NASA maintains the GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP) data set, and so on a monthly basis there is an update. What exactly is GISTEMP? GISTEMP is an estimate of global surface temperature change. They collect raw data files from NOAA GHCN v3 (meteorological stations), ERSST v4 (ocean areas), and SCAR (Antarctic stations). […]

What does NASA GISTEMP Data for May 2017 tell us?

NASA wonders if anybody out there can help them to name the recently announced seven earth sized planets that have been observed in orbit abound Trappist-1 … Now to be clear, this is not a serious suggestion but instead is just a bit of fun (and publicity). Some random […]

Anybody got any ideas for naming Trappist-1 planets? #7NamesFor7NewPlanets

Joshua Willis, an oceanographer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, came up the “OMG” acronym to describe the five-year mission to study the melting of Greenland by the surrounding oceans. It stands for “Oceans Melting Greenland”, and yes, least you doubt, it is quite real, OMG is their official mission acronym. It is […]

NASA OMG (Oceans Melting Greenland) has some new data