Wednesday, April 4, 2007

The Masters and Climate Change

I apologize for promising more on coal and not delivering (yet).
This is topical, the Supreme Court decision was so last Monday

From: Physical Geography, vol.27 no. 3
Lightning at "The Master's": An Evaluation of April Thunderstorms in and near the Augusta National Golf Club.

From: WeatherBill (13 page PDF)
Impact of Climate Change on Golf Playable Days in the United States
"A Mann-Kendall test was used to test for trends in the Golf
Playable Days for each location. Values for Golf Playable
days for each of the last thirty years were used as input to
the Mann-Kendall test and trends were determined to be
significant if they passed the Mann-Kendall test with 95%

From: The Journal of Leisure Research (Reg. req.)
The Impact of Climate Change on Golf Participation in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA): a Case Study
"It is clear that the North American golf industry attributes a considerable share of its economic success to weather and climate, yet surprisingly very few studies have attempted to assess the empirical relationship between weather and climate and the golf sector. "

More coal tomorrow (If you can't wait: King Coal retains the crown a while longer).