Global climate assessment for February 2016

The following is from a news bulletin from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information: The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for February 2016 was the highest for the month of February in the NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880. It was the highest departure from average among allContinue reading “Global climate assessment for February 2016”

Chironomidae

A beautiful SEM image of Corynocera oliveri (deposited in sediment ca. 1909 CE) from a core I took in July 2014 from Alpine Pond, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah. SEM courtesy of Dr Simona Avnaim-Katav.   This is an Orthocladiinae from Alpine Pond, deposited ca. 1733 CE. Optically imaged.