Monthly Archives: February 2009

>Cross-Sectional Views of Three Significant El Ninos – Part 2

>The following is the video “Cross-Sectional Views of Three Significant El Ninos – Part 2”. It includes the 1982/83 and the 1986/87/88 El Nino events. The post Cross-Sectional Views of Three Significant El Nino Events – Part 1 covers the … Continue reading

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>Climate Modelers Reproduce Early 20th Century Warming With The Help Of Outdated Solar Forcings

>INITIAL NOTE This is a look at the impacts of outdated TSI reconstructions used by climate modelers. The Lean et al and the Hoyt and Schatten TSI reconstructions are discussed. INTRODUCTION The illustration of Climate Change Attribution from the Global … Continue reading

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>The Impact of the North Atlantic and Volcanic Aerosols on Short-Term Global SST Trends

>PRELIMINARY NOTE I took this post from the prior one “A Secondary (Repeated) ENSO Signal?” and added to the narrative because it is worthy of its own post. I’ve also added long-term trend comparisons at the end to illustrate a … Continue reading

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>A Secondary (Repeated) ENSO Signal?

>CORRECTION: In agreement with my post The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation – Correcting My Mistake, I edited the sentence in this post that read, “The disparity between the North Atlantic SST anomaly trend, Figure 2, and the rest of the subsets … Continue reading

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>Equatorial Currents Before, During, and After The 1997/98 El Nino

>INTRODUCTION Most discussions of El Nino events center primarily on Sea Surface Temperature anomalies. Sometimes they include descriptions of surface (trade) winds. Rarely do they include illustrations of surface currents, but the changes in surface currents are a significant part … Continue reading

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>What Causes Sea Surface Temperature (SST) To Rise?

>THE SOURCE OF ENERGY NECESSARY TO RAISE SSTs I was recently asked by a blogger at another website, “What is the source of the energy necessary to raise SSTs?” The ultimate source of energy necessary to raise SSTs would be … Continue reading

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>Cross-Sectional Views of Three Significant El Nino Events – Part 1

>INTRODUCTION The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) provides illustrations of the “Potential Temperature Along the Equator”, which are cross-sectional presentations of equatorial subsurface temperature for the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans. Refer to Figure 1. Figure 1 Here’s … Continue reading

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>Recharging The Pacific Warm Pool Part 2

>Significant Decreases in Cloud Amount Over The Pacific Warm Pool During El Nino Events INTRODUCTION In Recharging The Pacific Warm Pool (Part 1), I illustrated a process by which the warm water that is transferred during an El Nino from … Continue reading

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>There Are Also El Nino-Induced Step Changes In The North Atlantic

>While preparing the January 2009 SST Anomaly Update post, the step changes in the North Atlantic SST anomaly dataset stood out clearly. Refer to Figure 1. http://i43.tinypic.com/6f72ol.jpg Figure 1 The bases for and processes that contributed to the step changes … Continue reading

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>January 2009 SST Anomaly Update

>The first NINO3.4 SST anomaly graph illustrates raw WEEKLY OI.v2 SST anomaly data that’s centered on Wednesdays, from January 3, 1990 to January 28, 2009. The rest of the graphs illustrate raw monthly OI.v2 SST anomaly data from November 1981 … Continue reading

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