Monthly Archives: May 2011

PRELIMINARY May 2011 SST Anomaly Update

The May 2011 Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data through the NOAA NOMADS website won’t be official until next Monday, June 6th. Refer to the schedule on the NOAA Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis Frequently Asked Questionswebpage. The … Continue reading

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Good And Bad News For Masters And Romm

OVERVIEW First, the good news: the claims about Sea Surface Temperature data for two of the areas reported in their recent posts about floods are correct. The bad news: two of them are not. In one case, December Sea Surface … Continue reading

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Mid-May 2011 SST Anomaly Update

In this post, I’ve also added a comparison of the SST anomalies of the NINO3.4 and NINO1+2 regions since people have been interested in the recent warming of the eastern Pacific. NINO3.4 NINO3.4 SST anomalies for the week centered on … Continue reading

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Sea Surface Temperature Versus Ocean Heat Content Anomalies

OVERVIEW This post illustrates the similarities and differences between HADISST-based Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies and NODC Ocean Heat Content (OHC) anomalies, 0-700 meters. All SST and OHC anomalies in this post have been standardized. INTRODUCTION On an early Ocean … Continue reading

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ARGO-Era Start Year: 2003 vs 2004

I explained in great detail why I used 2003 as the start for the ARGO-era Global Ocean Heat Content data for past posts in On Tamino’s Post “Favorite Denier Tricks Or How To Hide The Incline”. I held a graph … Continue reading

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On Tamino’s Post “Favorite Denier Tricks Or How To Hide The Incline”

OVERVIEW This is a discussion of the criticisms by the blogger Tamino about a couple of my recent posts. Tamino’s unjustified complaints were about my graphs of the divergence between the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) ARGO-era (2003 to present) … Continue reading

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April 2011 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

WEEKLY NINO3.4 SST ANOMALIES The weekly NINO3.4 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomalies have just risen above the threshold of a La Niña, and are just barely in ENSO-neutral territory. The NINO3.4 SST anomaly based on the week centered on May … Continue reading

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First-Quarter 2011 Update Of NODC Ocean Heat Content (0-700Meters)

UPDATE I added the word “Anomalies” to the two graphs. OVERVIEW The NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) has updated its Ocean Heat Content (OHC) data (0-700Meters) for the first quarter of 2011. The quarterly data for the world oceans … Continue reading

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The Silliest Rebuttal Yet From Ben At Wott’sUpWithThat

Refer to the Update at the end of the post. INTRODUCTION If you’ve never stopped in at the blog Wott’s Up With That? (not Watts Up With That?), it’s worth an occasional visit, if just for the laugh. The blogger … Continue reading

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PRELIMINARY April 2011 SST Anomaly Update

The April 2011 Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data through the NOAA NOMADS website won’t be official until next Monday. May 8th. Refer to the schedule on the NOAA Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis Frequently Asked Questionswebpage. The … Continue reading

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