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Wednesday, 08 June 2016

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India Heat Reaches Dangerous Levels 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2016-06-08 00:22:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (107 visits) info

They are anxiously awaiting the monsoon in India. It will bring flooding rains, but at least it will cool the temperatures back to near 33°C, instead of the 47°C they saw in some spots today! That is over 118° on the old Fahrenheit scale, but that’s only part of the story: The dew-point reached 25-27°C, and that is heat and humidity that almost no part of America has ever seen.

Climate change could cause more concentrated storms 

Geospace [2016-05-10 22:54:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (63 visits) info
Rising temperatures are causing heavy rain storms to become concentrated over smaller areas, a scenario that could potentially cause extreme flooding in urban locations, according to new

Imaggeo on Mondays: Mother Tree 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2016-03-28 13:45:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (55 visits) info

Landlocked, home to mountains, deserts and the southernmost permafrost territories, Mongolia’s climate is harsh.  Warm, often humid summers, give way to freezing winters where temperatures dip as low as -25°C. Rainfall is restricted to a short period in the summer months of June and August. These climatic factors, combined with the lack of a strong forest management strategy and anthropogenic influences, mean that only 11% of the vast 1567 million km²  of the Mongolian territory (that is [...]

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polar soils blog [2016-03-16 21:30:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (54 visits) info

Yesterday we arrived back at Palmer Station. We'll be taking on some cargo and people that need to get back to Punta Arenas with us. While we are here, we had hoped to sample on some nearby islands called the Stepping Stones. The weather has been awful! As soon as we got here, the barometric pressure dropped, the temperatures dipped below freezing, the wind picked up, and it started to snow a bit. So, of course we asked our MT's to go out in the zodiacs to sample! MT Tom was the only one [...]

NASA: February Temperatures Hottest Ever 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2016-03-14 02:07:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 visits) info
  NASA has released the February global temperature data, and the rumors that it would smash the record set just last month by an incredible margin are true. The global temp. was 1.35C above the average of 1951-1980. This passes last month’s record of 1.14C above that average. The overwhelming opinion of experts is that any rise above 2 degrees C will bring unexpected and serious consequences to our climate

Why The Discovery of Gravity Waves is BIG News 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2016-02-12 07:27:39]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info
Today’s announcement about gravity waves is REALLY big news. Not because it confirmed Einstein, but because we can now detect something we could not before. When we learned to detect radio waves, the world changed. Detecting X rays lead to amazing advances in medicine and seeing Infrared light lead to cameras that can see at night, along with the ability to measure temperatures, and detect elements on stars and planets.

2015 Temperatures 

Real Climate [2016-01-21 14:29:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (53 visits) info

To no-one’s great surprise, 2015 was clearly a record year in all the surface temperature analyses (GISTEMP, NOAA, HadCRUT4, Cowtan&Way, JMA + Berkeley Earth). There is a lot of discussion of this in the press, and on the relevant websites, so not much to add here. A few figures didn’t make it into the official

Himalayan glacial lake threatens to flood Buddhist holy city 

AGU Meetings [2015-12-31 17:00:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info

Himalayan lakes, like South Lhonak, are becoming more and more common as glaciers retreat due to warming temperatures, according to Anil V. Kulkarni, a glaciologist at the Divecha Center for Climate Change at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Kulkarni wants to understand how quickly the lakes are growing and how dangerous they are. He studies South Lhonak Lake because it’s large and growing, which suggests that it is unstable, he

November Hottest Ever, and Christmas Likely To bring Record Warmth in The East 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-12-15 00:01:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (65 visits) info
The long-range guidance is showing strong indications that the incredible December warmth in the Eastern U.S. will continue to the end of the month. A blast of cold air will arrive later this week, and linger through the weekend, but after that the temps. will once again soar. The map below shows the average 5 day temperatures from the 21st to the 26th. Highs will be more than 10 degrees

What A Cold Front! 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-11-29 05:58:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (162 visits) info
A rather incredible surface temperature chart greeted meteorologists this afternoon. An extremely sharp frontal boundary separated very warm weather from unusually cold. Behind the front, temperatures were 10-20 degrees below average, and ahead of it 10-15 degrees above average, and in some spots the departure from normal was even greater. Look at the temperatures at 1 PM EST and you can see that towns in western MS were reporting temps.

