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Webinar: “Update on GOA-ON Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network and planned activities”, Libby Jewett (NOAA), 2 July 2015, 12:00 GMT/UTC

Dr. Libby Jewett, Director of the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, will present on the relatively newly formed Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON; www.GOA-ON.org) which has a close working relationship with GOOS. In...Show More Summary

More pointless worrying from NOAA: July 4th fireworks cause a spike in particulate matter for a day

From the Department of Obvious Science and the “don’t you have anything better to do with our tax dollars” department comes this pointless study. Gotta love the zinger at the end about the EPA not regulating fireworks emissions (yet). I’d like to see them try, because that might just be the bridge too far for…

Those 4th of July fireworks spectaculars are causing huge spikes in dangerous air pollution

Levels of fine particulate matter temporarily spike on Independence Day, a NOAA study found

Now Google Street View goes under the world's oceans — and the photos are stunning (GOOG)

To celebrate World Oceans Day, which takes place on June 8, Google has released a series of new Street View imagery from the world's oceans. Google partnered with the XL Catlin Seaview Survey, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries,...Show More Summary

The 2014/15 El Niño Was Not Focused on the Region Used By NOAA for their Oceanic NINO Index

And that’s why the 2014/15 El Niño appears so weak…and has disappeared from NOAA’s Oceanic NINO Index with their new ERSST.v4 data. If we look at the tropical Pacific as a whole though, the 2014/15 El Niño was a relatively strong El Niño—stronger than many El Niños during the satellite era. This post reinforces a…

Twin peaks – twin lies

Supposedly record-high temperature and carbon dioxide levels supposedly bring record chaos Paul Driessen and Tom Tamarkin A recent NOAA article is just what Doctor Doom ordered. It claims the 18-year “hiatus” in rising planetary temperatures isn’t really happening. (The “pause” … Continue reading ?

Saturday Wavesailing?

Thus Speaketh NOAA: E winds around 10 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 ft or less...then 2 to 3 ft in the afternoon. A chance of rain in the...

9 of the Most Beautiful Weather Photos of the Year

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NOAA’s Weather in Focus contest features spectacular skies and terrifying storms.

Weak El Niños and La Niñas Come and Go from NOAA’s Oceanic NINO Index (ONI) with Each SST Dataset Revision

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Back in April of this year NOAA added the 2014/15 El Niño to their Oceanic NINO Index (a.k.a. ONI). See the former version of ONI here. Last week, with NOAA’s switch to their new Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature dataset version 4 (ERSST.v4), the 2014/15 El Niño has now disappeared from…

‘The Blob,’ Domoic Acid: Extremely Poisonous Toxic Bloom Poses Serious Threat To West Coast

NOAA has warned communities on North America’s west coast that a deadly algae bloom releasing the toxin domoic acid has reached levels higher than ever recorded. A concentrated area in the Pacific Ocean has been nicknamed “The Blob”Show More Summary

Strong Geomagnetic storm underway, may persist until nightime hours in Australia/NZ (June 23)

A geomagnteic storm that hit in the early morning (around 5 am) in Australia is ongoing. The Storm reached G4 (severe) levels in the early morning, and then has fluctuated between G1 (minor) and G3 (strong).While over all NOAA is listing...Show More Summary

Links 6/22/15

Links for you. Science: NOAA halts commercial fishing in Atlantic for blacknose sharks and small coastal sharks The Independent claims HPV vaccine unsafe. Science says The Independent is wrong. Coal in Poland Lowering Life Spans My collapse of confidence in … Continue reading ?

The Latest on Wonk Wire

Here’s what’s trending on Wonk Wire today: Among Republicans, Catholics Believe in Climate Change Obamacare and Labor: A Good Thing Which States Do Americans Prefer to Settle In? More Guns Mean More Death NOAA: The Hottest Spring On Record And [...]

The Hubbard Glacier defies ‘climate change’ – continues to grow

Hubbard Glacier could permanently dam the entrance to Russell Fiord in as little as 10 years From NOAA Earth Observatory: Since measurements began in 1895, Alaska’s Hubbard Glacier has been thickening and steadily advancing into Disenchantment Bay. The advance runs counter to so many thinning and retreating glaciers nearby in Alaska and around the world. The…

Tropical Depression Bill tracking through US

Tropical Depression Bill continues to be a soaker as it travels in an east-northeasterly direction from Arkansas toward the Ohio Valley. NASA's Aqua satellite and NOAA's GOES-East satellites provided a look at the extent and the movement of the storm. read more

So Far, 2015 Is the Hottest Year on Record

According to the NOAA and NASA, the first five months of this year are the hottest since records started being kept in 1880. The data put 2015 on track to be the warmest year on record — a mark currently held by 2014. In addition, Weather Underground notes that the... More »

Hurricane Hunters, with their WC-130J and Gulfstream IV, Visit Northeast Florida

Hurricane Hunters have seen the unimaginable – Photo: NOAA As the summer season comes around, the climate in Florida changes from hot to humid. However, that’s not surprising. Neither is the extreme weather the Sunshine State receives from the massive rain storms that, often times, turn into tropical storms off the east coast. Recently, [...]Show More Summary

NOAA Releases New Pause-Buster Global Surface Temperature Data and Immediately Claims Record-High Temps for May 2015 – What a Surprise!

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale NOAA recently published their State of the Climate Report for May 2015. Under the heading of Global Summary Information, they note: Note: With this report and data release, the National Centers for Environmental Information is transitioning to improved versions of its global land (GHCN-M version 3.3.0) and ocean (ERSST version…

Arctic Ocean acidity threatens shellfish as early as 2030

US – New research by NOAA, University of Alaska, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the journal Oceanography shows that surface waters of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas could reach levels of acidity that threaten the ability of animals to build and maintain their shells by 2030. They also predict the Bering Sea will reach […]

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