Daily Archives: September 16, 2010

Australia Is Small – But Moscow Is Huge

The press discovered this summer that Moscow makes up a good 90% of the planet. At least it did for a few weeks, while it was hot.

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PIPS Final Results

Google Docs has limits on spreadsheet size, and my spreadsheet ends on September 15. (Lame excuse, I know.)

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Three Hurricanes At The Same Time

From CSU, via Andy Revkin’s Blog With Karl becoming a hurricane, we have three hurricanes at the same time. This is a pretty rare occurrence. The only other years that this has occurred are 1893, 1926, 1950, 1961, 1967, 1980, … Continue reading

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Any Way The Wind Blows

The Arctic ice extent graphs are bouncing around, as Julienne mentioned yesterday. Competing factors of wind compaction and freeze-up cause the extent numbers to vary a little from day to day. There has been a lot of wind over the … Continue reading

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The 25 Most Intense Hurricanes To Make Landfall In The US

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/NWS-TPC-5.pdf The peaks occurred in the 1930s and 1960s.

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Are Powerful Hurricanes Becoming More Frequent?

According to Kerry Emanuel : “Most of the models suggest that the more powerful storms become more numerous.”

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If A Tree Falls In The Forest and ……

Accuweather reports : At 5 a.m. Wednesday, Hurricane Julia was upgraded to a Category 4 storm, while her brother, Hurricane Igor, maintained his Category 4 status. In doing so, Julia also became the strongest hurricane on record so far east. … Continue reading

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Pope Begins His Third-World Tour

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11313328 The first state visit by a Pope to the UK gets under way later when Benedict XVI flies into Edinburgh. He will meet the Queen at Holyrood House and parade through the city before an open-air Mass in Glasgow. … Continue reading

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Arctic Update From Julienne

Julienne Stroeve from NSIDC sent over some additional information on Arctic happenings. We called the minimum today, even though JAXA and Bremen showed a decline today.  It still might jump up and down a bit, regions like the Beaufort and … Continue reading

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The Big Lie Part 2

Yesterday I discussed sins of omission – where people create a false impression by telling only half of the story. Today’s topic is just as egregious. When you hear “it is worse than we expected” that normally means “it isn’t … Continue reading

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