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GUEST POST: Evaluation of MODIS Aerosol Retrieval Algorithms during Extreme Dust Storm and Haze Events

Aerosols are suspended particles in the atmosphere and vary with size and volume. Aerosols emitted from anthropogenic and natural activities are associated with public health, hydrological cycle, Earth’s climate, and atmospheric visibility. 739 more words

Caring for the Air - Forest Fires, Air Quality Advisories, and Why Fraser Valley Smog is Worse in the Summer

Forest fires outside our region are having an impact on air quality in the Lower Fraser Valley this summer. Elevated concentrations of fine particulate matter from those fires resulted in an  744 more words

Air Quality

Claim: NASA simulation indicates ancient flood volcanoes could have altered climate

From NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER and the “maybe they should have checked with Willis first” department comes this modeling claim:

In June, 1991, Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines exploded, blasting millions of tons of ash and gas over 20 miles high – deep into the stratosphere, a stable layer of our atmosphere above most of the clouds and weather. 1,524 more words


Obama Back on Vacation Again!

Obama pushes up start of family’s 40th vacation — leaves Friday for Martha’s Vineyard 


That is the title of a report from the above. I will not use the link as it is filled with images that I would not present! 415 more words


Pest repellent cans ‘blow up’ restaurant

The Courier Mail AAP and Emma Williams July 31, 2015

A BRISBANE restaurant has been partially blown apart, with cans of pest repellent suspected to be the cause of the explosion. 59 more words

Physical Evidence

Why Volcanoes Don't Matter Much

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach

The word “forcing” is what is called a “term of art” in climate science. A term of art means a word that is used in a special or unusual sense in a particular field of science or other activity. 2,702 more words