Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Another reason to study climate science

I consider myself an informal student of climatology, and as such, I've been learning what I can about the topic through science journals, scientists' blogs, and books. Though this self-guided method provides a window into the scientific concensus, it also leaves gaps. Stephen Schneider's work was one of my gaps.

I learned today that Stephen Schneider has passed away. He was probably the greatest climate scientist whose name I didn't know, that is, till I read his book Science as a Contact Sport. "So this was the guy who...." was my reaction throughout his book; I had heard of his contribution but not his name, and now I'm enjoying the pleasure of associating his name with his acheivments.

I will continue to study climatology the hope of further understanding his contributions.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

spider with a face

I find faces on insects to be quite creepy, and intriguing. Can you see the face on this one?
Photo taken on 7/16/2010, San Diego, CA

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Palomar Observatory Information

Below is a jpg version of a PDF flyer I've created to give local decision makers some information about the importance of protecting Palomar Observatory. I created it a couple years ago and this is an update to which I've added the exoplanets imaged by Palomar Observatory.

PDF versions of high and low resolution (and file size) are available here:

Friday, July 9, 2010

Drawing Board

A test of animated GIFs (admittedly, of low image quality). CLICK the GIF to see the full size.

Sea level estimates (png and jpg):

Timelines in jpg and png format:

I'm using this post to share some work-in-progress illustrations that will undergo a lot of revision and personal discovery for me. If they turn in to anything, I'll share.

Red still means less; yellow, more.