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Entries from March 2007

Forcing in the Stratosphere

March 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Recently I read an interesting paper in science magazine titled Anthropegenic and Natural Influences in the Evolution of Lower Stratospheric Cooling by V. Ramaswamy et al. Different atmospheric forcings (natural and anthropogenic) and their degree of influence are analyzed using data and models. NOAA satellites, specifically channel 4 of the microwave sounding unit (MSU), provide [...]

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Tags: climate · modeling · satellite · stratosphere

“The Great Global Warming Swindle”

March 20th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Here’s a “documentary” that is great entertainment for climate scientists. Too bad this was aired on TV. http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/march2007/090307warminghoax.htm 

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Tags: climate · global warming

Observations of the Fixed Anvil Temperature Hypothesis

March 20th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Here’s a paper with observations to support (or possibly refute) the “fixed anvil temperature hypothesis” of Hartman and Larson: Xu, K.-M. et al, “Statistical analyses of satellite cloud object data from CERS, part II: Tropical convective cloud objects during the 1998 El Nino and evidence for supporting the fixed anvil temperature hypothesis, ” J. Climate [...]

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Tags: climate

Who Says Global Warming Isn’t “Sexy”?

March 14th, 2007 · No Comments

One from the lighter side: I just noticed yesterday that global warming ranks #2 on the NY Times “Most Searched” category, second only to… you guessed it, sex.

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Tags: general interest · humor

Who Says Global Warming Isn’t “Sexy”?

March 14th, 2007 · 1 Comment

One from the lighter side: I just noticed yesterday that global warming ranks #2 on the NY Times “Most Searched” category, second only to… you guessed it, sex.

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Tags: general interest · humor