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.

Oil spill research by the Svalbard expedition: here.

Naming Hurricanes After Politicians Who Deny Climate Change

This video says about itself:

Aug 26, 2013

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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.