Monthly Archives: October 2008

>Atlantic and Pacific SST Dipoles

>INTRODUCTION In the controversial paper “Advancing Decadal-Scale Climate Prediction in the North Atlantic Sector”, Keenlyside et al used the Atlantic SST dipole index as an indicator of Thermohaline Circulation/ Meridional Overturning Circulation (THC/MOC), as opposed to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation … Continue reading

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>The 1976 Pacific Climate Shift

>INTRODUCTION There are a good number of studies of the 1976 Pacific Climate Shift. Many of them discuss the processes that initiated the shift as modeled in GCMs; others illustrate the resulting effects on climate in the North Pacific and … Continue reading

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>Comparison of Versions 2 and 3 of Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature

>The third version of the Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature (ERSST.v3) is available in ASCII format in a number of data sets segmented by latitude. The data spans the period of January 1880 to April 2008. It has not been … Continue reading

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>Does The Storminess Record of the Armagh Observatory Show A Correlation Between Gales And Global Temperature?

>No. The Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland has monitored and recorded the number of storms with gale winds since 1796, with a short period in the early 1800s (1825 to 1833) during which data is not available or incomplete. The … Continue reading

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>Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Ocean SSTs Segmented By Longitude

> INTRODUCTION In a prior post I divided global SST anomaly data into quadrants.http://bobtisdale.blogspot.com/2008/09/sst-anomalies-by-global-quadrants.html In this post, I first lopped off the high latitudes to eliminate the Arctic and Southern Oceans. Then I divided the globe using longitudes to isolate … Continue reading

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>September 2008 SST and SOI Update

>CORRECTION In the opening paragraph of this post, I make the following statement: “The newsworthy item this month is the change in the direction of the NINO3.4 SST anomaly data. It’s a minor drop, but it has dropped. IF, big … Continue reading

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>Fun With Sunspot Numbers

>INTRODUCTION Every now and then I’ll find some phrase or comparison in a blog post or comment or a climate research paper that initiates a new search for a correlation or causal relationship between solar irradiance and ENSO. While I … Continue reading

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>The Pacific Warm Pool vs ENSO

>INTRODUCTION The following discussion was contained in my recent post about the Tropical West Pacific.http://bobtisdale.blogspot.com/2008/10/tropical-sst-anomalies-revisited-west.html I felt it important enough to warrant a post of its own. I have not changed the numbering of the figures, which is why the … Continue reading

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>Tropical SST Anomalies Revisited – Indian Ocean

>PREVIOUS POSTS IN SERIES Tropical SST Anomalies Revisited – Introductionhttp://bobtisdale.blogspot.com/2008/09/tropical-sst-anomalies-revisited.html Tropical SST Anomalies Revisited – Atlantic Oceanhttp://bobtisdale.blogspot.com/2008/09/tropical-sst-anomalies-revisited_24.html Tropical SST Anomalies Revisited – East Pacific Oceanhttp://bobtisdale.blogspot.com/2008/09/tropical-sst-anomalies-revisited-east.html Tropical SST Anomalies Revisited – West Pacific Oceanhttp://bobtisdale.blogspot.com/2008/10/tropical-sst-anomalies-revisited-west.html INTRODUCTION While this post deals primarily with … Continue reading

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>Peruvian Coast SST Anomalies

>INTRODUCTION A number of blogs, including IceCap, have picked up the Reuters story about the anomalous SSTs off the Peruvian Coast. The article “Peru studies climate riddle as the world heats up” begins with: “Scientists are using everything from a … Continue reading

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