Drake’s private jet shows the climate impact of the influencer economy

Drake’s private jet shows the climate impact of the influencer economy

The rapper’s Boeing 767 was a gift from a Canadian cargo airline. Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

US-European Satellite Will Make World’s First Global Freshwater Survey

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The Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will make measurements of over 95% of Earth’s lakes, rivers, and reservoirs.

Water is life, but for all its importance, humanity has a surprisingly limited view of Earth’s freshwater bodies. Researchers have reliable water level measurements for only a few thousand lakes around the world, and little to no data on some of the planet’s important river systems. The upcoming Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite will fill that enormous gap….

How automated calibration can help service companies be more competitive

Service companies that perform calibrations for the process industries operate in a challenging environment. Not only is there a lot of competition, but contracts for customers are based on estimates, meaning that every additional hour of work directly affects the bottom line. Finding and retaining skilled calibration technicians is also a challenge. So, what can service companies do to make their quotations more accurate and ensure work is carried out as consistently and efficiently as possible? The answer is to…

Measurement performance of our new 10-inch VSM — read the app note

For researchers requiring higher applied magnetic fields than our 4- and 7-inch 8600 Series VSMs, we now offer a 10-inch electromagnet version (Model 8610). Providing fields as high as 3.6 T (>36 kOe), it is particularly ideal for characterizing permanent magnet materials, such as rare-earth NdFeB magnets, which typically require large fields to saturate and demagnetize the materials. Source: Lakeshore…

NOAA joins CNES Space for Climate Observatory initiative

NOAA joins CNES Space for Climate Observatory initiative

The USA has joined the Space for Climate Observatory (SCO) initiative, fulfilling the commitment made by Vice President Kamala Harris during her November 2021 visit to France.
SCO is an initiative of the One Planet Summit under the leadership of the French National Center for Space Studies (CNES) to combine satellite and in situ data with scientific research to model and track climate change and its impacts at global-to-local scales. It is also working to establish indicators and decision-support tools in a…

Biden Administration allocates US$2

Biden Administration allocates US$2.4bn in 2023 budget to NASA for climate and weather monitoring

President Joe Biden’s fiscal year 2023 budget intends to increase NASA’s Earth science funding for climate and weather monitoring and measurement to US$2.4bn.
The budget will be allocated to Earth-observing satellites and related research which is expected to enhance NASA’s ability to improve the world’s understanding of climate change. The Biden-Harris Administration submitted President Biden’s budget for fiscal year 2023 to Congress on March 28. The budget details his vision to deliver the agenda he laid out in his State of the…

Does planting trees actually help the climate? Here’s what we know.

Does planting trees actually help the climate? Here’s what we know.

Trees are great at capturing warming gases, but mass-planting efforts tell a tricky story.   Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

Arctic Sea Ice Maximum at Tenth Lowest in Satellite Record

On February 25, 2022, Arctic sea ice likely reached its maximum extent for the year, coming in at the tenth lowest in the satellite record. The wintertime extent peaked at 5.75 million square miles (14.88 million square kilometers) and is roughly 297,300 square miles (770,000 square kilometers) below the 1981-2010 average maximum – equivalent to missing an area of ice slightly larger than Texas and Maine combined. This maximum ties with 2015 as the third earliest on record. Read the full…

Understanding Pressure Calibrator Accuracy Specifications

  Comparing the accuracy specifications of pressure calibrators can be a challenging task because different manufacturers specify accuracy in different ways. This means that you can’t simply compare the numbers given in the specification – you need to understand how these numbers are calculated and what they mean in practice. In this blog post, I look at the different ways pressure calibrator accuracy specifications are presented, explain what they mean, and compare them, as well as take a brief look…

VIDEO: European Meteorological Society members unveil activities for World Meteorological Day

VIDEO: European Meteorological Society members unveil activities for World Meteorological Day

The European Meteorological Society (EMS) has created a video highlighting some of its members and their activities related to World Meteorological Day, on March 23, 2022.
This year’s theme is ‘Early Warning and Early Action – Hydrometeorological and Climate Information for Disaster Risk Reduction’, and EMS has recorded details of contributions from the Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC), Royal Meteorological Society (RMS), Italian Association of Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (AISAM), Irish Meteorological Society (IMS), EUMETNET – Meteoalarm, and the Slovenian Meteorological Society…