Svalbard weather station working well


This August 2015 Dutch video is about meteorologist Peter Kuipers Munneke and others installing an unmanned weather station on a glacier in the eastern part of Spitsbergen island in the Svalbard archipelago.

Peter Kuipers Munneke told Dutch NOS TV today that the station is working well. Even though there has been a snow storm. And it is now polar night, meaning the solar panels don’t work, and batteries have to provide the energy.

A few days ago, it was 24 degrees Celsius below zero at the station.

Weather station on Spitsbergen glacier, expedition success


Assembling the weather station on the Spitsbergen glacier, 22 August 2015, photo Martijn Bink/NOS

Yesterday evening, 22 August 2015, the Dutch expedition to the Arctic Svalbard archipelago reported that the expedition had succeeded in constructing a weather station on a glacier in the east of Spitsbergen island.

People had gone by boat from Edgeøya island, expedition headquarters, to Spitsbergen. There, they walked 5 kilometer up the glacier. It then took three more hours to assemble and test the weather station.

UPDATE August 2016 on Spitsbergen weather station: here.

Oil spill research by the Svalbard expedition: here.

Naming Hurricanes After Politicians Who Deny Climate Change


This video says about itself:

Aug 26, 2013

Go to http://www.climatenamechange.org.

Since 1954, the World Meteorological Organization has been naming extreme storms after people. But we propose a new naming system. One that names extreme storms caused by climate change, after the policy makers who deny climate change and obstruct climate policy. If you agree, sign the petition here.

See also here.

Hurricane Sandy in America, a ‘Frankenstorm’?


This video from the USA is called Hurricane Sandy Hits Jamaica on Path Toward Cuba, Florida.

The eastern US is bracing for Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to make landfall next week. The storm looks set to be a record-breaker, and could cause severe damage. New Scientist breaks down what we know about the storm, and what it is likely to do.

Hurricane Sandy’s Five-Fold Flood Threat, with Local Maps: here.

Hurricane Sandy and birds: here.

Sandy and Haiti: here.