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Friday, 22 January 2016

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In Case You Saw This in Forbes- It’s laughably wrong. 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2016-01-22 03:32:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info
I suspect that some meteorologists are going to get some questions about a propaganda piece in Forbes stating that 2015 was not the hottest year on record. Trust me it was. NASA, The UK Met Office, and NOAA all do their own calculations and they say it was. Not only that, but their methods have been published in multiple papers, in the top journals of science. Forbes, instead of reporting

Watch the World Get Warmer, 1880-2015 

State of the Planet [2016-01-20 18:17:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info
Here's a look from NASA's view of temperature shifts around the globe since 1880. Last year was the hottest in the modern

Marvel et al (2015) Part 2: Media responses 

Real Climate [2016-01-05 04:38:33]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info
This is a second post related to the new paper. The first post dealing with the substantive content is here. What with #AGU15 going on, and a little bit of overlap in content with Shindell (2014), NASA wasn’t particularly keen to put out a press release for the paper, but we did get a ‘web

2016: the year of the Bagnold dunes 

Through the Sandglass [2016-01-04 15:43:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
Last month, NASA issued a press release to announce that the Curiosity Rover had reached the “Bagnold dunes” and was preparing to investigate. The image above is from that announcement – the landscape covered is only a few meters

Arctic Ice Volume continues to climb 

Ontario-geofish [2015-12-20 20:29:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (62 visits) info
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Nasa continues to whine that things are getting worse.  I don't know what they are puffing.  Once we get past this failure of an El Nino, then we'll know what cold is.  I think the climate-teests will try every statistical trick to keep the flat line from going down.  These guys are the masters of adhoc-ism, so I can't wait for them to say we are warming when we are cooling.  No

Scientists Map Titan’s Lakes, Revealing Clues to their Origins 

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As Saturn’s largest moon, Titan earns its name. It’s also the only known body other than Earth with seas, numerous surface lakes, and even rainy weather. Now scientists have mapped out Titan’s polar lakes for the first time, revealing information about the moon’s climate and surface evolution. They found that the lakes formed differently than had been previously thought—and differently than any lakes on Earth. A collaboration of scientists led by Alexander Hayes of Cornell [...]

Satellite Detects Food Chain Impact of El Nino 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-11-06 23:47:02]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info
El Nino is not just a warming of the surface waters in the East Pacific, the depth of that warm water increases as the thermocline lowers. This keeps nutrient rich colder waters from upwelling to the surface, impacting the very bottom of the food chain. NASA has a cool page (with much more info) where you can toggle back and forth and see the drop in chlorophyll here. How you

Adding projection data to ENVI headers (GIMMS 3g example) 

Digital Geography [2015-10-15 13:48:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (46 visits) info

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Once in a while you may need to take an unprojected file and add coordinate parameters to the header. Assuming you use ENVI, the hard way is to perform a reprojection via Image to Map registration in ENVI Classic. The easy way is to add the coordinate information to the header file. Here we assume you do not need to warp the file to an ellipsoid or datum. Here we use the example of GIMMS 3g data from the University of Maryland and NASA. Start by importing the data as a Binary file.   It is [...]

The Hubble Telescope View of Jupiter is Amazing 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-10-14 23:32:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
From NASA: New imagery from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is revealing details never before seen on Jupiter. High-resolution maps and spinning globes (rendered in the 4k Ultra HD format) are the first products to come from a program to study the solar system’s outer planets each year using Hubble. The observations are designed to capture a broad range of features, including winds, clouds, storms and atmospheric chemistry. These annual studies

Why Running Water on Mars is a HUGE Discovery 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-09-29 00:00:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info

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On Earth, where you find water, you find life, so today’s announcement from NASA of flowing water on Mars is far more important than you might imagine. The photos from the Mar’s rovers look almost like the high desert of the American West, but remember  that Mars has only 1/100th of our atmosphere, and the temperature is well below zero most of the time. However, and this is key- when we

Signs of Liquid Water Found on Surface of Mars, Study Says 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-09-28 17:32:17]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
Exciting news from NASA this Monday morning! Scientists find strong evidence of water on Mars. Read more about it! nytimes.com Despite its reputation as a forebodingly dusty, desolate and lifeless place, Mars seems to be a little bit wet even today. READ

