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This Climate Science review is under development.  When I start work on a section I will provide a link to that section below.  Following the links below you will be able to access a great deal of information from other sources on Climate Change.  Much of that information will find it into the summary.  The purpose for me in developing this summary is make clear in my own mind what I know (and don't know) about Climate Science and to learn more in the process.

The earth's climate is an extremely complex system.  Science is learning more and more about that system each day and tools are constantly being developed to aid in the increasing body of knowledge of the climate system.  As science changes so will these pages change.

Favorite Sites

  1. Real Climate -- A blog
  2. Climate Change -- The next generation, a blog
  3. Climate Progress -- A blog
  4. Skeptical Science
  5. SourceWatch
  6. ABC Environment
  7. Capital Climate
  8. EPA Climate Change
  1. Science Daily -- A science website
  2. Live Science -- A science website
  3. Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis -- from the National Snow and Ice Data Center
  4. Arctic Sea Ice Blog
  5. Polar Science Center -- University of Washington
  6. CEJournal -- Center for Environmental Journalism
  7. Reuters Environment Forum -- Global environmental challenges
  8. Deep Climate -- Exploring climate science disinformation in Canada and beyond
  1. Climate Denier Crock of the Week
  2. Guardian Environment Network --
  3. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  4. "Global Warming" at a Glance
  5. iCue -- From NBC News
  6. 1970's Climate Scientists
  7. AGW Observer
  8. Climate Physics

Al Crawford's Climate Science Review

Other daily chart of  sea ice area and extent is found at the Arctic ROOS website and at the IARC-JAXA website are below:



  • Arctic Sea Ice Volume:  
    The chart on the left gives the current anomaly in Arctic sea ice volume from the long term trend line.  The chart on the right charts the current sea ice volume.
  • Daily Averaged Arctic Sea Ice Volume over 1979-2009 Period

    The following Web sites have more information on the science of climate change:

    Below left is the University of Illinois Cryosphere Today's website graphic of the current sea ice coverage of the Arctic Ocean.  This graphic gives a view of the current ice conditions of the Arctic including the percentage of coverage of each area of the Arctic.  The one on the right is from the Daily Sea Ice Images from the National Snow and Ice Data Center  For a larger view click on the image.

    Comparison with historic average melt.

    Live from the North Pole.  The images below is updated every two hours by the NOAA Arctic StarDot NetCam located near the north pole.  Note:  Its position will change as the arctic ice pack moves.

    Camera 1

    Camera 2

    Drift Map for Buoys, including Cameras 1 and 2

    Global temperature (red, NASA GISS) and Total solar irradiance (blue, 1880 to 1978 from Solanki, 1979 to 2009 from PMOD).  This graph is from Skeptical Science here.

    From National Climatic Data Center

    Top 10 Warmest Years (1880–2012)

    The following table lists the global combined land and ocean annually-averaged temperature rank and anomaly for each of the 10 warmest years on record.
    1 = Warmest
    Period of Record: 1880–2012
    Year Anomaly °C Anomaly °F
    1 2010 0.66 1.17
    2 2005 0.65 1.17
    3 1998 0.63 1.13
    4 2003 0.62 1.11
    5 2002 0.61 1.10
    6 (tie)* 2006 0.59 1.07
    6 (tie)* 2009 0.59 1.07
    6 (tie)* 2007 0.59 1.06
    9 2004 0.58 1.04
    10 2012 0.57 1.03
    *Note: Tie is based on temperature anomaly in °C.

    The 1901-2000 average combined land and ocean annual temperature is 13.9°C (56.9°F),
    the annually averaged land temperature for the same period is 8.5°C (47.3°F),
    and the long-term annually averaged sea surface temperature is 16.1°C (60.9°F).

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