Monthly Archives: July 2008

>Ocean Cycles, Volcanic Aerosols, and the Phenomenological Solar Signal versus the Instrument Temperature Record

>After a sudden surge in views of this post, I came back to reread what I had written. I have elected to remove the post since I no longer agree with many of the thoughts I had expressed in it. … Continue reading

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>Polar Amplification and Arctic Warming

>UPDATE: There is a more recent and better post on Polar Amplification on this blog: Notes On Polar Amplification. INTRODUCTION The statement made by climatologists that always tweaks me, and not in a good way, is the one to the … Continue reading

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>SSTs at the Centers of Ocean Gyres and A Predictor (?) of North Atlantic SST

>INTRODUCTION Figure 1 is a simplistic illustration of ocean gyres. In the following, I’ve illustrated SST anomalies at the “centers” of all five. It appears that SSTs at the center of the North Atlantic gyre lead SSTs for the majority … Continue reading

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>Ocean Areas in IPCC TAR Figure 2.9(c) That Warmed From 1946 to 1975 – Part 2 of a 2-Part Series

>INTRODUCTION In the first part of this 2-part series, I discussed the third cell of the IPCC TAR Figure 2.9 and the ocean areas that cooled from 1946 to 1975.http://bobtisdale.blogspot.com/2008/07/ocean-areas-in-ipcc-tar-figure-29c-that.html This post, the second and last of the series, will … Continue reading

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>Southern Ocean

>I found the following graph, Figure 1, so unique I decided the Southern Ocean needed a post of its own. http://i34.tinypic.com/1411sti.jpgFigure 1 SOUTHERN OCEAN SST ANOMALY Figure 2 illustrates the Southern Ocean SST anomalies from January 1854 to May 2005. … Continue reading

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>Preliminary Post – Mid-Latitude North Pacific SST and SST Anomalies Segmented by 10 Degrees Longitude

>The PDO is calculated using a 5 degree by 5 degree grid of North Pacific SST (North of 20N) anomaly data, where the SST residual and EOFs are determined for each. I don’t have the patience or time to run … Continue reading

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>SST Reconstructions

>INTRODUCTION The NCDC webpage for the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology provides access to data sets for reconstructions of a number of variables. Refer to:http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/recons.html Since I’ve been on an SST kick recently, I decided to download their SST reconstructions … Continue reading

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>Preliminary Post – Mid-Latitude South Pacific SST and SST Anomalies Segmented by 10 Degrees Longitude

>The following is a preliminary post of Mid-Latitude South Pacific SST and SST anomalies that I’ve segmented by 10 degrees longitude. Due to the number of segments, I had to divide it into two portions: 150E to 140W and 70 … Continue reading

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>Ocean Areas in IPCC TAR Figure 2.9(c) That Cooled From 1946 to 1975

>INTRODUCTION Of all the graphs contained in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Assessment Report (TAR), I’ve always found the third cell of the IPCC TAR Figure 2.9 the most interesting. Refer to Figure 1. http://i37.tinypic.com/mblle8.jpgFigure 1 Quoting … Continue reading

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>The Correlation Between Temperature and Precipitation: Can’t Find One

>INTRODUCTION In addition to Smith and Reynolds SST data, the NOAA NOMADS system also allows the retrieval of NCDC GHCN land surface temperature (LST) and precipitation data, based on global coordinates chosen by the user.http://nomads.ncdc.noaa.gov/#climatencdc The LST is available from … Continue reading

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