Monthly Archives: July 2009

>What Do You Suppose They’ve Been Doing At The National Hurricane Center This Summer?

> Bocce maybe? Horseshoes?

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>VERY, VERY Preliminary July 2009 SST Anomalies

>A quick check of the NOAA NOMADS system for the OI.v2 SST data revealed that the preliminary July 2009 data had been posted yesterday. Based on the schedule listed in the following FAQ page, the data will not be finalized … Continue reading

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>Regression Analyses Do Not Capture The Multiyear Aftereffects Of Significant El Nino Events

>INTRODUCTION This post illustrates why regression analyses do not capture the multiyear aftereffects of significant El Nino events. To emphasize this, I’ve provided a detailed explanation of the processes that take place before, during, and after those significant El Nino … Continue reading

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>Sea Level Data In Monthly Format

>As noted in prior Sea Level posts (Sea Level Update – Through March 2009 and Sea Level Data: Global and Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans), the sea level data available from the University of Colorado is not in monthly format. … Continue reading

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>Mid-July SST Anomaly Update

>This post uses weekly SST anomaly data (OI.v2) available through the NOAA NOMADS website: The NINO3.4 SST anomaly is at 0.88 deg C, the same value it was two weeks ago. NINO3.4 SST Anomaly ########## Global SST anomalies have … Continue reading

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>Sea Level Update – Through March 2009

>INTRODUCTION This post presents graphs of raw, smoothed, and annualized sea level data for Global, Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Pacific Ocean data sets. The recently updated data is available through the University of Colorado at Boulder. Here’s a link … Continue reading

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>The Unusual SST Anomaly Pattern in the Pacific

>Figure 1 shows the Global SST anomalies for June 2009. The pattern in the Pacific is unusual, at least for the months of May, June, and July from 1982 to 2008, as will be shown. While preparing my recent post … Continue reading

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>Animations of Weekly SST Anomaly Maps from January 3, 1996 to July 1, 2009

>The following four animations of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies were created using the mapping feature (Full Version) of the NOAA NOMADS system for the weekly OI.v2 SST data: The “Contour interval for var1” was set at 0.2 deg … Continue reading

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>Similarities of the Multiyear Periods Following Significant El Nino Events Since 1970

>The 1982/83 and 1997/98 El Nino events are considered the significant ENSO events of the 20th century. Their peak SST anomalies stand above all others. Refer to Figure 1. Well…maybe not. As Karl reminded in the El Nino – same … Continue reading

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>Comparison of El Nino Modoki Index and NINO3.4 SST Anomalies

>I’ve prepared this post for those who want to compare El Nino Modoki Index data to NINO3.4 SST anomalies. I did not standardize the El Nino Modoki Index data. Note also that I scaled the NINO3.4 SST anomaly data by … Continue reading

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