Monthly Archives: August 2010

>PRELIMINARY August 2010 SST Anomaly Update

>The August 2010 SST data through the NOAA NOMADS website won’t be official for at least another week. Refer to the schedule on the NOAA Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis Frequently Asked Questions webpage. The following are the preliminary … Continue reading

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>On Lee and McPhaden (2010) “Increasing intensity of El Niño in the central‐equatorial Pacific”

>As happens all too often, the press release for a paper has an incorrect title and begins with an unfounded claim. The JPL press release for Lee and McPhaden 2010 “Increasing intensity of El Niño in the central‐equatorial Pacific” is … Continue reading

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>The Global Coverage of NCDC Merged Land + Sea Surface Temperature Data

>There are a numerous blogosphere posts about the global coverage, or lack thereof, of the GISS and Hadley Centre land plus sea surface temperature datasets. Few include the NCDC product. This post provides sample maps from 1880 to 2010 comparing … Continue reading

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>Mid-August 2010 SST Anomaly Update

>NOTE: The weekly OI.v2 SST data is available in two periods through the NOAA NOMADS website, from November 1981 to 1989, and from 1990 to present. The mid-month posts now include the full term of the NINO3.4 and Global SST … Continue reading

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>On Liu and Curry (2010) “Accelerated Warming of the Southern Ocean and Its Impacts on the Hydrological Cycle and Sea Ice”

>The Liu and Curry (2010) paper has been the subject of a number of posts at Watts Up With That over the past few days. This post should complement Willis Eschenbach’s post Dr. Curry Warms the Southern Ocean, by providing … Continue reading

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>An Introduction To ENSO, AMO, and PDO — Part 2

>An Introduction To ENSO, AMO, and PDO – Part 1 provided a detailed description the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). This post, Part 2, discusses the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO), its impact on Northern Hemisphere surface temperatures, and a disagreement on … Continue reading

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>July 2010 SST Anomaly Update

>MONTHLY SST ANOMALY MAP The map of Global OI.v2 SST anomalies for July 2010 downloaded from the NOMADS website is shown below. The central equatorial Pacific SST anomalies have decreased well below the threshold of a La Niña. Tropical Atlantic … Continue reading

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>An Introduction To ENSO, AMO, and PDO – Part 1

>UPDATE Originally I had hoped to complete this series in two posts. That proved to be impractical due to the length of An Introduction To ENSO, AMO, and PDO — Part 2, which discusses the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO). The … Continue reading

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>No Preliminary SST Data For July 2010—Yet

>With the start of the new month, I would normally be posting the preliminary OI.v2 Global and NINO3.4 SST anomalies for July today. Unfortunately, the NOAA NOMADS system hasn’t presented the preliminary July values as they normally do by mid-morning … Continue reading

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