Globe has 1st or 2nd warmest March on record; El Niño fades to weak category

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:20 PM GMT on April 16, 2010

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The globe recorded its warmest March since record keeping began in 1880, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) National Climatic Data Center. The March temperature anomaly of 0.77°C (1.39°F) beat the previous record set in 2002 by 0.03°C. The last time the globe had a record warmest month was in January 2007 (according to NOAA) or in November 2009 (according to NASA). NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies rated March 2010 the second warmest March on record, 0.01°C behind the record set in 2002. The year-to-date period, January - March, is the 4th warmest such period on record, according to NOAA, and the warmest on record, according to NASA. March 2010 global ocean temperatures were the warmest on record, while land temperatures were the 4th warmest. Global satellite-measured temperatures for the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere were the warmest on record in March, according to both the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) and Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) groups. The March temperature anomaly of 0.66°C was the third highest monthly anomaly on record, behind the 0.76°C anomalies measured in February and April of 1998.

For those interested, NCDC has a page of notable weather highlights from March 2010.


Figure 1. Departure of temperature from average for March 2010. Image credit: NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

A warm March for the U.S.
For the contiguous U.S., it was the 32nd warmest March in the 116-year record, according to the National Climatic Data Center. For the third month in a row, Florida was the coldest state, relative to average. It was Florida's 4th coldest March. No other state had a top-ten coldest March. Rhode Island had its warmest March on record, and thirteen other states had a top-ten warmest March, including all of New England, plus Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Montana.

U.S. precipitation and drought
For the contiguous U.S., March 2010 ranked as the 35th driest in the 116-year record. Michigan, Wisconsin, and Montana recorded a top-ten driest March. However, all-time March precipitation records were set in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. New Hampshire and Connecticut each had a top-five wettest March. At the end of March, 2.0% of the contiguous United States was in severe-to-exceptional drought. This is the lowest March drought footprint in the U.S. in the past ten years.


Figure 2. Computer model forecasts of El Niño/La Niña made in April. The forecasts that go above the red line at +0.5°C denote El Niño conditions; -0.5°C to +0.5°C denote neutral conditions, and below -0.5°C denote La Niña conditions. No computer models predict El Niño conditions and six predict La Niña for the upcoming hurricane season (ASO, August-September-October). The rest of the models predict neutral conditions. Image credit: Columbia University's IRI.

El Niño fades from moderate to weak
El Niño slowly weakened during late March and early April, and El Niño conditions crossed the threshold from moderate to weak during the past two weeks. Sea surface temperatures over the tropical Eastern Pacific in the area 5°N - 5°S, 120°W - 170°W, also called the "Niña 3.4 region", were at 0.83°C above average on April 11, which is just below the 1.0°C threshold to be considered a moderate El Niño, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Anomalously strong westerly winds along the Equator that had helped maintain the current El Niño slackened in late March, and winds are now near average over the Equatorial Pacific. It now appears very likely that El Niño will be gone by hurricane season. None of the sixteen El Niño models (updated as of April 15) are predicting El Niño will be around during the height of hurricane season (August-September-October); six are predicting La Niña conditions for hurricane season. The expected demise of El Niño, coupled with sea surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic that are currently at record levels, have prompted two major hurricane forecasting groups (tropicalstormrisk.com and Colorado State University) to predict a well-above average 2010 Atlantic hurricane season.

March sea ice extent in the Arctic 5th lowest on record
March 2010 Northern Hemisphere sea ice extent was the 5th lowest since satellite measurements began in 1979. Ice extent was lower than in 2009 and 2008, but greater than in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). The weather pattern over the Arctic during much of March 2010 featured a strongly negative Arctic Oscillation (AO). This pattern tends to slow the winds that typically flush large amounts of sea ice out of the Arctic between Greenland and Iceland, and the Arctic lost less ice this winter compared to the previous few years. The larger amount of multi-year ice could help more ice to survive the summer melt season. However, this replenishment consists primarily of younger, two- to three-year-old multi-year ice; the thickest ice more than three years old has continued to decline.

Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano continues to disrupt European air travel
The Eyjafjallajökull volcano on Iceland erupted Wednesday, sending a towering cloud of volcanic ash 6 - 11 km (20,000 - 36,000') high in the air from its 1666 meter (5500') high peak. The ash cloud continues to cause a dramatic interruption of air traffic over much of northern Europe today, and this disruption will spread southwards and eastwards as the ash cloud gradually spreads and disperses. For the latest forecasts of where the ash cloud is expected to go, consult the UKMET Office. The Norwegian Institute for Air Research runs a computer trajectory model called FLEXPART that has longer, 3-day forecasts. The FLEXPART model shows that ash will continue to be a problem for much of Europe through Tuesday. Spain and Portugal look like the best bet to have airports that will stay open. An excellent source of links of information on the eruption is available at http://islande2010.mbnet.fr/2010/04/eyjafjallajok ul-links-liens-a-propos-de-leyjafjallajokul/. My post on Thursday discusses the likely non-impact of this eruption on Earth's climate.


Figure 3. Forecast extent of the plume from the Iceland volcano with the unpronounceable name. Forecast was made at 17 UTC Saturday, April 17, 2010, and is valid for 12 UTC Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Image credit: Norwegian Institute for Air Research.

Jeff Masters

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1561. IndianaJohn
3:31 AM GMT on April 23, 2010
I am relieved that we no longer have to cope with Copenhagen. The Warmers will have to get jobs now or apply for welfare.
By the way; we had a very normal March here at the south end of Lake Michigan.
Though we did freeze-up and stayed froze from mid December till late Feburary this winter. Just as winters were when I was young, many decades ago.
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1560. Eagle101
3:05 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
Quoting SQUAWK:
Found this on another blog. Might answer some questions that some people have. Expecailly the 2nd link. Shows real damage to aircraft engines from the ash over Europe.



Good Morning All;

Quite amazing…

1). Thanks to the Finnish AF for releasing these borescope pictures. Unfortunately, those who do not understand what can happen (turbine damage…at minimum…worse case…in-flight shut-down due to over-temp).

2). Hopefully, the civil authorities will get the hint. The only thing worse than a disaster (aviation related), is one that is preventable. I do understand the plight of the people/cargo stranded…don’t get me wrong…(was stuck in Korat Thailand for a week waiting for Tanker/Mil-Airlift support…), but there is no sense risking lives to get things moving again.

In those particular shots, you do not see any cooling holes. Most modern turbines have a row or two of slots through which compressed (but much cooler) air flows to reduce the stator temps…if they become clogged, you could realize a turbine stator failure, trust me, very bad results will follow.

Anyway, great post…thanks!

Very Respectfully,

Jon
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1559. PcolaDan
2:56 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
Quoting Bordonaro:

Good morning, I am having the same problem now when I try to access the web-cam, I am getting the "server not found message"!

From what I saw about an hour ago, the eruption is continuing, but at a reduced rate, for the time being. If this trend continues, hopefully in the next few days, flights may return to normal.

Right now, air travel is hindered in over 23 countries in Europe into Asia, amazing what one little volcano in Iceland has done!


Morning Bord. Iceland bandwidth is not exactly the most robust in the world.
Able to connect to http://www.mulakot.net/myndavelar.html again. Think the servers at Mila are just overwhelmed.
Like WW said too, it looks likes something still going on underneath it all.
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1558. nrtiwlnvragn
2:50 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
New Blog
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1557. Bordonaro
2:48 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
Quoting WaterWitch11:
well if those web recorders are any indication it's not quite done.

Some think we're entering a different phase, (see link in post 1543) more periodic explosive episodes, instead of just vast columns of ash, now the volcano will spit out huge boulders, lava, steam and ash.
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1556. Bordonaro
2:44 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:

MAP 5.0 2010/04/19 13:54:10 11.040 93.853 176.7 ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
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1555. SpicyAngel1072
2:38 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
Hey all! I have been watching the wundermap over central florida since early this morning and it seems the rain is not making it on land. Is there a dry air there stopping it? We have bout 40% chance rain today. Just curious...thanks
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1554. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
2:36 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
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1553. kimoskee
2:36 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
Kingston, Jamaica

Weekend rain causes landslides, flooding

Published: Monday | April 19, 2010 Jamaica Gleaner

Flooding and road slippages were reported in St Thomas and some hilly areas of St Andrew as an area of active weather dumped more rain over eastern Jamaica yesterday.

Up to last night, the Golden Grove main road, near Hordley Crossing, remained flooded, forcing several motorists heading to Port Antonio, Portland, to turn back.

The main road between Port Morant and Golden Grove, near Bowden Crossing, was flooded for several hours, but by early afternoon the water had subsided.

