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.

PRELIMINARY March 2014 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Update

GENERAL NOTES – BOILERPLATE The March 2014 Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data through the NOAA NOMADS website won’t be official until Monday, April 7,, 2014. Refer to the schedule on the NOAA Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis Frequently Asked … Continue reading

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Skeptics Take Bloggie Awards in Six Categories This Year

Congratulations to Anthony Watts. WattsUpWithThat won The Weblog Awards in two categories for 2013: Best Group or Community Weblog—and—Weblog of the Year. ClimateAudit won the Best Topical Weblog award. Congratulations to Steve. Jo Nova, an Australian skeptic blog, took Lifetime … Continue reading

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Maybe the IPCC’s Modelers Should Try to Simulate Earth’s Oceans

UPDATE (April 6, 2014): I’ve added a link to a follow-up post about the cause of the observed C-shaped warming pattern in the Pacific. # # # The climate models stored in the CMIP5 archive are supposed to be simulations … Continue reading

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ENSO Update – March 2014

Just about all indicators are pointing to a moderately strong El Niño for the 2014/15 ENSO season. See the NOAA weekly ENSO update dated March 24, 2014. The subsurface temperature anomalies along the equatorial Pacific associated with the downwelling (warm) … Continue reading

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GISS LOTI & NCDC Global Temperature Data Drop in February 2014

This post will serve as February 2014 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) Temperature Anomaly Update First GISS:  Global surface temperatures, as represented by the GISS Land-Ocean Temperature Index (LOTI) data, dropped about 0.25 deg C from January to February 2014. See Figure … Continue reading

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The Climate Change Express: Ignoring Your Views at Every Meal

Originally posted on NoFrakkingConsensus:
Ordinary people don’t care about climate change. How many times do they have to say so? photo credit: John Collier, The American Memory Collection (click) Imagine you’re on a multi-day train ride. Perhaps you’re crossing Australia. Or…

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On Chylek et al (2014) – The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation as a Dominant Factor of Oceanic Influence on Climate

I was advised of a recent paper that studies the impact of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation on global surface temperatures since 1900.  (Thanks, Anthony.) The paper is Chylek et al. (2014) The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation as a dominant factor of … Continue reading

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February 2014 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for February 2013.  It was downloaded from the NOMADS website. The contour levels are set at 0.5 deg C, and … Continue reading

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It Isn’t How Climate Scientists Communicated their Message; It’s the Message

Over the past few months, there have been a number of articles about how the climate science community could have presented their message differently, or responded differently, so that they could have avoided the problem they’re now facing with the … Continue reading

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PRELIMINARY February 2014 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Update

GENERAL NOTES – BOILERPLATE The February 2014 Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data through the NOAA NOMADS website won’t be official until Monday, March 10,, 2014. Refer to the schedule on the NOAA Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis Frequently Asked … Continue reading

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