NASA: June 2015 ties with 1998 as Hottest On Record 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-07-16 00:35:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info
As greenhouse gases rise, we get more record hot months, but they are even more likely during an El Nino. Just like 1998, we have a strong one developing now. So far, this year is the warmest ever (Last year is currently the record holder), and 2015 has already seen a the hottest ever March and May, with January and February coming in as second hottest ever. Below is a

New Horizon Probe Has Anomaly- Switches to back-up Computer 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-07-05 06:40:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (120 visits) info

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  Here is an Update from NASA late on Saturday night…. New Horizons Team Responds to Spacecraft Anomaly The New Horizons spacecraft experienced an anomaly the afternoon of July 4 that led to a loss of communication with Earth. Communication has since been reestablished and the spacecraft is healthy. The mission operations center at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, lost contact with the unmanned spacecraft —

June 17, 2015 

Geology.com News [2015-06-17 08:10:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (62 visits) info

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Hazards Associated with HurricanesNational Weather Service Deadliest Hurricanes in United States HistoryGeology.com California Curtails Long-Standing Water RightsGulfNews.com Surveying Mount McKinley: Highest Peak in North AmericaUnited States Geological Survey Energy Industry Layoffs Pass 150,000FuelFix Small Thunderstorms May Add Up to Massive Cyclones on SaturnMIT News The Year of Pluto (Full length video – watch NASA’s trailer

Our arid planet 

Through the Sandglass [2015-06-07 15:18:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (116 visits) info
Yet again, thank you NASA. As announced last month, their latest extraordinary earth-monitoring system is in orbit, commissioned and providing data: SMAP, the Soil Moisture Active Passive mission provides a high-resolution view of continuing changes in soil moisture across

NASA: Warmest Jan.-April on Record. 2015 May be New Hottest Year On Record 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-05-15 00:07:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (70 visits) info
The previous 12 month period was also the hottest on record and this breaks that record which was set just last month. With the daily increasing signs that a significant El Nino is brewing, we seem to be on track for another warmest year on record as well. El Nino’s really heat the atmosphere, and they tend to be among the warmer years almost always. Add in the rising greenhouse

Here is The The Chance of A Major Hurricane Hitting The U.S. Coast this Year 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-05-14 06:33:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (54 visits) info

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This is really a great video from NASA, but what I like the most about it is how they explain a subtle fact of statistics that almost everyone, especially gamblers, basketball, and baseball players get wrong. With an El Nino brewing, we may see a quiet Atlantic tropical cyclone season. Like 1992, when we only had one storm make landfall on the coast of North America. Hurricane Andrew, a Category

February 17, 2015 

Geology.com News [2015-02-17 03:10:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (43 visits) info

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NASA Wants to Send a Submarine to Explore a Hydrocarbon Sea on Saturn’s Moon TitanGeology.com Illogical Drilling Policies ?Augusta Chronicle Editorial Caver in UK Killed by RockfallCaving News Status of Shale Industry Taxes in PennsylvaniaUPI Oil Field Security and Prices are Killing Libya’s EconomyNational Public Radio Sediment Layers on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko ?Slate Is Climate Change

One of The Most Amazing Cloud Photos Ever 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-02-09 05:02:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (101 visits) info

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I just spotted this over the weekend, but its been out there for a week or so. It was taken by Astronaut Sam Cristoforetti (@AstroSamantha) on the ISS. It’s a shot of lightning illuminating the eye-wall of Cyclone Bansi in the Indian Ocean. More from NASA HERE and another view

Simulation zur Entstehung eines schwarzen Loches ist Renner auf Youtube 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2015-01-09 13:24:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (66 visits) info

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     Frankfurter Forscher und die NASA haben die Entstehung eines schwarzen Lochs in einer Computersimulation visualisiert. Auf Youtube wurde der Clip mittlerweile mehr als 459 tausend mal angeklickt. Die „New York Times“ nahm die Simulation zum Anlass für einen ausführlichen Bericht über die Entstehung schwarzer Löcher. Nicht selten entfalten Bilder
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