This is a time lapse movie of NOAA GOES satellite imagery for the entire 2012 Hurricane season from June 1st to November 29th presented in under 5 minutes. November 30 marks the end of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season, one that produced 19 named storms, of which 10 became hurricanes and one became a major hurricane. The number of named storms is well above the average of 12. The number of hurricanes is also above the average of six, but the number of major hurricanes is below the average of three. Based on the combined number, intensity, and duration of all tropical storms and hurricanes, NOAA classifies the season as above-normal. 2012 was an active year, but not exceptionally so as there were 10 busier years in the last three decades.
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This movie is to show the complete 30 year history of the NSIDC satellite derived arctic sea ice extent in a single video. Brown is land, black is shoreline, blue is water except for the large blue dot in the center of the plot. The movie plays double speed at the beginning because the early satellite collected data every other day. Youll see the large blue circle change in size flashing back and forth between the older and newer sat data just as the video slows down. After staring at the graphs above you think you understand what is happening as ice gradually shrinks away. Well the high speed video shows a much more turbulent world with changing weather patterns in 2007 and 2008 summer blasting away at the south west corner of the ice. Ive watched it 20 times at least, noticing cloud patterns (causing lower ice levels), winds, water currents and all kinds of different things. Im not so sure anymore that were seeing a consistent decline to polar bear doom, with this kind of variance it might just be everyday noise. Note that despite some mainstream media reports, our Arctic Sea ice has not melted away, but comes back every year as it has done for millennia..This is the normal season cycle.
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On August 27th, 2010, the KHSL AM radio towers were taken down by a demolition company. This is the view of the East tower collapse after the guy wires were cut by the worker in the lower left with the cutting torch, about 10:05AM PST The West tower was taken down about 10:53AM the same day. KHSL radio and TV veterans Gil Houston (former radio chief engineer) Dino Corbin, (former General manager), Ken Rice, (former engineer) and myself (Anthony Watts) gathered to watch the event. The towers were first erected in 1947. They were removed to make way for the new Merriam Park subdivision.
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Maps created by NASA JPL using over 5 million individual daily ice motion measurements captured over a period of years by four US Defense Meteorological satellites show, for the first time, the long-term changes in sea ice drift around Antarctica. Sea ice in Antarctica has been growing steadily.
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Engineer and aviation pioneer Burt Rutan gives his presentation on why he doesn't think global warming/climate change is a problem, by presenting the data that convinced him it is a non-issue from an engineering standpoint.
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This poster presentation at AGU Fall Meeting, December 2013 is by Zeke Hausfather, Robert Rhode, and Steven Mosher. Zeke explains the BEST project and this new dataset.
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The NASA GEOS-5 atmospheric data assimilation system follows an historic winter storm as it approaches the mid-Atlantic this weekend 2016 January 22-24 where it is expected to produce a wide swath of more than 2 feet of snow. The near-real-time operational GEOS-5 system ingests more than 5 million observations every six hours producing comprehensive analyses and forecasts of the atmosphere each day at 25-km global resolution. This experimental product uses the global mesoscale capabilities of GEOS-5 to downscale the operational product to 6-km global resolution. Subsequent forecasts are launched with this product providing a detailed view of the developing storm and its predicted evolution across the region. The simulated field visualized here is outgoing longwave radiation (OLR). Clouds block longwave radiation that is emitted from the Earth's surface producing cold OLR values in regions of thick/deep cloudiness. Thus, OLR provides a satellite-eye view of clouds from storm systems around the globe, including the developing blizzard across the eastern United States.
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From NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This version of the visualization was created specifically to support a series of papers in the journal Science and for submission to SIGGRAPH 2017's Computer Animation Festival. As the visualization shows, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere can be mixed and transported by winds in the blink of an eye. For several decades, scientists have measured carbon dioxide at remote surface locations and occasionally from aircraft. The OCO-2 mission represents an important advance in the ability to observe atmospheric carbon dioxide. OCO-2 collects high-precision, total column measurements of carbon dioxide (from the sensor to Earth’s surface) during daylight conditions. This visualization won Science magazine's 2017 Data Stories contest in the "professional" category (see: http://www.sciencemag.org/projects/data-stories/winners/2017)
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A shroud of high pressure has taken a foot-hold over the U.S. from the Plains to the Northeast, and with it has brought temperatures well into the 90's and 100's for half of the country. This animation shows the predicted daily high temperatures from NOAA's high resolution North American Model (NAM) from July 13-21, 2011.
