Enables Puhuri to exploit wind potential in Arctic conditions
Online — Vaisala’s Triton Wind Profiler has shown exceptional performance across two winters in the northern reaches of Finland.
With two Vaisala’s Triton Wind Profilers measuring the wind for Finnish developer and operator Puhuri Oy, Vaisala has demonstrated the unmatched resilience of the system in extreme winter conditions and the strategic and logistical advantages of remote sensing for wind energy firms in cold climates across the globe. Continue reading
Model uses satellites to detect open water…
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Complete transcript available.
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
AMS Letter to EPA Head Pruitt on Climate Change & Comments
Online — In a news interview recently, the EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt denied the science that underpins the science of climate change. The video was repeated many times in the USA and overseas.
Mr. Pruitt is a smart person and likely understands the realities of science, so one must wonder what would cause him to make such a statement. Speculation abounds in the news media (It’s politics? Transparency? BS?).
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) took a different view and sent him a letter yesterday (shown below) suggesting that he mischaracterized the science. (The letter is reformatted to be web-friendly, but the words are unchanged.)
The SnowEx Campaign
Online — Researchers have completed the first flights of the NASA-led field campaign that is targeting one of the biggest gaps in scientists’ understanding of Earth’s water resources: snow.
NASA uses the vantage point of space to study all aspects of Earth as an interconnected system. But there remain significant obstacles to measuring accurately how much water is stored across the planet’s snow-covered regions.
The amount of water in snow plays a major role in water availability for drinking water, agriculture and hydropower. Continue reading