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Robust features in the 2014 USA forecast

Building on a previous discussion about a seasonal forecast product from NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC), I am still really curious about how robust the features in the seasonal weather patterns in the USA are. “Weather” in this case is … Continue reading

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Forecasting the USA temperature and precipitation tendency for 2014

Where we are this calendar yearCurrently, the USA as a whole and the Southeastern USA are both cooler than normal this year and precipitation is slightly below average for the Eastern USA, above average for Colorado-Wyoming-Idaho, and well below average … Continue reading

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Climate in the Southeast in January 2014

Scientists studying the Earth’s climate system are supported by an immense and rich array of data. Sometimes it seems like you only have to be comfortable working with all this information. Programming languages help (matlab, R, python, NCL, for example). … Continue reading

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Ramping up for teaching with NOAA NCDC

Summer is a time of dedicated research for me. Finished one project, waiting for peer reviews on that manuscript, tinkering with twitter, planning out research conference travel in the next school year, and working on a grant proposal to NSF. … Continue reading

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May 2013 climate in North Carolina and the world

With global warming and all of the impacts, it’s very important to constantly consider the question of time and space scales. May 2013 is a good example for those of us living in the Southeastern USA or North Carolina. Namely, … Continue reading

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CO2 trends from around the world

Time series are profilic in climate science. This is a dataset that shows the how a measurement changes over some period of time. The best known in our world is the global warming time series displayed as the globally-averaged surface … Continue reading

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CO2 time line for May 2013

The month of May is officially over, and perhaps the Earth is about to take a big breath in and begin to draw down CO2 from its year 2013 peak. The last tweets by @Keeling_curve showed a relatively (emphasis on … Continue reading

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CO2 in the very merry month of May

The whole month has been an edge-of-your-seat wait-and-see when CO2 will stop hovering above and below 400 ppm and just stay above. Unlike Miguel Cabrera‘s triple crown of 2012 or the thoughts that he could repeat that feat in 2013 … Continue reading

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CO2 and climate sensitivity

On Thursday, May 16, 2013, the official daily-averaged CO2 concentration in the atmosphere was reported by Scripps as (drumroll please)Like I pointed out, 400 ppm is inevitable because CO2 increases by 2 ppm every year, but to actually see a … Continue reading

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CO2 hovering above and below 400 ppm

An update from the measurements being reported from Scripps that I discussed earlier. Here’s the screen shot when I checked the “box scores” for our favorite greenhouse gaswhew! I know if I patiently wait, the CO2 concentration will rise above … Continue reading

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