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Humans have long been shaping Earth’s landscape, but now scientists know we can shape our near-space environment as well. A certain type of communications — very low frequency, or VLF, radio communications — have been found to interact with particles in space, affecting how and where they move. At times, these interactions can create a barrier around Earth against natural high energy particle radiation in space. These results, part of a comprehensive paper on human-induced space weather, were recently published in Space Science Reviews.
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Princeton University researchers developed an enhanced approach to capturing changes on the Earth's surface via satellite that could provide a more accurate account of how geographic areas change as a result of natural and human factors. In a first application, the technique brought the complexities of Greenland's massive ice sheet into clearer focus. From 2003 to 2012, the ice sheet experienced patchy fluctuations in ice loss and gain, while the areas of greatest melt gradually migrated from the southeast to the northwest coast.
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This is a short video showing how many idle wind turbine there were on a windy day on 3-15-2011 along Highway 58 through the pass near Mojave, CA. On his day at ~11AM PST there were winds averaging 15-25 mph at this elevation with higher gusts as a front moved in. Quite a number of turbines were inoperable. There were many more, but could not be filmed from a safe vantage point along the highway. This video was take from the semi-truck staging area near the agricultural inspection station.
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The Earth apparently shows flashes of light in the upper atmosphere as seen in this NASA video from the DSCOVR satellite. Parked in space a million miles from Earth, the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) onboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) captures glimmers of reflected sunlight, evidence of ice crystals in the atmosphere.
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This is a 5 frames per second timelapse taken from the webcam of the Nenana Ice Classic on May 20th, 2013 from 4PM to 5PM PDT. breakup started about :43 in and went very quickly. Notice the ice stopped flowing in the river at the end, suggesting an ice jam formed downstream.
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This is truly an impressive animation. It shows the 5 day time lapse formation of massive sunspot group 1158 from nothing. What's neat is how the perspective is maintained. I've never seen anything like this. Less than a week ago, sunspot 1158 didn't exist. Now it is wider than the planet Jupiter and unleashing the strongest solar flares since Dec. 2006, including an X-class solar flare.
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The SY Aurora anchored at Commonwealth Bay in 1912. The expedition, using the ship SY Aurora commanded by Captain John King Davis, departed from Hobart on 2 December 1911, landed at Cape Denison (named after Hugh Denison, a major backer of the expedition) on Commonwealth Bay on 8 January 1912, and established the Main Base. Cinematography by Frank Hurley. Archived by the Australian Antarctic Division http://mawsonshuts.antarctica.gov.au/
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My kids decided to get me something I'd never buy for myself. TubbyCat however, didn't appreciate the gift as much as I did.
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From WUWT-TV - an experiment that demonstrates the Principia Scientific International aka the Slaying the Sky Dragon group (from their book) can't get basic facts about how infrared backradiation operates in relation to the greenhouse effect.
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Check status of Hurricanes at http://wp.me/P7y4l-9Gd The animation includes sped up infrared and visible frames of data from the GOES-13 satellite and is squeezed down to 36 seconds. The movie shows satellite imagery that was captured in 15 minute intervals from August 22 at 8:40 a.m. EDT (1240 UTC) until August 24 at 8:40 a.m. EDT shows Irene moving over Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and toward the southeastern Bahamas. Irene's eye becomes visible on August 24 at 0055 UTC (Aug. 23 at 8:55 p.m. EDT). GOES-13 satellite imagery in 15 minute intervals from August 22 at 8:40 a.m. EDT (1240 UTC) until August 24 at 8:40 a.m. EDT shows Irene moving over Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and toward the southeastern Bahamas. Irene's eye becomes visible on August 24 at 0055 UTC (Aug. 23 at 8:55 p.m. EDT). Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project, Dennis Chesters
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From Zhao et al 2013, published August 28th, 2013. Animation illustrating the meridional circulation structure inside the Sun. The Sun in this movie, shown in its chromosphere, was observed by SDO/AIA (Solar Dynamics Observatory / Atmospheric Imaging Assembly). Via Stanford University
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The HMI (Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager) on the SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) caught massive sunspot group 1158 in the process of forming from nothing. It is quite an impressive animation. Animation courtesy of Dr. Phil Scherrer at Stanford via Dr. Leif Svalgaard who writes: "What to note is how the magnetic field 'bubbled' up in a very mixed state [black=negative, white=positive polarity]. Then the two polarities separate and move to areas of like polarity: white to white and black to black, in the process assembling sunspots. Watch also how the incessant convection 'eats' away at the boundaries of large, mature spots [late in the clip]."
