Monthly Archives: December 2012

PRELIMINARY December 2012 Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Update

STANDARD OPENING PARAGRAPH The December 2012 Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data through the NOAA NOMADS website won’t be official until Monday, January 6th 2013. Refer to the schedule on the NOAA Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis Frequently Asked Questions … Continue reading

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Model-Data Precipitation Comparison: CMIP5 (IPCC AR5) Model Simulations versus Satellite-Era Observations

In numerous past posts, we’ve compared observed surface temperature data to the simulations of it by the climate models used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for their 4th (2007) and 5th (upcoming) assessment reports. Refer to the examples … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!!

Enjoy your holidays. I’ve got another model-data comparison in the works–this time satellite-era precipitation data.  I’m hoping to post it on Wednesday the 26th.  Most visitors here will enjoy it; others won’t. Best regards.

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El Niño-Southern Oscillation Myth 3: ENSO Has No Trend and Cannot Contribute to Long-Term Warming

This is the 3rd part of a series of posts that present myths and misunderstandings about the tropical Pacific processes that herald themselves during El Niño and La Niña events. In the posts, I’m simply reproducing chapters from my recently … Continue reading

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Mid-December 2012 Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Update

NINO3.4 sea surface temperature anomalies are a commonly used metric for the frequency, strength and duration of El Niño and La Niña events. For the week centered on Wednesday December 12, 2012, they’re close to zero—at about 0.02 deg C. … Continue reading

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Blog Memo to John Hockenberry Regarding PBS Report “Climate of Doubt”

Date: December 14, 2012 Subject: Sleight of Hand in PBS Frontline Report “Climate of Doubt” and Other Global Warming Discussions From: Bob Tisdale To: John Hockenberry cc: Fred Singer – SEPP Dear John: I enjoyed your PBS Frontline report “Climate … Continue reading

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El Niño-Southern Oscillation Myth 2: A New Myth – ENSO Balances Out to Zero over the Long Term

UPDATE: Two of the repeated and interrelated take-home points of my book Who Turned the Heat? were that an ENSO index does not represent the processes and aftereffects of ENSO, and that the ENSO index simply represents the impacts of … Continue reading

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November 2012 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

INITIAL NOTE I’ve added the Pacific Ocean (the basin) to the group. Refer to Model-Data Comparison: Pacific Ocean Satellite-Era Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies.  Thanks, Jennifer. MONTHLY SST ANOMALY MAP The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface … Continue reading

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Model-Data Comparison: Pacific Ocean Satellite-Era Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

I’ll be adding the Pacific Ocean (60S-65N, 120E-80W) sea surface temperature anomalies to my monthly updates. See Figure 1 for the area covered by those coordinates. Why add the Pacific Ocean? It covers about 45% of the surface area of … Continue reading

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El Niño-Southern Oscillation Myth 1: El Niño and La Niña Events are Cyclical

UPDATE: Two of the repeated and interrelated take-home points of my book Who Turned the Heat? were that an ENSO index does not represent the processes and aftereffects of ENSO, and that the ENSO index simply represents the impacts of … Continue reading

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