Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Manmade Global Warming Challenge

INTRODUCTION Many bloggers are very active in the climate change debate around the globe. In advance of an expected intensification of that debate this year, I’ve written a new essay about the natural warming of the global oceans. It’s titled … Continue reading

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Part 1 – Satellite-Era Sea Surface Temperature Versus IPCC Hindcast/Projections

Note:  This is a Repost of an earlier blog post.  I had problems with pdf hyperlinks to that earlier post.

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PRELIMINARY January 2013 Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Update

STANDARD OPENING PARAGRAPH The January 2013 Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data through the NOAA NOMADS website won’t be official until Monday, February 11th 2013. Refer to the schedule on the NOAA Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis Frequently Asked Questions … Continue reading

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Untruths, Falsehoods, Fabrications, Misrepresentations

The title lists a few synonyms for the word lies. Many readers might consider that word a little too harsh or caustic, so I’ll minimize its use throughout the rest of this post. As many of you are aware, I’ve … Continue reading

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NOAA’s Definition and Data Contradict Their Claim That 2012 Was The Warmest La Niña Year

In the 2012 State of the Climate Report, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) stated (my boldface): 2012 ranked as the warmest “La Niña year”, surpassing the previous record set in 2011. Two of the three warmest years on … Continue reading

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Mid-January 2013 Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Update

Sea surface temperature anomalies for the NINO3.4 region of the equatorial Pacific are a commonly used metric for the frequency, strength and duration of El Niño and La Niña events. For the week centered on Wednesday January 16, 2013, they’re … Continue reading

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We’re Expecting: Will it be a Boy, a Girl, or ENSO-Neutral in 2013?

There was lots of interest in the short-lived El Niño conditions in 2012. Recently, they very quickly transformed into the present weak La Niña conditions. NINO3.4 sea surface temperature anomalies are right at NOAA’s -0.5 threshold for La Niña conditions.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Yet Even More Sleight of Hand from Tamino

Based on some of the recent comments at the WUWT cross post of my post The Contiguous U.S. Surface Air Temperature Data Through 2012 – Is the Recent Warming Trend Unusual? it became obvious that Tamino was up to his … Continue reading

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The Contiguous U.S. Surface Air Temperature Data Through 2012 – Is the Recent Warming Trend Unusual?

UPDATE:  Fixed the date of the second trend period on Figure 3. It now reads the correct year. UPDATE 2:  For those visiting because of the Tamino’s recent (misdirection) post, refer to my response to it here. ################## There’s going to be a press conference … Continue reading

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Annual Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update for 2012

INITIAL NOTE I rarely present annual sea surface temperature anomalies using the Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature data. I thought many of you would find the appearances of the curves interesting. Some of the ocean basins continue to show warming. … Continue reading

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