Greeting all! For my followers in the Northern Hemisphere, welcome to Meteorological Spring which began 1 March 2016. Winter still has much of a grip across parts of North America, Europe, & Scandinavia, but there are signs that warmer weather is on the way.
For your consideration, here are this week’s links…
Are you using Windows 10? Here’s an interesting read on how Microsoft has beefed up Windows Defender.
For those of us who are astronomy buffs and live in population centers, light pollution is one of the banes of our urban living existence.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/RENEWABLE ENERGY
California’s water woes due to drought continue as a water mandate is extended through October, 2016.
Here’s some very good renewable energy news. “For The First Time, Solar Will Be The Top New Source Of Energy This Year.”
Are current technological developments improving air quality?
California’s drought woes continue with a shortage of mud being the latest challenge.
A very comprehensive and nicely done look at the USA’s significant tornado activity for 2016. What will the rest of the year bring? Time will tell, but as things look now, an “average” year is more than likely.
Speaking of tornadoes, a recent study says that “extreme” tornado outbreaks (i.e. 3 April, 1974, 27 April 2011, et al) are becoming more common.
Here’s a very intriguing idea in a recent study concerning forecasting tornadoes in the long-term.
In many areas across the USA, Severe Weather Preparedness Week’s are in full swing. Here’s a very comprehensive page from the National Weather Service on severe weather & tornado safety tips.
A fascinating read on research into a common, but strangely elusive atmospheric phenomenon we know as lightning.
If you live in England or Wales and feel the current winter is warm, you’re right. In fact, the winter of 2015/16 is expected to beat records going back to the 17th century.
A very nicely detailed overview of why the February, 2016 global temperature spike is significant not only at the surface, but much higher in the atmosphere.
January and February 2016 set global temperature records. Depending on the data, it’s El Niño versus manmade climate change that’s responsible.
No easy answers in the public and political discourse regarding climate change. “As Warming Accelerates, Talk Of Climate Change Dissipates.”
That’s a wrap for this post! I’d like to extend a warm “Welcome” to my new followers in social media, I’m glad you’re along for the fun!
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