29 January 2014

Science Tweeters to follow?

Yesterday I mentioned a few science tweeters.  Today I'll ask you for your favorites on science.  Any science.

28 January 2014

Old links still of interest

I'm something of a pack rat -- keeping things eternally, or close to it.  I still have, for instance, almost every program I wrote in college, plus almost everything ever since.  I also have preserved links of interest from my blog reading back to ... well, not quite that long.  Part of my getting back up to speed is to look through my old noted links of interest, and I'll share them out.  I'm more or less arbitrarily diving them in to links of interest, and links to follow up.  Everything actually fits in both categories, but a bit of a matter of emphasis between them.  

The items to follow up are old enough that you and I can do some searching to see how well they've held up over time.  The papers are interesting and good, but many interesting and good papers turn out not to stand up without important additions or modifications over the next few years.  These links are at least 3, and some over 4, years old, so there's been some time to see the evolution of thinking the the fields.  Some papers' conclusions get stronger over time, some weaker.  Pick a topic you're interested in and see what happened through time.

I'm also noting twitter identities for the blogs/bloggers I link to.  I'll post a separate note tomorrow asking for your suggestions.

Items of interest

Open Source Climate Education
TB is also on twitter at 

FAQ on climate models -- part 1
FAQ on climate models -- part 2

Science is something people do

computing before electronic computers

A Google Earth Explosion! -- Geology layers for Google Earth
Kim is on twitter at

 Dan Moutal: Why I accept the scientific consensus on global warming, and what would change my mind
-- I also have a number of comments there.
Dan is on twitter at and

Naomi Oreskes video: American Denial of Global Warming

Items to follow up to see how well they've held up over time:

Sea Level may rise 1 meter by 2100
21 Meter sea level rise 400,000 years ago
West Antarctic Ice Sheet and sea level last 5 million years

Reconstructing and estimating sea level 200 to 2100 AD
You can also follow Aslak on twitter at

New studies disprove cosmic ray driver for climate
Post 1850 global temperature increase not driven by sun
IPY sea ice model -- Arctic Ice probably will not recover
Coastal Erosion doubles in parts of Alaska

27 January 2014

Happy New Years's

Been away for a while, I now realize.  A longer while than expected.  So in the mean time, we've passed the winter solstice, Gregorian new year, and closest approach to the sun (perihelion), and are about to reach (January 31st) the Chinese new year.  Hope all the astronomical and other dates of interest to you have been good.

In the mean time, I've been making progress on writing at work, publishing a couple notes and finally finishing a draft of another.  That's a part of the quiet here -- looks like I can only put down so many words per day in writing.

Science reading has been mostly from the professional literature, which I'll take up in more detail article by article (with, I hope, proper flags for researchblogging.org).  What good books on science (any realm) have you read in the past year?