But Marilyn vos Savant said “yes”, that you should switch. From what I can tell, through, it entirely depends upon .
These satellites do much more than monitor sea ice, and the decision was made knowing that we have more modern satellites that can do these jobs now. long ago made the decision to help Japan take the lead on this capability. Science Team leader on that instrument, I and others helped Japan become a leader in producing and interpreting this kind of data.
The specific sensor on that satellite that monitors sea ice, the SSMIS, is a modified microwave radiometer that was first launched in July, 1987, and was designed in the early 1980s. Long Ago Decided to Let Other Countries Take Over I have worked with satellite microwave radiometers for 30 years now, doing NOAA and NASA sponsored research with them. As a result, the Japanese built the AMSR-E instrument with newer technology, more microwave channels, and higher spatial resolution to fly on NASA’s Aqua satellite in 2002. After the failure of AMSR-E in 2011, Japan launched an even better version — AMSR2 — on their own GCOM-W satellite.
The new Version 6 files should also be updated in the coming days, and are located here: Lower Troposphere: Stratosphere: diversion from global warming topics.
The simple little probability problem below has apparently been debated for many years.
Should you change your pick from door #1 to door #2?
Most people said no, that you still don’t know whether the car is behind the first or second door, and all that has happened is your chance of winning has simply improved from 1/3 to 1/2.
Note that the difference with the satellite temperatures isn’t as pronounced as with CFSv2 Tsfc data, but the Had CRUT4 data has more of an upward trend: The UAH LT global anomaly image for October, 2017 should be available in the next few days here.
The new Version 6 files should also be updated in the coming days, and are located here: Lower Troposphere: Stratosphere: area-averaged lower tropospheric temperature anomalies (departures from 30-year calendar monthly means, 1981-2010).
But even once a day is plenty for the purpose (sea ice doesn’t change that fast), and there are other — and better — satellites that can now do the job.
The Decision Was Made On Obama’s Watch The first point got wrong was that Congress’s fiscal decision to dismantle the last remaining DMSP F20 satellite was made by Congress in 2016, when Obama could have done something about it.
Global area-averaged lower tropospheric temperature anomalies (departures from 30-year calendar monthly means, 1981-2010).