Monthly Archives: August 2008

>NINO3.4 SST (Not Anomaly) – Part 3

>The highlights of the first two installments of this series of posts about NINO3.4 SST (not NINO3.4 anomaly) data are:1. There is a negative trend from 1854 to 2007 in the annual minimum NINO3.4 SST. All other SST and LST … Continue reading

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>NINO3.4 SST (Not Anomaly) – Part 2

>INTRODUCTION In the first post of this three-part series that examines NINO3.4 SST (not NINO3.4 anomaly) data, I illustrated the differences between the NINO3.4 SSTs and the SST anomalies and showed an unusual aspect of NINO3.4 SST data (other than … Continue reading

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>NINO3.4 SST (Not Anomaly) – Part 1

>This is the first post of a three-part series that examines NINO3.4 SST (not NINO3.4 anomaly) data. In it, I’ll illustrate the subtle differences between the SST and the SST anomaly data and show unusual aspects of NINO3.4 SST data … Continue reading

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>Tropical Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Ocean SSTs

>Figures 1 and 2 are comparative graphs of Tropical (20S to 20N) and Global SSTs. Figure 1 is of long-term data, smoothed with an 85-month filter. Figure 2 is of raw data from January 1978 to present. Referring to Figure … Continue reading

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>30+ Years of Ocean SSTs – January 1978 to July 2008

> The following are graphs of SST anomalies from January 1978 to July 2008 for the:North AtlanticSouth AtlanticNorth PacificSouth PacificIndian OceanArctic OceanSouthern Ocean I found the following to be highlights: – The absence of an immediate major reaction in the … Continue reading

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>The Barents and Bering Seas

>BARENTS SEA It seems that each time I see an SST anomaly map there’s a hot spot north of Scandinavia in the Barents Sea. Refer to Figure 1. http://i37.tinypic.com/2ld80ty.jpgFigure 1 Figure 2 illustrates the Barents Sea SST anomalies from January … Continue reading

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>Did The 97/98 El Nino Cause A Step Change In Global Temperature and At Least One Other Index?

>And the second question: Does each El Nino cause a step change in global temperature? If they’re not counteracted by a La Nina that has an equal impact on global temperature, the answer should be yes. INITIAL NOTE This is … Continue reading

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>Comparison of the IPO with PDO and ENSO

>BACKGROUND IPO = Interdecadal Pacific OscillationPDO = Pacific Decadal OscillationENSO = El Nino-Southern Oscillation According to Chris Folland of Hadley Centre,” The Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO) is (almost) the Pacific-wide manifestation of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation of Mantua et al … Continue reading

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>Indian Ocean and South Atlantic Ocean

>INDIAN OCEAN While rummaging through the JISAO Climate Data Archive, I found a webpage that contained a Surface Air Temperature data set for the Indian Ocean. That reminded me that I hadn’t posted on the Indian Ocean or the South … Continue reading

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>Guest Weblog Posts at JenniferMarohasy.com

>I was very pleased this week to be asked by Paul Biggs to prepare two guest weblog posts for jennifermarohasy.com. The first post was an introduction to the North Pacific Residual, originally titled “The PDO is NOT a Simple Residual … Continue reading

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