The police in Mavis Bank, St Andrew, confirmed that a bus carrying a group of schoolchildren was stuck overnight Saturday after a section of the road near Craig Hill gave way.

The Constabulary Communication Network also reported that a section of the road near the St Andrew-St Mary border was blocked for several hours by debris caused by land slippage.

In a statement late yesterday, the Meteorological Service said the area of active weather has weakened to the east of the island but would produce more showers over sections of St Catherine, Kingston and St Andrew, St Mary, Portland and St Thomas into today.

Flood watch on

The Meteorological Service also announced that it had downgraded the flash-flood warning to a flash-flood watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas in all six parishes until 5 a.m. today.

Fishermen and other marine interests have been warned to exercise caution, as gusty winds and rough seas are likely.

A flash-flood watch means that flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures, keep informed by listening to further releases from the Meteorological Service and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a warning is issued.

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1552. WaterWitch11
2:35 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
well if those web recorders are any indication it's not quite done.
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1551. Bordonaro
2:31 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
Quoting PcolaDan:
Think the links to Iceland mat be overloaded. Can only get to Iceland air and Met sites.

Good morning, I am having the same problem now when I try to access the web-cam, I am getting the "server not found message"!

From what I saw about an hour ago, the eruption is continuing, but at a reduced rate, for the time being. If this trend continues, hopefully in the next few days, flights may return to normal.

Right now, air travel is hindered in over 23 countries in Europe into Asia, amazing what one little volcano in Iceland has done!
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1550. PcolaDan
2:27 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
Think the links to Iceland may be overloaded. Can only get to Iceland air and Met sites.
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1549. SQUAWK
2:26 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
Found this on another blog. Might answer some questions that some people have. Expecailly the 2nd link. Shows real damage to aircraft engines from the ash over Europe.

Quoting shoreacres:
I heard about this on the news this a.m. and went looking. Apparently there are some effects.

NATO jets suffer damage from ash cloud

Finnish F-18 Damage
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1548. atmoaggie
2:24 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
Quoting Levi32:


Yeah based on a pathetically sparse surface weather observation network, which is only getting more sparse now. It's prone to so many errors it's disgusting statistically. I'd rather bet on the objective and complete satellite temp data and see how it goes. This winter will be the start of a major cooling for the next couple years, and you'll probably see the coldest world-wide anomalies since before the 1998 super nino. Let's just see how it goes for the next 20-30 years. Even 10 will be enough to tell who's right. Just give it that much time to observe the first-ever cold PDO with satellites, and then we can rule it out if warming continues unabated.



From GISS's own site

This doesn't even cover the station location changes in latitude coverage towards lower latitudes or the altitude changes towards lower altitudes.

I can understand validating satellite temps against some very well-sited surface stations. But to continue to use the network of surface stations for climate decisions when they have so many siting issues, are prone to human error, and have a changing station count and location that cannot be accounted for is silly.

They were never intended to be used for this. They were mostly for aviation and other means of moving goods and people, with the temperature being one of the least important measurements in the suite of data (in a great percentage of places, anyway), thus, no one cared if the temp data was rotten...even if it was obvious.
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1547. SQUAWK
2:22 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
Quoting WaterWitch11:
good morning anyone? anyone there?

anybody been able to access the webcam for the iceland volcano? i can't get it to load.


Most of Europe is watching it! Too many viewers trying to see if they can get home. LOL
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1546. indianrivguy
2:18 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
I've tried too a couple of times this morning WW, with no joy
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1545. WaterWitch11
2:15 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
good morning anyone? anyone there?

anybody been able to access the webcam for the iceland volcano? i can't get it to load.
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1544. stillwaiting
1:46 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
1023 scrubbed til tomorrow morning,could be a light show!!!!
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1543. barbamz
1:38 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
New blog with informations to the present situation at the volcano is available on eruptions blog right now.
http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2010/04/changes_in_the_eruption_at_eyj.php
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1542. barbamz
1:31 PM GMT on April 19, 2010

Additional remark on the place name sign of Raunheim this morning: Thank you, Eijafjallajökull. Raunheim is adjacent to Frankfurt Airport and very affected by the noise of the airplanes, normally.
On the other side: A lot of people are employed at the Airport.
Just a short visit. Have a nice day, Barbara.
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1541. Stormchaser2007
1:27 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
Caribbean cooling.
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1540. alexhurricane1991
1:18 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
Good Morning.
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1539. Chicklit
1:12 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
Lions and Tigers and Bears...oh my!
The tremors under (the name we dare not spell or say) are worrisome.
Clicking heels together, closing eyes...
there's no place like home...there's no place like home...)
It's a real Oz-like day today, isn't it?!
Tuff stuff.
More reason to think globally, not nationally.
Back to Einstein.
What happens on one part of the planet affects the entire planet.
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1538. RitaEvac
1:06 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
Quoting atmoaggie:
Hey, does anyone else see bridges, regularly, on their local radar?

