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Part 14: How to project climate into the future: Emission scenarios






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 climate dynamics and modeling, and will serve to provide insight into the current understanding of the science.] Changes in external forcing (e.g., solar forcings, astronomical [...]

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Climate Change Research in US Dying from Lack of Financial Support






Due to recent budget cuts, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has abandoned its effort to reconstruct a detailed picture of hour-by-hour changes in the atmosphere stretching back to the 19th century. The 20th Century Reanalysis is a project that has already helped scientists better understand the causes of historic weather events like the Dust [...]

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Official Word on Climate Change from USGCRP






We at IEDRO want to provide the latest scientific findings regarding the planet and our climate. We will do a series that discuss findings that have been found regarding the climate change on a global basis and of man’s activities on these changes. The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) coordinates and integrates federal research [...]

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Ways You Can Help Climate Change Research through Social Networking






In these days of budget cuts and economic hardship, it is imperative that we recognize that if we do not understand climate change, we will never have prosperous days. We would very much appreciate your help by: Following the International Environmental Data Rescue Organization (IEDRO) on our social media pages (we have loads, so one [...]

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Climate Change Research: The Study of Ice Cores






Ice cores, drilled from the polar ice caps of Antarctica and Greenland most commonly, but also from places as diverse as Africa, Bolivia, China, Peru, Russia and even the United States are the most accurate means to proving a window into the paleoclimate record in Earth’s history, including past climatic and environmental conditions.  Drilling miles [...]

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Climate-Observing Satellite Launched






To refresh NASA’s aging satellite fleet a satellite was launched on October 28, 2011, that will make observations about the atmosphere, earth and oceans to help understand climate change.  NASA is developing a new fleet of research satellites for NOAA. One of the satellite’s main jobs is to test key technologies for the planned fleet. [...]

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HIPPO Studies Black Carbon and Other Atmospheric Pollutants






Black carbon made by emissions from coal plants, forest fires, and diesel engines, and other greenhouse gases and atmospheric pollutants are being studied in the upper atmosphere.  The HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observation (HIPPO) is studying the earth’s atmosphere, pole to pole, vertically and across latitudes. Supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric [...]

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