08, 1849 ET: Dr … Continue reading

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A trivariate, coupled dynamical system, and hints for using the carbon cycle to explain glacial-interglacial periods

I’m reading K. Soetaert, J. Cash, F. Mazzia, Solving Differential Equations in R. I know Professor Soetaert’s work, from the text co-authored with P. M. J. Herman, A Practical Guide to Ecological Modelling, and the several R packages he has contributed with others. … Continue reading

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“Spread in model climate sensitivity traced to atmospheric convective mixing” (Sherwood, Bony, Dufresne)

S. C. Sherwood, S. Bony, J.-L. Dufresne. “Spread in model climate sensitivity traced to atmospheric convective mixing”. Nature, 2014; 505 (7481): 37 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature12829 Only one word for this: Ooops. Hat tip to Dan’s Wild Wild Science Journal. Professor Michael … Continue reading

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