Key West?
San Francisco?
Houston/Galveston?
Norfolk?
Boston?


Yep, Hwy 6 in Galveston county. Thought maybe since the railroad parralels it it was picking it up but I dont know.
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1537. JRRP
12:59 PM GMT on April 19, 2010

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1536. WxLogic
12:36 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
Good morning....
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1534. NttyGrtty
12:05 PM GMT on April 19, 2010
Next landing window: 1023 EDT
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1532. severstorm
11:58 AM GMT on April 19, 2010
Quoting aquak9:
ahhhh...first attempt canceled, according to Lowercal's blog. :(

OK, There you have it. Thanks for letting us know. Have a great day. :)
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1530. aquak9
11:43 AM GMT on April 19, 2010
ahhhh...first attempt canceled, according to Lowercal's blog. :(
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1528. aquak9
11:38 AM GMT on April 19, 2010
hi sever. It's totally overcast here in Jax, but all I'm hoping for, is the boomboom.

Not sure what conditions are like at the landing site.
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1526. severstorm
11:31 AM GMT on April 19, 2010
Quoting aquak9:
Yaaawwwn...good monday morning WU-Bloggers.

am I the only one waiting on some BoomBoom? a little less than two hours to go, I hope.

Morning,I heard this morning the weather might not be good. So hows the weather over there?
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1525. aquak9
10:52 AM GMT on April 19, 2010
Yaaawwwn...good monday morning WU-Bloggers.

am I the only one waiting on some BoomBoom? a little less than two hours to go, I hope.
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1524. severstorm
10:40 AM GMT on April 19, 2010
Good Morning All, Lots of rain here in wc fl yesterday 1.38 inches. Can hear the grass and plants having a party.
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1522. Bordonaro
5:43 AM GMT on April 19, 2010
The friendly Iceland Volcano is affecting Turkey, and they have closed a portion of the airspace. Link below. Little "E", the volcano that disrupts travel in Europe and Asia.

The little volcano that could!
Link
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1521. Patrap
5:40 AM GMT on April 19, 2010
Spaceflight Meteorology Group

000
NOUS54 KWNJ 180906
OAVJSC

NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
SPACEFLIGHT METEOROLOGY GROUP / WS8
LYNDON B. JOHNSON SPACE CENTER
HOUSTON TX 77058
300 AM CDT SUNDAY APRIL 18 2010

LANDING FORECAST FOR STS-131

EXPECTED LANDING DATE: 04/19/10
TIME: 1248Z
SITE: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER...FL

U.S. LANDING SITES - EOM - MONDAY 04/19/10

SHUTTLE LANDING FACILITY...KENNEDY SPACE CENTER FL
KSC SCT030 BKN080 OVC250 7 03009P13
SHRA WI 30NM

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE CA
EDW SCT100 BKN250 7 22006P10


NORTHRUP STRIP...WHITE SANDS SPACE HARBOR NM
NOR SCT040 OVC100 7 11006P10
CHC TSRA WI 30NM

FLIGHT RULE VIOLATIONS:
KSC ... PRECIP
EDW ... NONE
NOR ... PRECIP/TS

U.S. LANDING SITES - EOM 1 - TUESDAY 04/20/10

SHUTTLE LANDING FACILITY...KENNEDY SPACE CENTER FL
KSC SCT050 SCT100 BKN250 7 03010P15
SLGT CHC SHRA WI 30NM

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE CA
EDW SCT100 BKN250 7 22012P19


NORTHRUP STRIP...WHITE SANDS SPACE HARBOR NM
NOR SCT070 BKN120 BKN200 7 23005P08
SLGT CHC SHRA WI 30NM

FLIGHT RULE VIOLATIONS:
KSC ... PRECIP
EDW ... NONE
NOR ... PRECIP

THE NEXT SCHEDULED FORECAST WILL BE ISSUED AS NEEDED

KSC...KENNEDY SPACE CENTER...FL
ICAO ID IS KTTS
EDW...EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE...CA
ICAO ID IS KEDW
NOR...NORTHRUP STRIP WHITE SANDS SPACE HARBOR...NM
ICAO ID IS KE28 (KHMN IS NEARBY)

WILEY/HOOD/GARNER
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1520. Bordonaro
5:31 AM GMT on April 19, 2010
Quoting alexhurricane1991:
Hey bordonaro,taz lets hope katla doesnt erupt it will be bad if it does.

