Category Archives: AGW Science and Background

Articles with a “Global Warming” science or background theme

Berkeley Knows There Are Heat Islands

Seems that LBL at Berkeley has an entire section devoted to Heat Islands and their effects. Continue reading

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Of Computer Climate Models, Fudge, and Parameters – ModelE

A few modest bits from a first look at the ModelE code, available on line for anyone to look over. Continue reading

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Bruckner 35 year climate cycles and solar drivers

Back in the late 1800’s Brückner found a solar driven cycle or two in our climate. Recent research kind of confirms it and refines the idea behind the range of periods from 33 ish to 45 ish years. Continue reading

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Nitrogen – Active In The IR, A GHG?

Nitrogen is widely stated (shouted?) to be inactive in the Infrared Band and thus not a “Greenhouse Gas”. I asked: “Is that true?” and found that Nitrogen ( N2, N3, and N ions) radiates in many IR bands. That which radiates, absorbs, no? So is Nitrogen a GHG too? Or is the whole GHG thesis bogus… Continue reading

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Tech Bits Grab Bag

A collection of links and topics of a technical sort, mostly directed at computing related things, with only modest commentary. Continue reading

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Personal TeraFlop Climate Simulator for How Much?

How much would it take to make your “Own Private Teraflop” supercomputer for weather and climate simulations? What has Moore’s Law done to the “Record” of “IBM’s ASCI Red” breaking the “Teraflop Barrier” in 1997? It was still running in 2006 during the peak of the Climate Model Hype (and runs) so is the right size. Continue reading

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CET Says?

A short look at ranges and temperatures at the start and end of the CET temperature series Continue reading

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