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Global Climate Models
Global Climate Models: Exploring the Reliability, Consistency, Limitations, Deficiencies, Uncertainties, and Methods of Global Climate Models in a Nonlinear and Chaotic Climate System – I discuss in general the partial differential equations involved in climate models, different types and scope of climate models, simulations, ensembles, and multi-model ensembles, the nonlinearity and chaos of the climate system, problems modeling some components of the climate system, the probability density functions (PDFs) and relative entropy that lead to climate projections, parametric and structural uncertainties, climate sensitivity and risk assessment, parameterizations, IPCC data, hindcasting, climate sensitivity, surface observations, satellite data, stratospheric cooling, possible improvements to models, and much more.
Mike’s Meteorology Page
Mike’s Meteorology Page – describes Mike’s meteorological and atmospheric sciences work stations, duties, skills and accomplishments along with other information. Also provides other interesting general meteorological information, and many links to meteorological sites.
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Paleoclimatology Blog – While this blog touches on current anthropogenic (human-caused) warming, the primary focus is to bring to light recent climate changes and events leading up to our current warming over the last ~12,000 years, possible causes and factors, paleoclimatic findings, and to take a look at future reglaciation and a hypothetical reglaciation scenario.
Pivotal Weather Models
Pivotal Weather – Popular models for weather forecasting.
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Weather and Climate
Provides information and opinion on weather, weather forecasting, climate, and atmospheric phenomena.
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Weather Forecasting and Forecasts
Weather forecasting and selected weather forecasts over the last several years including some major hurricanes and snowstorms.
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Climate & Meteorology News
The use of an FV3 core should allow for a more computationally efficient model.The nation’s weather and climate organization, NOAA, has appointed a new director of its Environmental Modeling Center. This position essentially oversees development of the US computer models used to forecast weather around the world. The new director is Brian Gross, who fortunately has extensive experience in the field, having worked at NASA and led NOAA’s prestigious Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Gross becomes the full-time leader of NOAA’s modeling center at a critical time. The organization is about to substantially change the dynamic core, or engine, of its primary weather model—the Global Forecast System. This GFS model provides the foundation of many, if not most, seven- and 10-day forecasts that consumers see on their weather apps or in the nightly news. It also provides critical forecasts for hurricane tracks and other significant weather around the world. More…
Army Scientists create new technique for modeling turbulence in the atmosphereArmy researchers have designed a computer model that more effectively calculates the behavior of atmospheric turbulence in complex environments, including cities, forests, deserts and mountainous regions.This new technology could allow Soldiers to predict weather patterns sooner using the computers at hand and more effectively assess flight conditions for aerial vehicles on the battlefield. More…
Should Cities Embrace Their Heat Islands as Shields from Extreme Cold?The higher temperature in cities relative to their rural surroundings, known as the urban heat island (UHI), is one of the most well documented and severe anthropogenic modifications of the environment. Heat islands are hazardous to residents and the sustainability of cities during summertime and heat waves; on the other hand, they provide considerable benefits in wintertime.