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NASA animation by Dr. James Hansen of surface temperature trends from 1955-1999. There are many issues with this presentation. It seems to be a big Cherry Picking exercise. 1. Note all of the missing southern hemisphere data in the companion video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58AuM-7BT_o There are operating weather stations during his time, but they are excluded from the analysis. Why? 2. The period chosen, 1955-1999 leaves out the warmer 1930's and the cooler 2000's. Why? 3. The period from 2000-present has no statistically significant warming. Leaving that period out biases the presentation. 4. The period chosen exhibits significant postwar growth, urbanization is not considered.
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Movie showing the detected travel-time perturbations before the emergence of active region 10488 in the photosphere. The first 10 seconds of the movie show intensity observations of the Sun. The intensity later fades out and the photospheric magnetic field is shown. In the next 20 seconds, we zoom in to a region where a sunspot group would emerge. The upper layer shows magnetic field observations at the surface and the lower layer shows simultaneous travel-time perturbations, detected at a depth of about 60,000 km. After the emergence, intensity observations show the full development of this active region, until it rotates out of view on the west solar limb. (movie made by Thomas Hartlep, Stanford, converted for YouTube by Anthony Watts)
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The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) provides a closer look at hurricanes using a unique combination of passive and active microwave instruments designed to peer inside cloud systems and measure rainfall. TRMM allows scientists to study the combustion process in the hurricane engine and relate this process to intensification or weakening. This is the standard definition version of the Hurricane Heat Engine - Cutaway animation. Animator: Susan Twardy (HTSI) (Lead) Scientist: J. Marshall Shepherd (NASA/GSFC)
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As water vapor evaporates from the warm ocean surface, it is forced upward in the convective clouds that surround the eyewall and rainband regions of a storm. As the water vapor cools and condenses from a gas back to a liquid state, it releases latent heat. The release of latent heat warms the surrounding air, making it lighter and thus promoting more vigorous cloud development. Movie from NASA Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS)
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This intro was supposed to air before the movie overnight on Nov 14/15 on WUWT's Gore-a-thon, but due to a technical issue, was not aired. Please visit www.theboywhocriedwarming.com to watch the entire movie.
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Movie showing the detected travel-time perturbations during the emergence of active region 11158. The first 12 seconds of the movie show photospheric intensity observations (orange color) of the region, and travel-time perturbations detected at a depth of about 60,000 km (blue-red color). The movie then shows sunspots (blue and orange) on the solar surface and coronal loops (light green) observed by SDO/AIA. (movie made by Thomas Hartlep and Scott Winegarden Stanford, converted for YouTube by Anthony Watts).
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NASA animation by Dr. James Hansen of surface temperature trends from 1955-1999. There are many issues with this presentation. It seems to be a big Cherry Picking exercise. 1. Note all of the missing southern hemisphere data. There are operating weather stations during his time, but they are excluded from the analysis. Why? 2. The period chosen, 1955-1999 leaves out the warmer 1930's and the cooler 2000's. Why? 3. The period from 2000-present has no statistically significant warming. Leaving that period out biases the presentation. 4. The period chosen exhibits significant postwar growth, urbanization is not considered.
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This is a widget that you can put on any website to watch the ice caps, orbits,a nd the seasons and phases of Mars. Free, data from NASA updated daily. http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/06/10/mars-today-widget-now-on-wuwt/ This video shows animation of the full MarsToday wdiget through 2000 and 2001
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Many people believe that the Arctic Ice reduction seen in 2007 and 2008 is caused "only" by "global warming. But as this animation from satellite imagery shows, the Arctic is a dynamic place, and the ice is driven by winds and currents into warmer southern latitudes where it melts. Note also how many fractures develop in the ice due to stress induced by currents. A 2008 study by NASA also concluded that much of the sea ice loss in the Arctic is due to a change in wind patterns, and not a change in temperature.
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Near the airport, visible from Highway 58.
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Certified Consulting Meteorologist Joe D'Aleo from WeatherBELL talks about the lack of linkage between extreme weather and climate changes and points out some of the fallacies being pushed by alarmists to try to make connections where none exists.
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Our Cold War history is now offering scientists a chance to better understand the complex space system that surrounds us. Space weather — which can include changes in Earth's magnetic environment — are usually triggered by the sun’s activity, but recently declassified data on high-altitude nuclear explosion tests have provided a new look at the mechanisms that set off perturbations in that magnetic system. Such information can help support NASA’s efforts to protect satellites and astronauts from the natural radiation inherent in space.
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News report from KGMB in Honolulu showing why George Carlin was right in his "hippy dippy weatherman routine": Why do they always give the temperature for the airport? Nobody LIVES there! ASOS weather stations are used worldwide, and a good many of them record climate records. Is it any wonder the world is warmer?
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