Thursday, May 22, 2008

Windsor Tornado May 22, 2008

Some low quality video from my Blackberry. We couldn't get into the really bad areas because of closure due to gas leaks, but we could see neighborhoods a block or two away where all the houses were flattened. The quality is too low to see roof and fence damage.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Corrected SST anomalies

NOAA SST map with the range -0.5 to +0.5 degrees digitally adjusted to white.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Arctic Sea Ice Recovery November-December 2007

This video was generated from UIUC Cryosphere Today images, showing the record recovery in Arctic sea ice this fall and early winter.

Monday, September 3, 2007

GISS Maps are Skewed

Some empirical evidence that the 1200km GISS data gets rounded up to enhance the appearance of warming. Below are identical graphs of July, 2007 anomalies. First pair is the raw data at 250km rounding, and the second pair is the GISS 1200km rounded data. Three problems which exaggerate warming become obvious.
  1. The rounded maps interpolate red through vast regions where there is no data - like most of Canada and the arctic. There is not a single data point shown in the arctic regions of Canada, yet the rounded map paints a broad brush of red across those regions.

  2. The rounding algorithms push all of the temperature regions upwards. Note the graph of the raw (250km) data shows average temperatures below normal for most of the southern hemisphere

  3. The map projections greatly exaggerate the size of polar regions and give the appearance of large areas of warmth, which are in fact much smaller than they appear.

Figure 1. Raw data rounded to 250km

Figure 2. Most of the area 0-60 south latitude shows below normal temperatures.

Figure 3. GISS rounded data to 1200km. There are vast areas of red which have no data points to back them up. The impression from this map is that July, 2007 was very hot, yet as you can see from the raw data above in figure 1, that was not the case in most places. Most of Antarctica appears bright red, yet this is based on a single location at the south pole where the temperature averaged colder than 65 below zero Farenheit. The Antarctic penninsula was about eight degrees below normal, but that is missing from this map. See figure 1.

Figure 4 Rounded data shows most of the southern hemisphere from 0-60 S latitude as above normal.

Figure 5 shows the rounding errors. Blue regions are latitudes where temperatures were rounded up, and brown regions are rounded down. There is clearly a much greater region of rounded up temperatures than rounded down. Maybe by a factor of 10x.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Fire and Ice

NOAA SST animation is overlayed with NASA Modis fire data. Note how sea ice regions of Siberia near gas flares (80E) and burning forests (130E) are showing large amounts of melting. Could this be due to soot darkening the ice and making it melt faster?

Monday, August 20, 2007

Neanderthals protest shrinking glaciers

Europe - 10,000 BC

Newflash - Neanderthals across Europe stripped down today to protest shrinking glaciers and end of their beloved glacial lifestyle. "We used to have at least 3,000 feet of ice here, but global warming has shrunk that to almost nothing" said Dr. Ugh Handsome, self-proclaimed spokesman for the Neanderthal Allied Spaced Agency. "Sea level has risen and flooded our favorite boneyards."

The recent rise in temperature has been attributed by Dr. Handsome to greenhouse gas emissions from campfires and rotting mammoth carcasses. Dr. Handsome wants to see more human sacrifices to prevent further loss of glacial ice.

Dr. Handsome

Neanderthals pose for naked photo shoot.

Disclaimer - any similarity to more evolved humans is completely coincidental.

Lucy, the Global Warming pin-up girl, is clearly distraught from the disappearance of the glaciers. Either that or she is just chewing on her finger.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

What warming?

If you measure for 75 years, instead of the "inconvenient" 35 years cherry-picked by AGW advocates, it becomes clear that "global warming" is just not happening over the longer term.