By Luisa Cristini, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa Note from the editor: This is the fifteenth and last in a series of blog entries that focused on introductory topics ...
By Franziska Kersten, PhD Candidate in Marine Geology and Paleontology - Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven (Germany). The 2007 IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Synthesis Report discusses ocean ...
By Luisa Cristini, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa. [Note from the editor: This is the fourteenth in a series of blog entries that will focus on introductory topics in ...
By Luisa Cristini, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa [Note from the editor: This is the thirteenth in a series of blog entries that will focus on introductory topics in ...
Part 12: The Timescales of Climate Change: Climate since Earth’s formation to the last million years
By Luisa Cristini, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa. [Note from the editor: This is the twelfth in a series of blog entries that will focus on introductory topics in climate ...
By Luisa Cristini, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa [Note from the editor: This is the second in a series of blog entries that will focus on introductory topics in ...
By Luisa Cristini, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa [Note from the editor: This will be the first in a series of blog entries that will focus on introductory topics ...
From Deale, Maryland to El Salvador and Niamey, Niger to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, IEDRO’s efforts to rescue and digitize the worlds historic meteorological data before they’re lost forever has only continued to gain in momentum and necessity. IEDRO’s Annual Report for 2015 offers a sneak peek into how and why we do what we do, and what the future is looking [...]
Monthly Newsletter August 2015 Climate: Around the World From the United States to Greenland, Paris, Scotland, and India, the world is actively partaking in the discussion of climate change. Below is a curated list of articles that popped up on IEDRO’s radar throughout the month. Check out what’s being discussed and let us know which article [...]
Monthly Newsletter July 2015 JOIN THE TEAM & MAKE A DIFFERENCE! At IEDRO, we believe that, when used regionally, rescued environmental data can reduce humankind’s suffering and death more than any other endeavor. IEDRO is looking for individuals who are passionate about the environment and the future of our planet, people who want to make to [...]
IEDRO’s Director of Scientific Applications, Dr. Teddy Allen, recently attended the Bi-Annual Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF), on the island of Saint Lucia, on behalf of The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), to support a seasonal rainfall prediction workshop. The three-day workshop (May [...]
Monthly Newsletter June 2015 PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: IEDRO, with the help and expertise of SummIT Business Technologies, has created a web application that will make recording and digitizing records more efficient than manual methods. Weather Wizards uses web based graphical tools to enable paid participants or volunteer communities to rapidly digitize climate charts. Users view a computer image [...]
The Weather Wizards App – a cost effective tool for digitizing large amounts of historic weather data much faster than manual methods Special thanks to SummIT Business Technologies for the support and production of the Weather Wizards data digitization solution.
Washington DC | Dr. Crouthamel was invited by the USDA’s Associate Administrator For Risk Management, Barbara Leach, to participate in the Seventh Annual Cyber Security Symposium and Expo at the USDA headquarters in Washington. Dr. Crouthamel presented on behalf of IEDRO. Among the topics Dr. Crouthamel addressed, were weather data rescue and digitization’s impact on agriculture risk [...]
Tashkent | Just two weeks ago, the flight of Randy McCracken and Teddy Allen touched down in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The two worked alongside Uzhydromet and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to identify the scope and potential of rescuing the country’s historical weather data. Teddy Allen is Director of Scientific Applications for The [...]
Note: Audio starts automatically SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 | Teddy Allen, Director of Scientific Applications for IEDRO, was interviewed by CBC Radio’s Nora Young as part of the ‘Spark’ series. The interview covered many aspects of DR&D, most importantly, what weather data rescue really means, why we do it, and why we need to do more [...]
GENEVA (WMO) | According to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide. This injected even greater urgency into the need for concerted international action against accelerating and potentially devastating climate [...]
Philip Brohan, climate scientist at the Met Office Hadley Centre, combines information from old documents, tree-rings and large computers, into a clear picture of what the weather used to be like. At the August 2014 ACRE (Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth) workshop, attended by IEDRO, Philip presented this particular visualization (seen below) of mean [...]
MONTREAL | The World Weather Open Science Conference, attended by more than 1,000 meteorologists, forecasters, social scientists and application developers from over 50 countries, has laid the foundations to face future challenges posed by more extreme weather hazards. The highly successful conference, held in Montreal from 16 to 21 August, reviewed the rapid progress made [...]
KINGSTON, JAMAICA | Teddy Allen, PhD candidate at The University of Miami (Meteorology) and Director of Scientific Applications for IEDRO, spent the first three weeks of July in Kingston, Jamaica collaborating with The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Meteorological Service of Jamaica. During his visit Teddy worked directly with students and professors [...]
June 18, 2014 | The World Meteorological Organization’s annual Executive Council meeting took place yesterday, following a year of extreme weather events and climate change developments. The Executive Council of 37 members meets each year to “discuss progress in WMO priority programmes and service delivery.” This year’s agenda included 13 major items which ranged from [...]
The International Environmental Data Rescue Organization (IEDRO) is offering to partner with organizations applying to become Primary Investigators in NERC’s Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) Research Programme. NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) is the leading funder of independent research, training and innovation in environmental science in the UK. The FCFA’s goal is to “advance scientific [...]
IEDRO is a member of the Climate Services Partnership (CSP). “CSP is a platform for knowledge, sharing and collaboration to advance climate service capabilities worldwide. CSP members are climate information users, providers, donors and researchers; though they represent diverse interests, all are actively engaged with climate services through their own programs and activities. Partners collaborate [...]
Rick Crouthamel, IEDRO founder and director, and Rob Allan, founder of ACRE, discuss saving historical climate data in International Innovation, the world’s leading research publication: PDF article: Data to the Rescue Online excerpt at Research-Europe.com
IEDRO will be a key participant in the upcoming 2014 workshop, International Workshop on Rescuing Climate Heritage of Indian Ocean Countries (PDF). Other key participating organizations include: The aims and objectives of the workshop are:
By Luisa Cristini, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa Note from the editor: This is the fifteenth and last in a series of blog entries that focused on introductory topics in climate dynamics and modeling, and served to provide insight into the current understanding of the science.] Given the increasing evidence of climate change, what [...]
By Franziska Kersten, PhD Candidate in Marine Geology and Paleontology - Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven (Germany). The 2007 IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Synthesis Report discusses ocean acidification and its potential to harm marine calcifiers (e.g. corals) in the future. Yet a recent report in Science unequivocally states that parts of the [...]