Meteorite impact turns silica into stishovite in a billionth of a second 

An Atom\'s-Eye View of the Planet [2015-10-13 11:50:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (71 visits) info

The Barringer meteor crater is an iconic Arizona landmark, more than 1km wide and 170 metres deep, left behind by a massive 300,000 tonne meteorite that hit Earth 50,000 years ago with a force equivalent to a ten megaton nuclear bomb. The forces unleashed by such an impact are hard to comprehend, but a team of Stanford scientists has recreated the conditions experienced during the first billionths of a second as the meteor struck in order to reveal the effects it had on the rock underneath. The [...]

2015 Temperatures Head for the Record Book 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-09-15 04:51:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (71 visits) info

So how does 2015 compare with the warmest year on record (last year). Hat tip to Sou at Hot Whopper for this. (FYI: AUG. was second hottest on record behind last year (.01C difference). and this info map from NWS Fresno on the biggest fire in California history: How dry is it? New paper in Nature Climate Change shows this is the lowest snow pack in the Sierra in 500

The Geological Evolution of the NW USA. 

Geology in the West Country [2015-07-28 18:32:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (129 visits) info

The Geological Evolution of the NW USA.Leader: Dr Doug RobinsonSaturday 28 May - Sunday June 12th 2016 The trip will occupy 14 nights, flying into Seattle in Washington State and out of Denver in Colorado.The weather can be expected to be very variable; temperatures should range from low 60s to lows 70s during the day. The western NW USA usually has its driest period during the summer, but the Yellowstone, and Rocky Mt region near Denver are at high altitude and it is not unknown for snow to [...]

Corals and Climate Change 

State of the Planet [2015-07-25 00:16:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (94 visits) info
Corals are already facing a host of stressors – from pollution and overfishing to tourism and coastal development – but climate change puts corals at greater risk from rising temperatures and ocean acidification. The decline of coral reefs will have devastating consequences for the ocean, and for

Mini ice age? 

Geology in the West Country [2015-06-24 14:52:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (72 visits) info
Mini Ice Age may be heading our way! Met Office issues warning that temperatures could plummet as Sun enters cooler phase. The last big chill was felt hundreds of years ago when Frost Fairs were held on the frozen River Thames. The prediction is based on counting sun spots – dark patches on the sun – that are hot spots and signs of increased solar activity.Read

Weather a Bit Less Strange? Death Valley in the Last Two Days: Hot! 

Geotripper [2015-06-03 06:38:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (106 visits) info

There is, of course, hardly such a thing as "average" weather, just like there is no "average" precipitation. I'm pretty sure that the number of days in a given year that actually match the average temperature is  limited. I've been to Death Valley twice in the last two weeks; for Memorial Day weekend, when the temperatures were very cool, like twenty degrees below average, and rainy. I

Research Summary: Recognizing Cross-Ecosystem Responses To Changing Temperatures: Soil Warming Impacts Pelagic Food Webs 

Lake Scientist [2015-04-29 15:38:08]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info

1Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755 2Present address: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 3Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and[...] The post Research Summary: Recognizing Cross-Ecosystem Responses To Changing Temperatures: Soil Warming Impacts Pelagic Food Webs appeared first on Lake

Mapping the Seafloor 

State of the Planet [2015-04-20 17:53:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (79 visits) info

One of the goals of this expedition is to investigate if water from the Southern Ocean with temperatures above the melting point of glaciers could reach the glaciers in East Antarctica, and if there are any obstacles on the seafloor of the shelf that impact the ability of such water to reach the glaciers and

Amazing Temperature Change Over The Mid-Atlantic Friday 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-04-10 23:51:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (60 visits) info

Here are two maps showing the temperatures at 5 Am and 4 PM. Many areas saw a rise of over 34 degrees in just a few hours today. This rapid change in temperature was made possible by two things. Ocean and elevation. At sunrise a chilly easterly wind off the cold Atlantic (where water temps are only around 42 degrees) had pushed all the way to the Blue Ridge Mountains

What Less Fog and Clouds Mean for Coastal Southern California 

State of the Planet [2015-03-11 22:07:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (63 visits) info

A new study has found that urbanization around coastal Southern California is driving fog away and causing the low clouds, crucial for providing shade and moderating temperatures in summer, to rise. This trend has important implications for ecosystems and | Impressum