Category Archives: Climate

The Sun’s Magnetic Field: From Minutes To Millennia

By: Mathew Owens The Sun’s magnetic field varies on all observed time scales. Knowing how the solar magnetic field has changed in the past helps us plan for hazardous conditions in the space environment in the future. It is also … Continue reading

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The Climate Feedback: More Than The Sum Of Its Parts

By: Jonah Bloch-Johnson One of the main numbers that climate scientists use to predict global warming is the “climate feedback,” which measures how effective warming is at countering the effects of CO2. CO2 reduces how much energy the planet sheds … Continue reading

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Forecast West Africa by Dr. Bunny Rabbit

By: Paul-Arthur Monerie References: *“Forecast” stands here for the projection of changes in precipitation at the end of the 21st century (a 40-year period average, between 2060 and 2099) relative to the end of the 20th century (1960-1999), in summer … Continue reading

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Metrology, Earth Observation and Climate Data

By: Jonathan Mittaz  Metrology is the science of measurement which both defines the System International (SI, The International System of Units, 2019) as well as mathematical frameworks for measurement uncertainties (for example see the GUM: Guide to the expression of … Continue reading

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Green shoots from the grassroots at the 26th Conference of the Parties

By: Chris Merchant On the opening two days of COP26, I was in Glasgow to raise awareness of the climate and environmental data freely available from satellite observations of Earth. While the news media focus on big political headlines from … Continue reading

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Advance Of The Indian Monsoon Onset

By: Arathy Menon The Indian monsoon provides water for agriculture, industry and the basic water needs of more than a billion people. The monsoon onset usually takes place in south India during the beginning of June and the monsoon rains … Continue reading

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The Global Carbon Project’s TRENDY MIP, the 2018 European Drought MIP, the SDGVM Model, and me

By: Patrick C. McGuire The annual TRENDY MIP was started in 2010 in order to compare different land models and their ability to model the sources and sinks of carbon in the land (i.e., to/from the soil and the vegetation … Continue reading

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Regional vs Global Models From The Perspective of a Polar Climate Scientist

By: Charlotte Lang There is a debate in the world of polar climate and ice sheet surface modelling about global (GCM) versus regional (RCM) models and each side is trying to convince the other that they do better: global modellers … Continue reading

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Modelling Dust Extremes Over East Asia

 By: Dhirendra Kumar Mineral dust plays an important role in the earth system due to its interaction with climate, ecosystems, biogeochemical cycles, and human society in direct and indirect ways [1,2,3]. Their interactions with the weather and climate occur at … Continue reading

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Using measurements of cloud ice to evaluate frozen particle scattering models

By: Karina McCusker How do we measure cloud ice, and why do we need to? Ice particles in clouds have complex geometries, making them more difficult to understand than droplets. As a result, ice clouds are a source of uncertainty … Continue reading

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