Past Climate Change – the blog
Updates, announcements, research publications and musings on communications of climate change data to the general public.
Study gives first proof that the Earth has a natural thermostat For immediate release Tuesday 15th August 2017. PARIS, 15th August 2017: New data provides the first proof that the Earth has a natural thermostat which enables the planet to recover from extremes of...
It has been pointed out to me that the correct name should be Professor Plasma - I still insist on adding that HER correct name is Professor Plasma.
The Nu Plasma 3 multi-collector ICP-MS mass spectrometer ready for work
Water sampling. Measuring dissolved CO2 (alkalinity) in the waters by titration in the field. A measure of how much each river is affecting the climate by removing carbon dioxide Sampling and Filtering. Again. Apparently, there was a question...
The site of high CO2 drawdown, due to high chemical weathering. However, the glacier is rapidly receding, gradually decreasing its effect on removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
Top of the sampled catchment: Langjökull icecap, with the remains of Ok icecap (no longer with any permanent ice) in the background. https://guidetoiceland.is/travel-iceland/drive/langjokull
Very nice welcome at the University of Reykjavik and a well-known evening occupation. Filtering. Oh, how I have missed it....
10 days in Iceland to collect some samples. Watch this space for updates - and lots of Photos
The plasma (6000 degrees) has been lit for the first time