Replacement Weather Satellite for GOES East


Replacement Weather Satellite for GOES East

This is bad news for the Caribbean Region.  And this is very bad news for those of you that regularly download solar radiation data from pragwater.com or rely on results from GOES-PRWEB.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) confirmed Monday that GOES-13 has been placed in stand-by mode, following increased vibrations, or “noise,” observed in imagery over the past couple of days.  For more information visit http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/key-us-weather-satellite-goes/78844

This post has implications on data from the following pragwater web pages:
https://pragwater.com/solar-radiation-data-for-pr-dr-and-haiti/
https://pragwater.com/goes-puerto-rico-water-and-energy-balance-goes-web-algorithm/

This composite satellite image from Sunday shows a lack of data from GOES-13 over the east coast of the U.S. (CIMSS Satellite Blog)

Is Global Warming Real?


I gave this homework assignment to my Agroclimatology class today.  Perhaps you would like to try it?

Homework Problem:  Do you believe that global warming is real?

Please read the articles and watch the YouTube video at the following links and provide me with a 1 page argument either for or against man-made global warming. (If you are not in my class, you don’t have to submit the 1 page argument, however, you may want to leave a comment below.)

Climate Change: ‘Hoax’ Or Crime Of The Century?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhendrickson/2012/09/16/climate-change-hoax-or-crime-of-the-century/

Most Used Climate Myths and what the science says….
http://www.skepticalscience.com/

TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege – David Roberts – Climate Change is Simple
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=A7ktYbVwr90

A new dissertation on Flood Prediction Limitations in Small Watersheds with Mountainous Terrain and High Rainfall Variability


Flood Prediction Limitations in Small Watersheds with Mountainous Terrain and High Rainfall Variability

Ph.D. Dissertation by Alejandra María Rojas González, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus, July 2012.

Testbed Subwatershed (TBSW) location within the 4 km by 4 km NEXRAD pixel and rain gauge network.

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New Climate research from last week 22/2012


New Climate research from last week 22/2012

“This week we have really cool collection of new papers. We have special section for papers on Greenland ice sheet – past, present, and future. Another special section deals with Arctic affairs – cryosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. We also have other papers on diverse subjects, such as biomass burning, ENSO, Italian newspapers, Great Cormorants, black carbon, and diurnal temperature range.”  – Skeptical Science