Monthly Archives: September 2009

>Preliminary September 2009 SST Anomalies

>The “official” September 2009 OI.v2 SST anomaly data will not be published online until October 5, 2009. These are the preliminary results NOMADS presented today by NOMADS for September 2009. NINO3.4 SST anomalies remain in the 0.8 to 0.9 deg … Continue reading

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>A Discontinuity In 1945 Or A Missing ENSO Event?

>UPDATE – September 28, 2009 The post has been updated to include brief discussions of the other datasets in which the 1945 discontinuity appear. OVERVIEW For those still concerned about the upcoming adjustments to the Hadley Centre’s SST data, and … Continue reading

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>Thompson et al (2009) – High-Tech Wiggle Matching Helps Illustrate El Nino-Induced Step Changes

>INTRODUCTION In “Identifying signatures of natural climate variability in time series of global-mean surface temperature: Methodology and Insights”, Thompson et al (2009) remove the effects of three natural variables from the Global Surface Temperature record (January 1900 to March 2009). … Continue reading

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>Mid-September 2009 SST Anomaly Update

>A GIF animation of the OI.v2 SST anomaly maps for the Weeks Centered On August 19 and September 16, 2009 shows that the elevated SST anomalies in the mid and high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere have reduced in magnitude. … Continue reading

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>Record Sea Surface Temperatures Are Only In NOAA ERSST.v3b Dataset

>The NOAA press release claims the August Global Sea Surface Temperature (SST) was the warmest on record. http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2009/20090916_globalstats.html The record ERSST.v3b SST for August can be seen in Figure 1. http://i32.tinypic.com/2jaiydh.png Figure 1 And of course SST anomalies, Figure 2, … Continue reading

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>El Nino Events Are Not Getting Stronger

>The Texas A&M press release in the WattsUpWithThat post “Possible Linkage between the 1918 El Niño and the 1918 flu pandemic ?” stated that “some researchers” continued to believe that global warming was causing stronger El Nino events. Link to … Continue reading

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>Supplement To ENSO Is A Major Component Of Sea Level Rise

>In my post ENSO Is A Major Component Of Sea Level Rise, I illustrated that ENSO is the cause of the pattern of Sea Level Trends illustrated in Figure 1. The IPCC confirms this in their discussion of regional variations … Continue reading

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>The Relationship Between ENSO And Global Surface Temperature Is Not Linear

>INTRODUCTION The first part of this post is a rehashing of points made in earlier posts here and at WattsUpWithThat, including “Multiple Wrongs Don’t Make A Right, Especially When It Comes To Determining The Impacts Of ENSO”, and “Regression Analyses … Continue reading

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>August 2009 SST Anomaly Update

>MONTHLY SST ANOMALY MAP The map of Global OI.v2 SST anomalies for August 2009 downloaded from the NOMADS website is shown below. http://i32.tinypic.com/2rcbdx2.png August 2009 SST Anomalies Map (Global SST Anomaly = +0.28 deg C) MONTHLY OVERVIEW Global SST anomalies … Continue reading

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>ENSO Dominates NODC Ocean Heat Content (0-700 Meters) Data

>UPDATE October 19, 2009 On October 15, 2009, the NODC corrected errors in the Ocean Heat Content data for the period of April through June 2009. This post has been updated with that corrected data. ############### The Royal Netherlands Meteorological … Continue reading

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