On the 1998 Apparent Step-Up in UAH Land-minus-Ocean Lower Tropospheric Temperatures

By Roy W. Spencer, Ph.D. A follower of our UAH global lower tropospheric temperature (LT) dataset named “JJ” emailed me asking about what might be considered a spurious feature in the dataset. The feature is most easily seen if you plot the monthly global time series of Land-minus-Ocean (hereafter “L-O”) temperature anomalies. The result seems 

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Precession modulation of the South Pacific westerly wind belt over the past million years

By Frank Lamy et al. Significance The southern westerly wind belt interacts with the Antarctic Circumpolar Current and strongly impacts the Southern Ocean carbon budget, and Antarctic ice-sheet dynamics across glacial–interglacial cycles. We investigated precipitation-driven sediment input changes to the Pacific off Chile over the past one million years, revealing strong precession (19/23-ka) cycles. Our 

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Fungal Helpers

Introducing fungi to wheat boosted their uptake of key nutrients and could lead to new, ‘climate smart’ varieties of crops, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Leeds have demonstrated a partnership between wheat and soil fungi that could be utilised to develop new food crops and farming systems which are less 

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