Tagged: MetService

Heat: 2014 breaks global temperature records, 2015 could be hotter - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 18, 2015

Last year was the warmest year on record for the planet, analyses by NASA and NOAA show, and it’s possible that 2015 could be warmer still. 2014 was warmer than previous record holders 2005 and 2010, and comfortably ahead of 1998. 13 of the hottest 15 years on record have all occurred since 2000. Remarkably, […] … Read More

High and dry - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 09, 2012

From NASA’s Earth Observatory: yesterday’s Image Of The Day (RSS feed) was this stunning picture of an intense high pressure system over the Great Australian Bight to the southwest of Tasmania, acquired by the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite on June 5th. In high pressure systems, dry descending air suppresses cloud formation, in this [...] … Read More

Time of the season - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 02, 2010

Climate change involves more than straightfoward warming, it also affects the patterns of weather and the seasons, as John Parker discovers in an excellent feature — What’s happened to the seasons? — in the Spring issue of The Economist’s Intelligent Life magazine. Parker’s done his homework, and his article is the best overview of recent [...] … Read More