Science & Climate Change

Where does the scientific data confirming Climate Change and Global Warming come from?

http://tinyurl.com/UrbanHeat

http://tinyurl.com/NasaSurfTemp

http://tinyurl.com/SurfaceStations

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange

http://tinyurl.com/InstrumentTempWiki

http://tinyurl.com/Paleoclimate-Summary

http://www.skepticalscience.com/global-cooling.htm

http://tinyurl.com/GlobalWarming-EvidenceSummary

http://web.mac.com/dannysatterfield/climatechange/Resources.html

NASA’S Goddard Institute for Space Studies

The decade from 2000 to 2009 was the warmest in the modern record. “Piecing Together the Temperature Puzzle” illustrates how NASA satellites enable us to study possible causes of climate change. The video explains what role fluctuations in the solar cycle, changes in snow and cloud cover, and rising levels of heat-trapping gases may play in contributing to climate change.

Each year, scientists at NASA’S Goddard Institute for Space Studies analyze global temperature data. The past year, 2009, tied as the second warmest year since global instrumental temperature records began 130 years ago. Worldwide, the mean temperature was 0.57°C (1.03°F) warmer than the 1951-1980 base period. And January 2000 to December 2009 came out as the warmest decade on record.

Take a look below at NASA’s collection of videos, articles and imagery designed to help tell the story of our warming world.

Our warmest decade! NASA scientists unveil their latest findings on our warming world: 2009 is tied as the second warmest year since modern record keeping began, and 2000-2009 is the hottest decade ever:

http://climate.nasa.gov/news/index.cfm?NewsID=249

Just 5 questions! On the record….about the temperature record. NASA climatologist Gavin Schmidt talks about the Earth’s surface temperature record and the data behind it:

http://climate.nasa.gov/news/index.cfm?NewsID=248

Sea change! The world’s oceans are a mighty force. Their natural rhythms can sometimes hide global warming and sometimes accentuate it. NASA scientists say that ocean effects currently at play could well help make 2010 the warmest year ever:

http://climate.nasa.gov/news/index.cfm?NewsID=271

Do local bouts of cold weather mean global warming is over? No. Read more to learn why cold snaps + global warming do add up:

http://climate.nasa.gov/news/index.cfm?NewsID=270

To read more articles, watch more videos, check interactive graphics and visualizations, you can go here:

http://climate.nasa.gov/warmingworld/

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/warming-world.html

Credit for this video: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010500/a010574/

Hat tip to Best0fScience for pointing me towards this clip. Go subscribe:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Best0fScience

You can watch an excellent series debunking Climate Change denialists here:

http://tinyurl.com/Science-ClimateChange

Climate Crock of the Week with Peter Sinclair produced here (go subscribe):

http://www.youtube.com/user/greenman3610

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Statistical Aspects of Data Mining (Stats 202) Day 2

Google Tech Talks
June 29, 2007

ABSTRACT

This is the Google campus version of Stats 202 which is being taught at Stanford this summer. I will follow the material from the Stanford class very closely. That material can be found at www.stats202.com. The main topics are exploring and visualizing data, association analysis, classification, and clustering. The textbook is Introduction to Data Mining by Tan, Steinbach and Kumar. Googlers are welcome to attend any classes which they think might be of interest to them. Credits: Speaker:David Mease

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Statistical Aspects of Data Mining (Stats 202) Day 1

Google Tech Talks
June 26, 2007

ABSTRACT

This is the Google campus version of Stats 202 which is being taught at Stanford this summer. I will follow the material from the Stanford class very closely. That material can be found at www.stats202.com. The main topics are exploring and visualizing data, association analysis, classification, and clustering. The textbook is Introduction to Data Mining by Tan, Steinbach and Kumar. Googlers are welcome to attend any classes which they think might be of interest to them. Credits: Speaker:David Mease

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Lev Manovich. Data Visualization. 2009. 1/3

http://www.egs.edu/ Lev Manovich speaking at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland on data visualization, information design, visual analeptics, software studies, the internet, creativity, and media theory. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland. Lev Manovich 2009
Lev Manovich is one of the most significant voices in internet criticism today. Working as an artist and net theorist as well as a professor in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California at San Diego, he also directs the Software Studies Initiative at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. As well, he is a visiting research professor at both Goldsmiths College, London, and De Montfort College as well as the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
Manovichs most well known book, The Language of New Media, has influenced scores of students, artists and activists since it was published in 2001. In The Language of New Media, Manovich offer a detailed and rigorous theory of new media. Placing new media within the histories of visual and media culture, Manovich examines its reliance on the conventional apparatuses of old media. Manovich uses film theory, art history, literary theory and computer science to develop new theoretical constructs such as cultural interface and spatial montage. Lev Manovichs latest book, Software Takes Command, was released in 2008 under a Creative Commons license and will be available from MIT Press in 2010. Software Takes Command deals with the rise of software as the dominant force in society and culture. Manovich proposes a new system of study—the system of software studies—to investigate both the role software has in forming society, and the cultural, social and economic forces that shape software itself.
Lev Manovichs creative projects include Soft Cinema (2002-03) which is a dynamic computer-driven media installation. The viewer is presented with an infinite number of narrative films constructed at random using custom software. The computer selects clips of both audio and visual works from a database to create and original and unique random narrative. At UCSD, Manovich founded the Software Studies Initiative which seeks to create effective tools for the study of software society. Viewing software as a layer which permeates contemporary society, the Software Studies Initiative seeks to understand contemporary techniques of control, communication, decision making, memory, vision and writing.
Lev Manovichs books include The Engineering of Vision (1993), The Language of New Media (2001), and Software Takes Command (2008) which available for download through a Creative Commons license. Lev Manovich currently blogs at databeautiful.

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About Dundas Data Visualization

Since 1992, Dundas has provided software components and consulting services to developers and other clients in more than 50 countries. Over the years, the company has achieved remarkable success, reflected in its numerous industry awards and by its long list of Fortune 500 customers. Learn how Dundas Chart, Gauge, Map and Calendar can enhance a variety of digital dashboard and other applications – via several industry-leading platforms.

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How To Install Panopticon EX Server Data Visualization Software (1280×1024)

This tutorial explains how to install the Server component of Panopticon EX data visualization software.

Panopticon EX data visualization software incorporates a wide range of information visualizations, including our well-known Treemaps and Heatmaps as well as Scatter Plots, Horizon Graphs, Stack Graphs and a range of other great visualizations designed for fast comprehension and interpretation. The software includes our amazing StreamCube™ OLAP data model for on-the-fly data aggregations and slicing and dicing.

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