In this post I present combined long term and recent trend charts of UAH Channel 5 temperature anomalies using R’s figure inside figure capability. This approach provides a better picture of global temperature trends than UAH’s day-of-year plots.
The University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) provides a daily update to their Channel 5 global average temperature at 14,000 feet. I have previously posted about this data set here. The source data file link is here.
Like many others, I am trying to keep up with the Gulf of Mexico situation, particularly efforts to stop to flow of oil from the damaged 5,000 foot long riser line. I have found it difficult to get a realistic picture of the situation on the seabed floor, 5,000′ below the Gulf surface.
I will be posting what I find here.
######### Update3 5/16/10 @ 9:15 AM ESY
BP continues to try to capture oil release from the sunken riser. Here’s a BP graphic showing their Riser Insertion Tube approach.
NOLA.com has a PDF file at this link.