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Monthly Archives: March 2018


U.S. chance of Tiangong-1 sighting now less than 2%

The latest Aerospace Corp. prediction of the reentry time for the Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 is now 3:30 p.m. CDT (plus or minus 8 hours) on Sunday, April 1. As reentry approaches, the predictions will get better, and the potential…

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Wilson & Sidorenkov: A Luni-Solar Connection to Weather and Climate I: Centennial Time Scales

Ian Robert George Wilson and Nikolay S Sidorenkov Wilson and Sidorenkov, J Earth Sci Clim Change 2018, 9:1, p. 446 https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/a-lunisolar-connection-to-weather-and-climate-i-centennial-times-scales-2157-7617-1000446.pdf Abstract Lunar ephemeris data is used to find the times when the Perigee of the lunar orbit points directly…

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Climate Change on Trial

With the international political, financial and reputational stakes so high, it was only a matter of time before climate change appeared in the dock, handcuffed to its partner in prognostication, the dodgy discipline of extreme weather attribution. Attribution, n., the…

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Central Europe’s Wintry Spring Start…March Mean Temp Almost 2°C Below Normal…2nd White Easter In A Row

Germany’s DWD national weather service has released the preliminary mean weather results for the country for March, 2018: “In summary a cold March, again snow in the north and east.” Wintry 2018 spring start in Germany. Hase River, Lower Saxony….

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