Laura is now a cat 4 hurricane

Laura is now a cat four hurricane

Rush for National Hurricane Center to name storms?

An excellent article over at the Houston Chronicle on the NHC’s recent rush to name storms.  http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5337583.html

… a controversy is brewing over decisions of the National Hurricane Center to designate several borderline systems as tropical storms.

Some meteorologists, including former hurricane center director Neil Frank, say as many as six of this year’s 14 […]

Global Cooling and Sun spots

A nice article on the current state of climate research, and the impact that the sun and sun spots have on climate. With all the talk about Hurricanes and global warming, it is critical that the information and debate be based in reality.

The article includes this quotation:

Climate stability has never been a […]

Key Hurricane Satellite Could Fail

A key hurricane satellite, called QuikSCAT, could fail at anytime according to the NOAA’s Administrator Conrad Lautenbacher. Launched June 19 of 1999 (http://winds.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/quikscat/index.cfm) with a 2-3 year mission life, the satellite is 5-6 years past its projected life span and running on a backup transmitter. According to NASA’s JPL June 5, 2006 status review, “scatterometer […]