Dr. Jeff Masters, 11 december 2013
Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground
What’s the hottest gift of the year for the weather enthusiast? It’s the 2014 Climate Models Calendar, featuring the world’s hottest climate scientists posing in front of provocative backgrounds. The Climate Models Calendar is a crowd-funded project that raised $10,000 to make this humorous calendar of “climate models”, and includes information about the climate models’ research, favorite datasets, and has memorable dates in weather and climate history.
Christopher C. Burt, 11 december 2013
Weather Historian, Weather Underground
As Jeff Masters blogged on December 10th satellite data indicates that a temperature of -93.2°C (-135.8°F) had been measured at a site near Dome Argus in Antarctica on August 10, 2010, colder than any land-based measurement from the frozen continent (that being Vostok’s -89.2°C/-128.6°F on July 21, 1983). Unfortunately, many media outlets headlined this as a “new coldest temperature recorded on earth”. This is not the case, however, so far as being an ‘official’ earth record.