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Entries from July 2006

GCR’s, Clouds, and Climate, Oh My!

July 31st, 2006 · No Comments

If you were at a BBQ with a group of atmospheric scientists, and wanted to raise some hackles, there are several subjects that are notoriously easy to get people riled up… …Talk of Hockey Sticks, Inhofe, Crichton, Coulter, and you’re sure to get people going… …Bring up the effects of galactic cosmic ray’s (GCR’s) on [...]

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Tags: climate · cosmic rays · satellite

GCR’s, Clouds, and Climate, Oh My!

July 31st, 2006 · 13 Comments

If you were at a BBQ with a group of atmospheric scientists, and wanted to raise some hackles, there are several subjects that are notoriously easy to get people riled up… …Talk of Hockey Sticks, Inhofe, Crichton, Coulter, and you’re sure to get people going… …Bring up the effects of galactic cosmic ray’s (GCR’s) on [...]

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Tags: climate · cosmic rays · satellite

Still a thorn in our side / Positive cloud feedback?

July 17th, 2006 · 8 Comments

Cloud feedback still largest source of uncertainty in GCM’s What did they say? Clouds a positive feedback? Last week, a new article by Brian Soden of the University of Miami and Isaac Held of GFDL entitled “An Assessment of Climate Feedbacks in Couopled Ocean-Atmosphere Models” was published in the Journal of Climate. Among their findings [...]

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Tags: modeling

Work in progress…. Please Comment!

July 10th, 2006 · No Comments

Editor’s note: We would like to welcome Prof. Andrew Dessler of Texas A&M University as a guest blogger at Head in A Cloud! Please note this post was written by him and not Sean Davis. The effects of convection on the summetime extratropical overworld Much effort has been expended over the last decade in assessing [...]

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Tags: stratosphere

Work in progress…. Please Comment!

July 10th, 2006 · 7 Comments

Editor’s note: We would like to welcome Prof. Andrew Dessler of Texas A&M University as a guest blogger at Head in A Cloud! Please note this post was written by him and not Sean Davis. The effects of convection on the summetime extratropical overworld Much effort has been expended over the last decade in assessing [...]

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Tags: stratosphere