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Current Congressional Appropriations for FY2017 Keep Geoscience Funding Relatively Flat 

Speaking of Geoscience [2016-05-27 16:45:14]  recommend  recommend this post  (45 visits) info

By Kasey White, GSA Director for Geoscience Policy Washington, D.C. – With limited days in session before the election, the House and Senate are moving quickly on appropriations bills. Bills funding NSF, NOAA, NASA, and DOE have all advanced out of the Appropriations Committee in both the House and Senate, and the House has passed the… Read More Current Congressional Appropriations for FY2017 Keep Geoscience Funding

NOAA: April Temps Hottest On Record for 12th Straight Month 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2016-05-19 00:00:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 visits) info
NOAA has followed NASA with their own analysis of the global temp. in April, and it’s nothing less than stunning. Another NOAA report out shows that Human activity has increased the direct warming effect of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere by 50 percent above pre-industrial levels during the past 25 years From NOAA: The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for April 2016 was the highest for

NASA’s 4K View of April 17 Solar Flare 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2016-04-26 18:16:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (134 visits) info

Have You Seen These Ultra HD Videos of Earth from the ISS? 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2016-04-26 00:13:08]  recommend  recommend this post  (76 visits) info
NASA has released some incredible video in ultra high-definition of Earth. The video was taken from the ISS and it’s as close as you can get to seeing what the crew on the ISS sees. Go to YouTube directly, and look at the video full screen at highest resolution. Here is

NASA's Hubble Memorable Moments: Comet Impact 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2016-04-14 22:31:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info

Sand wars continue, unabated 

Through the Sandglass [2016-03-28 16:21:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (57 visits) info

It just doesn't stop, and the scale of the damage to communities and the environment is staggering. NASA recently released the pair of images, above, showing changes to the sediment system of Poyang Lake and its rivers. The lake,

This Is Why The Record Warmth is Not Natural 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2016-03-19 03:27:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (185 visits) info
Lots of talk about the global record temperatures that both NOAA and NASA (They do separate calculations) announced this week, but here’s something that doesn’t get as much attention, and should. Look at the graph above, it shows two different temperature traces. The red line is the actual global temps. since about 1880. Black line is the CMIP 5 model average forecast when you put in CO2 volcanic eruptions minute

Irish Sunshine from Belfast to New York 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2016-03-17 21:11:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (54 visits) info

St. Patrick’s Day is not as big a deal in Ireland as it is in America, but it was an unusually nice early spring day there today. Most of the sunshine was in the UK portion, (Northern Ireland) but most areas saw plenty of sun. The weather in New York City for the famous parade was much warmer, with sunshine and temps. near 16C (60F). Images are from the NASA

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  (61 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  (68 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  (76 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  (54 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  (133 visits) info
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 

AGU Meetings [2015-12-17 19:11:58]  recommend  recommend this post  (49 visits) info

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  (67 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  (66 visits) info

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  (50 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  (56 visits) info

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  (52 visits) info
Exciting news from NASA this Monday morning! Scientists find strong evidence of water on Mars. Read more about it! 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  (62 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 | Impressum