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Posted on October 6th, 2015

Apollo News Snippets – October 2015

A three-month departure from average temperature map included with the August 2015 NOAA Climate report. You can see much warmer to record warmth over a majority of the world with pockets of cooler than average close to the UK and Greenland.
  • If you had to guess, you might assume climate records tumbled in August 2015 again. And well you would be correct as the latest NOAA Global Climate report Here are a few of the records that fell and the warming trends that continued: August 2015 was the warmest August in the 136-year record; six of the eight months reported on in 2015 have broken their 136-year temperature record; this is the third warmest month in the 136-year record; and five of the ten warmest months on record fall in 2015. This month’s climate report also features information on the strengthening El Niño.
  • October is National Dessert Month and in honor of this my Google search was, “GIS and fudge.” If you scroll through the results you might come on this paper written by a group of authors, Douglas Fudge being one of them (yes, I know, sorry, this is a bit of a letdown on the term fudge; but seriously no one is writing papers on GIS and desert!), about tuna migratory patterns. This paper is widely cited in a variety of recent publications so it seems likely it was ground-breaking work when published in 2001.

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