Monthly Archives: January 2009

>Reproducing Global Temperature Anomalies With Natural Variables

Update: The last word in the original title was “Forcings”, but ENSO is not a forcing; it’s a process.  I’ve replaced Forcings with Variables. >It Only Takes NINO3.4 SST Anomaly, Sunspot Number, and Volcanic Aerosols Data and A Different Mindset … Continue reading

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>Recent Antarctic Warming Attribution Complicated By ENSO Events?

>It should easy to attribute the warming to ENSO events. It’s already been done. The recently released paper by Steig et al (2009) “Warming of the Antarctic ice-sheet surface since the 1957 International Geophysical Year” generated a lot of buzz … Continue reading

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>AGW Proponents Are Two-Faced When It Comes To Solar Irradiance As A Climate Forcing

>It ceases to amaze me that, on one hand, AGW proponents will voice their current understanding of the limited impact of solar irradiance on climate, but, then, on the other, they resurrect a graphic prepared using obsolete solar irradiance data … Continue reading

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>WANTED: STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS HELP

> The following is a graph of the latest and greatest version [ERSST.v3b] of NINO3.4 and Southern Ocean SST anomalies. It’s always struck me that there was an underlying component of the Southern Ocean SST anomalies in the NINO3.4 SST … Continue reading

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>Segmented Low Latitude Northern Hemisphere TLT – Of Course ENSO and Volcanic Eruptions Dominate

>And The El Nino Events Cause Upward Step Changes at These Latitudes, Too INTRODUCTION Low latitude Northern Hemisphere lower troposphere temperature (TLT) anomaly data has been divided by longitudes in this post to reflect continents and oceans. As a reference, … Continue reading

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>El Ninos Create Step Changes in TLT of the Northern Hemisphere Mid Latitudes

>The mid latitudes are segmented by longitudes into continental and oceanic subsets in this post, making it easier to illustrate the short-term impacts of volcanic eruptions and the long-term step changes caused by the two significant El Nino events since … Continue reading

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>Supplement 2 To “Can El Nino Events Explain All Of The Warming Since 1976?”

>The paleoclimatological record reveals the present Indo-Pacific Warm Pool Sea Surface Temperature is well within the range of PWP SST for the past millennium, even excluding the spike in 1463. Refer to Figure 1. http://i35.tinypic.com/11rb3ae.jpg Figure 1 RECONSTRUCTION SOURCE: PACIFIC … Continue reading

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>Supplement To “Can El Nino Events Explain All Of The Warming Since 1976?”

>A regular commenter here and at other climate change blogs made a recommendation about data smoothing at the “Watts Up With That” posting of “Can ENSO Events Explain All Of The Warming Since 1976?” http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/01/11/can-el-nino-events-explain-all-of-the-global-warming-since-1976-%e2%80%93-part-1/ He wrote, “…dampen down the … Continue reading

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>Can El Nino Events Explain All of the Global Warming Since 1976? – Part 2

>Absolutely. And They Do It In Three Easy Steps. ************ Update 1 (January 14, 2009) – The titles of the “Red Curve” in Figures 15, 19, 23, and 24 read “West Pacific-Atlantic-East Indian” but SHOULD HAVE READ “East Pacific-Atlantic-West Indian”. … Continue reading

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>Can El Nino Events Explain All of the Global Warming Since 1976? – Part 1

>Absolutely. And They Do It In Three Easy Steps. ************ Update 2 (January 14, 2009) – The titles of the “Red Curve” in Figures 7 and 12 read “West Pacific-Atlantic-East Indian” but SHOULD HAVE READ “East Pacific-Atlantic-West Indian”. They have … Continue reading

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