UCAR statement on President Trump's first budget proposal

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Acid Rain model 1983 (DI01237)

Acid Rain modeling 1983. The Acid Deposition Modeling Project begins, co-sponsored by NCAR and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


BOULDER, Colo. — The budget process for fiscal year 2018, which begins Oct. 1, is now under way with this morning’s release of President Trump’s proposed budget blueprint.

This proposal will be more fully developed in coming months, with the administration providing more detail and then the plan undergoing revisions during negotiations with Congress.

The administration’s blueprint would increase spending for defense by $54 billion, with corresponding reductions in domestic spending, including scientific research.

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NASA study improves forecasts of summer Arctic sea ice

Model uses satellites to detect open water…

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The Arctic has been losing sea ice over the past several decades as Earth warms.

However, each year, as the sea ice starts to melt in the spring following its maximum wintertime extent, scientists still struggle to estimate exactly how much ice they expect will disappear through the melt season.

Now, a new NASA forecasting model based on satellite measurements is allowing researchers to make better estimates. Continue reading

January 2017 was third-warmest January on record

A map of the January 2017 LOTI

A map of the January 2017 LOTI (land-ocean temperature index) anomaly -Credit: NASA/GISS
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Online — January 2017 was the third warmest January in 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.

Last month’s temperature was 0.20 °C cooler than the warmest,  January 2016. However, it was 0.92 °C warmer than the mean January temperature from 1951-1980.

Two of the three top January temperature anomalies have been during the past two years. Continue reading

The QIRT 2016 Conference

4-8 July 2016 | Gdansk University of Technology | Poland

venue_gdansk_GUTOnline  —  The 13th Quantitative Infrared Thermography (QIRT 2016) conference will be held at the Gdansk University of Technology GUT.

The conference venue is the new building of the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Informatics of GUT, which is first fully-intelligent building at the University.

There are 161 submitted papers from 28 countries and four keynote lectures confirmed.

Keynote Speakers

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26 June 26 – 1 July 2016 | Zakopane, Poland

Polish Tatra Mountains – Zakopane

Polish Tatra Mountains – Zakopane

Warsaw, Poland — The Symposium on Temperature and Thermal Measurements in Industry and Science (TEMPMEKO) is one of the most important international scientific event held every three years under the auspices of TC12 IMEKO – International Measurement Confederation.

The XIII Symposium – TEMPMEKO 2016 – will be held in Zakopane, Poland between 26.06 and 1.07. 2016.

Authors are invited to submit before 31 October 2015 an abstract described original work that has not been published elsewhere. Continue reading