Monthly Archives: June 2011

Yet Even More Discussions About The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO)

UPDATE July 2, 2011:  I’ve modified the wording of the second paragraph after Figure 4. INTRODUCTION I’ve written numerous posts that describe the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), what the PDO represents, and, just as important, what it does not represent. … Continue reading

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VERY PRELIMINARY June 2011 SST Anomaly Update

The June 2011 Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data through the NOAA NOMADS website won’t be official until Monday, July 1th. Refer to the schedule on the NOAA Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis Frequently Asked Questionswebpage. The following … Continue reading

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Mid-June 2011 SST Anomaly Update

NINO3.4 NINO3.4 SST anomalies did not make it 0.0 deg C anomaly over the past few weeks but they got close. For the week centered on June 15, 2011, the central equatorial Pacific (NINO3.4 region) SST anomalies are approximately -0.06 … Continue reading

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January to March 2011 NODC Ocean Heat Content (0-700Meters) Update and Comments

INTRODUCTION The National Oceanographic Data Center’s (NODC) Ocean Heat Content (OHC) anomaly data for the depths of 0-700 meters are available through the KNMI Climate Explorer Monthly observations webpage. The NODC OHC dataset is based on the Levitus et al … Continue reading

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Comments On “Easterbrook on the potential demise of sunspots”

See update under the heading of WHY WOULD GLOBAL TEMPERATURES DROP? The following are my comments on the post Easterbrook on the potential demise of sunspotsat WattsUpWithThat. MORE MISREPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE PDO Don J. Easterbrook wrote: “The evidence consisted of … Continue reading

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GISS OHC Model Trends: One Question Answered, Another Uncovered

OVERVIEW The RealClimate Ocean Heat Content hindcast/projection trend for the GISS Model-E ensemble mean is different than the value that Roger Pielke Sr. has provided based, assumedly, on the same GISS Model ensemble mean. Why? There is another curiosity to … Continue reading

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Just a quick one-graph post. The NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) has added Thermosteric Sea Level Anomaly data to its GLOBAL OCEAN HEAT CONTENT webpage. The NODC describes the data as, “The time series of yearly and 3-month thermosteric … Continue reading

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On The AMO+PDO Dataset

Including A Discussion Of Its Use In Wyatt el al (2011) REFER TO THE UPDATE AT THE END OF THE POST #################### UPDATE 2 (July 15, 2011): This update clarifies that my comments about Wyatt et al (2011) pertained only … Continue reading

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May 2011 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

THE EAST PACIFIC VERSUS THE REST OF THE WORLD This month I’m going to start the update with the two graphs that represent the East Pacific and the Rest-Of-The-World Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies. These datasets were discussed in the … Continue reading

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