Monthly Archives: June 2008

>Unusual SST Anomaly 1 – South of the Cape of Good Hope

>Off the South African Coast, south of the Cape of Good Hope, I encountered an area, Figure 1, with an unusual SST anomaly curve. Refer to Figure 2. Between 1955 and 1962, SSTs rapidly rose more than 1.3 deg C, … Continue reading

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>The Unusual Temperature Rise Around 1940

>Did you ever wonder about that peculiar rise in global temperature around 1940? No matter how you attempt to synchronize TSI with global temperature that bulge at 1940 always puts a monkey wrench in the works. I still can’t explain … Continue reading

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>AMO Versus the Mid-Latitude North Pacific Residual

>The North Atlantic (0 to 81W, 0 to 75N) SST and the Global SST are illustrated in Figure 1. These are the two components of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO). http://i27.tinypic.com/212s789.jpgFigure 1 Figure 2 illustrates the North Atlantic SST minus … Continue reading

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>Global SST Anomaly Comparison

>The original intent of this post was to illustrate the similarities between the Extended Reynolds SST Reconstruction (ERSST) data available though NOMADS, which is the data set used throughout this group of blog posts, and the standard NCDC Global Ocean … Continue reading

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>Arctic SST

>The monthly Arctic Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly from January 1854 to April 2008 (raw and smoothed with a 37-month filter) is illustrated in Figure 1. The first thing that stands out is the change that occurs after the 1920s … Continue reading

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>SST By Latitude

>Figure 1 is a busy graph that illustrates SST by 30 degree latitude increments, from January 1854 to May 2008, where the data have been smoothed with an 85-month (7-year+) running average filter. The two curves that caught my eye … Continue reading

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>The Antarctic Peninsula

>The warming of the Antarctic Peninsula makes its way to blogs on occasion, so I decided to check Southern Ocean SST East and West of it. Refer to Figure 1. The latitudes of both data are 60 to 80S. Longitudes … Continue reading

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>The Three PDO Data Sets

>In addition to the PDO data available from JISAO, there are two others maintained by NCDC. The two NCDC PDO data sets, based on ERSST versions 2 and 3, extend back to 1854, where the JISAO PDO only goes back … Continue reading

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>The Chicken or The Egg: PDO or ENSO?

> Does the Pacific Decadal Oscillation drive the frequency and amplitude of El Nino and La Nina events, or does the frequency and amplitude of ENSO drive the PDO? I won’t offer an answer, but I will post a number … Continue reading

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