Monthly Archives: September 2012

On the Record High Sea Surface Temperatures for the Northeast Continental Shelf

UPDATE:  Fixed My Typo On Figure 1.  My correction at the top right-hand corner now reads 65W.  I had added more confusion with my typo of 65N. HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Joe D’Aleo of IceCap and WeatherBell asked me to take a look at the September … Continue reading

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How Much of an Impact Does the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation Have on Arctic Sea Ice Extent?

UPDATE:  Corrected a couple of typos. Strike-throughs are followed by corrections.  Thanks to Steve C for finding them on the cross post at WattsUpWithThat. HHHHHHHHHHHHHH This post presents reference graphs and a discussion of the effects of the Atlantic Multidecadal … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, Sea Ice | 5 Comments

Hey, Where’d The El Niño Go?

This post will serve as the mid-September 2012 sea surface temperature anomaly update. Sea surface temperature anomalies for the NINO3.4 region of the eastern equatorial Pacific are a commonly used index for the strength, frequency and duration of El Niño … Continue reading

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A Blog Memo to Kevin Trenberth – NCAR

UPDATE (May 23, 2013):  The Trenberth and Fasullo (2012) paper “Climate extremes and climate change: The Russian heat wave and other climate extremes of 2010” is no longer available through the UCAR website, so the link within the body of … Continue reading

Posted in El Nino-La Nina Processes, Model-Data Comparison SST, Natural Warming, Weather Event Hype | 27 Comments

The Warming of the Global Oceans – Are Manmade Greenhouse Gases Important or Impotent?

This post is available in pdf form here.  It’s only 1.2MB so you could email copies to your friends who are proponents of manmade global warming—and to your skeptical friends as well. Global sea surface temperatures have warmed over the past … Continue reading

Posted in CAGW Proponent Arguments, El Nino-La Nina Processes, Natural Warming | 20 Comments

Climate Skeptics Forget the Obvious Intent of the Website SkepticalScience

The website SkepticalScience is intended to be comical—a joke. It was founded by John Cook, who was, at one time, self-described on his website as: I’m not a climatologist or a scientist but a self employed cartoonist… Click image to enlarge … Continue reading

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Comments about Donald Rapp’s Review of “Who Turned on the Heat?”

I was surprised and very pleased to see that Roger Pielke, Sr. had posted a review by Donald Rapp of my book Who Turned on The Heat? The Unsuspected Global Warming Culprit, El Niño-Southern Oscillation. Dr. Rapp’s review is here. … Continue reading

Posted in El Nino-La Nina Processes, Essays & Books, Natural Warming | 9 Comments

August 2012 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

MONTHLY SST ANOMALY MAP The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for August 2012. It was downloaded from the NOMADS website. The contour levels are set at 0.5 deg C, and white is … Continue reading

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“Who Turned on the Heat?” was Written for Persons Who Know there is a Difference between the Lower Stratosphere and the Surface of the Oceans

In other words, it was not written for people who cannot differentiate between the two. BACKGROUND Satellites measure the skin temperatures of the global oceans. Sea surface temperatures are the primary focus of my new book Who Turned on the … Continue reading

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Hurricane Michael Heading Straight for Newfoundland – EEEK!!!

  Update:  As Gary noted in a comment, it turns out it looks like it’s going to be Leslie (Image Downloaded Early Monday morning Sept 10) not Michael that visits Newfoundland. HHHHHHHHHH Glancing at the news this morning, I noticed … Continue reading

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