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Past Decade Warmest on Record

Posted by feww on July 29, 2010

Earth has been growing warmer since the 1950s

Past Decade Warmest on Record According to Scientists in 48 Countries: NOAA

The 2009 State of the Climate report highlights 10 key climate indicators based on scientific evidence that the world is warming.  “More than 300 scientists from 160 research groups in 48 countries contributed to the report, which confirms that the past decade was the warmest on record and that the Earth has been growing warmer over the last 50 years.” A Report said.

This is one of a very few worthwhile studies carried out by the scientific community. Alas, they only tell you the result when it’s practically too late to do much about it.

Ten Indicators of a Heating World


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Source: NOAA

“The temperature increase of one degree Fahrenheit over the past 50 years may seem small, but it has already altered our planet,” said Deke Arndt, co-editor of the report and chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. “Glaciers and sea ice are melting, heavy rainfall is intensifying and heat waves are more common. And, as the new report tells us, there is now evidence that over 90 percent of warming over the past 50 years has gone into our ocean.”

The 10 key global heating indicators:

Report Highlights:

Full Report:

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Snow covers 70 pct of the U.S.

Posted by feww on February 1, 2010

About 70% of the US blanketed in snow; winter’s largest snow cover

Late Spring, Summer and Fall May Well Prove to Be Entirely Different Scenarios with Soaring Temperatures throughout North America. Prepare for primordial, swampy weather!

The United States has recorded its most extensive snow cover of the winter.  Moderate to heavy snow and ice has covered up to 70% of the country in the past few days extending the snow coverage from 47.5% on January 27th to the largest snow cover of the winter at 69.7% on January 31st, the National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center (NOHRSC) reported.


Source: National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center (NOHRSC)
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January 31, 2010 (Metric Units)

Area Covered By Snow: 69.7%
Area Covered Last Month: 60.3%
Snow Depth
Average: 19.1 cm
Minimum: 0.0 cm
Maximum: 2341.7 cm
Std. Dev.: 27.1 cm
Snow Water Equivalent
Average: 3.9 cm
Minimum: 0.0 cm
Maximum: 1154.8 cm
Std. Dev.: 6.8 cm

January 31, 2010 (English Units)

Area Covered By Snow: 69.7%
Area Covered Last Month: 60.3%
Snow Depth
Average: 7.5 in
Minimum: 0.0 in
Maximum: 921.9 in
Std. Dev.: 10.7 in
Snow Water Equivalent
Average: 1.5 in
Minimum: 0.0 in
Maximum: 454.6 in
Std. Dev.: 2.7 in

Snow Cover Animations:

Snow Reports

Top Ten: English Units…
Station ID Name Elevation
(meters)
Snowfall
(cm)
Duration
(hours)
Report Date / Time(UTC)
37.6075_077.4772 LAKESIDE (528387LA) 56 35.560 1 2010-01-30 22
37.7589_077.4803 ASHLAND (703ASHL) 66 35.560 1 2010-01-30 22
37.5947_078.0622 TRENHOLM (616122TR) 107 33.020 1 2010-01-30 21
37.6503_077.6128 SHORT PUMP (195SHOR) 91 33.020 1 2010-01-30 21
37.9586_076.7583 WARSAW (673WAR) 43 33.020 1 2010-01-31 03
37.6756_077.2911 STUDLEY (719417ST) 53 32.512 1 2010-01-30 19
37.5183_077.6433 SALISBURY LAKE DAM (467531SA) 96 31.750 1 2010-01-30 22
37.5500_077.3667 HENRICO COUNTY (456HEN) 48 31.242 1 2010-01-31 02
37.7258_077.6786 ROCKVILLE (2068ROCK) 95 30.480 1 2010-01-30 18
37.5058_077.6494 MIDLOTHIAN (603MID) 110 29.972 1 2010-01-31 0

Click Station ID links above for detailed information including charts and graphical analysis of snow measurements at each monitoring station.

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