Tracking El Niño: Summertime Update

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 10:49 PM GMT on August 01, 2014

Tracking El Niño: Summertime Update

Back in May 2014, I wrote a couple of blogs about El Niño predictions for this year (Tracking El Niño and Underlying Models). For those who need it, there are links to basic information such as definitions of terms in those blogs. This entry is an update.

One quote I want to bring forward from the May 20, 2014 entry, “Note, none of these centers are predicting, yet, strong, super or monster. I’m no...

Climate Change News Climate Change

Updated: 4:20 AM GMT on August 02, 2014

Models and Planning for Climate Change

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 2:14 AM GMT on July 25, 2014

Models and Planning for Climate Change

I have written many blogs about models and modeling of climate. My collection includes a 2012 tutorial approach where I show that climate modeling is the process of calculating a budget, with many similarities to keeping the balance of a checking account (Introduction and end). In 2012, I wrote a piece on uncertainties in models and a number of ways to evaluate and to place model uncertainty in decision making. I...

Climate Models Climate Change

Updated: 2:54 AM GMT on July 25, 2014

Monday It Will be 80 degrees in Yellowknife

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 6:49 PM GMT on July 13, 2014

Monday It Will be 80 degrees in Yellowknife

The forecast for Monday in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories is for a high temperature of about 80 F. Pretty nice. Sunday it’s predicted to be 80 in Inuvik, here’s a link to the Inuvik Weblog: Saving lives above the Arctic Circle!

Of course the more important news is that “Temperatures could drop to sweatshirt weather by Tuesday, when an unseasonably cool pool of air is expected to reac...

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Updated: 5:35 PM GMT on July 14, 2014

Sea-Level Variability: A Primer

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 10:49 PM GMT on July 09, 2014

Sea-Level Variability: A Primer

The comments in the last blog helped me realize the complexities of sea-level rise. In this entry I am going to explore sea-level rise more rigorously. I will continue using the East Coast of the U.S. as a case study.

One of the most certain consequences of the warming planet is that sea level will rise and land will be flooded. My mantra is that the temperature of Earth’s surface will rise, ice will melt, ...

Climate Change Sea Level

Updated: 5:36 AM GMT on July 10, 2014

North Carolina's Friendly Mountain Breezes, Sandy Beaches and Sea-Level Rise

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 5:08 AM GMT on June 30, 2014

North Carolina's Friendly Mountain Breezes, Sandy Beaches and Sea-Level Rise

In the last entry, I promised to write more about sea-level rise on the East Coast of the U.S. My motivation is, partially, the North Carolina General Assembly putting a moratorium on rules, plans and policies that were based on the projections of greater sea-level rise. The NC Coastal Resources Commission was directed to provide a sea-level projection to be used by planners. T...

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Updated: 3:19 PM GMT on July 03, 2014

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I'm a professor at U Michigan and lead a course on climate change problem solving. These articles often come from and contribute to the course.