Author Archives: Bob Tisdale

About Bob Tisdale

Research interest: the long-term aftereffects of El Niño and La Nina events on global sea surface temperature and ocean heat content. Author of the ebook Who Turned on the Heat? and regular contributor at WattsUpWithThat.

New Climate Model Introduced, now with knobs!

[Satire On] Due to the cutbacks in funding for climate science, a new climate model has been introduced to help politicians justify unnecessary laws that regulate carbon dioxide emissions…

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ENSO is Like Dieting

Watching the progress of both on a regular basis is painful, because they take sooooo long. But unlike the super El Niño that failed to form, I’ve lost 2 stone (about 30 pounds) so far this year.  One more to … Continue reading

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Lewandowsky and Oreskes Are Co-Authors of a Paper about ENSO, Climate Models and Sea Surface Temperature Trends (Go Figure!)

UPDATE 2:  Animation 1 from this post is happily displaying the differences between the “Best” models and observations in the first comment at a well-known alarmist blog. Please see update 2 at the end of this post. # # # … Continue reading

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The 2014/15 El Niño – Part 13 – More Mixed Signals

A few interesting things have happened since the July Update last week. On the ocean side, weekly sea surface temperatures in the NINO3.4 region have dropped (just) below the threshold of El Niño conditions (using the standard NOAA base years … Continue reading

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The 2014/15 El Niño – Part 12 – July 2014 Update – The Feedbacks Need to Kick in Soon

This post provides an update on the progress of the early evolution of the 2014/15 El Niño with data through the beginning of July 2014. The post is similar in layout to the May and June updates.  The post includes … Continue reading

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June 2014 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

GLOBAL SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES ARE WORKING TOWARD A RECORD WARM YEAR Monthly global sea surface temperature anomalies for June are above the anomaly reached at the peak of the 2009/10 El Niño and they are close to highest anomaly reached … Continue reading

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Gone Fishin’

In reality, I’ve got family in town for the holidays.  I’ll try to moderate comments a few times a day, though.   I’ll be back to a normal schedule on Sunday. To everyone near the path of the hurricane, Stay Safe!!! … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Arthur – There Is Nothing Unusual About the Sea Surface Temperatures Off the East Coast of the U.S.

UPDATE (July 2, 2014):  See the correction at the end of the post. # # # This post was prepared in anticipation of the usual nonsense we hear whenever a tropical storm or hurricane forms and is expected to strike … Continue reading

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IRI Blog Post – Eight Misconceptions About El Niño (and La Niña)

Yesterday, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) published a post about a number of mistaken beliefs about El Niño and La Niña events. Misconceptions discussed:

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PRELIMINARY June 2014 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Update

NINO REGION SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES The sea surface temperatures of the equatorial Pacific continue be above the threshold of El Niño condition, though two regions  (NINO4 and NINO1+2) show recent drops in surface temperatures. The following are the weekly … Continue reading

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