As far as being a severe eruption, like Laki in 1783-84, I am not sure.

Katla, if or when it erupts will be about 20 times worse than the current eruption. Then the concern will be for serious flooding, due to glacier melt and another major ash cloud covering many portions of Europe and Russia. Only time will tell.

The Laki Volcano is the one that caused all the trouble in 1783-84, lets hope that volcano does not go, there will definitely be serious problems around the world.
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1519. Patrap
5:30 AM GMT on April 19, 2010
SMG Mission Weather Information

If you are familiar with METAR or TAF codes, you should be able to understand our forecasts; however, help interpreting our forecasts is available. Occasionally forecasts from simulations and exercises may appear on this site. Always check the valid times listed on the products. The Space Shuttle has strict landing weather requirements. A simplified version of the End-of-Mission requirements is described here. Where are the Space Shuttle landing sites? Click here to find out where.
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1518. Patrap
5:26 AM GMT on April 19, 2010
NASA TV

The Entry Team is about to come on console at JSC,but the weather at KSC looks to be NO GO observed at the moment, with not much improvement to the Forecast for a KSC Landing this am for Discovery.

KSC END OF MISSION LANDING WEATHER FLIGHT RULES

The end of mission landing weather forecast is prepared by the NOAA National Weather Service Spaceflight Meteorology Group in Houston for the astronauts, Flight Director and Mission Management Team. All criteria refer to observed and forecast weather conditions. Decision time for the deorbit burn is 70 - 90 minutes before landing. The weather criteria are:

* Cloud coverage of 4/8 or less below 8,000 feet and a visibility of 5 miles or greater required.

* The peak cross wind cannot exceed 15 knots, 12 knots at night. If the mission duration is greater than 20 days the limit is 12 knots, day and night.

* Headwind cannot exceed 25 knots.

* Tailwind cannot exceed 10 knots average, 15 knots peak.

* No thunderstorm, lightning, or precipitation activity is within 30 nautical miles of the Shuttle Landing Facility.

* Detached opaque thunderstorm anvils less than three hours old must not be within 20 nautical miles of the Shuttle Landing Facility, or within 10 nautical miles of the flight path when the orbiter is within 30 nautical miles of the runway.

* Turbulence must be less than or equal to moderate intensity.

* Consideration may be given for landing with a "no go" observation and a "go" forecast if at decision time analysis clearly indicates a continuing trend of improving weather conditions, and the forecast states that all weather criteria will be met at landing time.

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1517. Tazmanian
5:25 AM GMT on April 19, 2010
Quoting JRRP:

see you tomorrow or the next week



tomorrow is next week
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1516. alexhurricane1991
5:25 AM GMT on April 19, 2010
Hey bordonaro,taz lets hope katla doesnt erupt it will be bad if it does.
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1515. Bordonaro
5:22 AM GMT on April 19, 2010
Quoting Tazmanian:
dos any one no if Katla Volcano is waking up?

So far Katla has not erupted.
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1514. Tazmanian
5:19 AM GMT on April 19, 2010
dos any one no if Katla Volcano is waking up?
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1513. Bordonaro
4:57 AM GMT on April 19, 2010
Day is dawning in Iceland, it's about 4:55AM their local time. Skies are Pt Cloudy, it appears the eruption has diminished quite a bit at the moment, looks like some steam and ash is being carried by the winds, link below:
Link

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1511. SouthALWX
4:48 AM GMT on April 19, 2010
Quoting JFLORIDA:


Surprising - climate scientists - names???

Agree on what? CO2 sinks and sources? Gas Mechanics?

Atmospheric science?

Also ocean cycles are modeled into projections, BTW but you would know that if you up on the science.

I wont drop names because until it's on paper, Im not one to say who said what. There are a few, however, who have penned a few writings. You can do a quick search on USA & UAH to see who and exactly what their points of view. As far as my professor this particular year, the general feeling is that we don't know enough to say which way or the other.
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