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.

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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The 2014/15 El Niño – Part 11 – Is the El Niño Dying?

There’s still a possibility the 2014/15 El Niño could die even though it had so much promise just a few months ago.  In this post, we’ll compare a few indicators now to where they were 2 months ago at the … Continue reading

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The Unisys Daily Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Maps May Be Gone

UPDATE (July 14, 2014):  Unisys is once again providing  daily sea surface temperature anomaly updates. # # # Near the first of this month, the NOAA National Weather Service discontinued the sea surface temperature dataset used by Unisys to create … Continue reading

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May 2014 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update

This post updates the data for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature data—GISS through May 2014 and HADCRUT4 and NCDC through April 2014—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based global lower troposphere temperature data (RSS and UAH) … Continue reading

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Flashback 1997 – Scientists Forecast Permanent El Ninos.

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT:
By Paul Homewood ? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/25433.stm ? Back in 1997, the BBC reported: ? Scientists are warning that global warming could make the El Nino a permanent feature of the world’s…

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Table of Contents of Book in the Works

Attached here is a pdf copy of the Table of Contents of my upcoming book, which is presently titled The Flaws, Not Just the Pause.  I’m looking for feedback.  Basically, at this point in the process, what topics have I … Continue reading

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