Monthly Archives: November 2008

>Revised Ocean Heat Content

>In my post The Ishii and Kimoto Proposed Update to Ocean Heat Content, I provided a link to the November 5, 2008, NASA Earth Observatory article “Correcting Ocean Cooling”. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/OceanCooling/Figure 1 is a copy of the graph of the Ocean … Continue reading

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>October 2008 SST Update

>OPENING NOTES: All but the graph of weekly NINO3.4 SST anomalies are based on ERSST.v2 data. They illustrate raw monthly data from January 1978 to October 2008. The graph of weekly NINO3.4 SST anomalies is based on OI.v2 SST data … Continue reading

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>The Ishii and Kimoto Proposed Update to Ocean Heat Content

>AND A CURIOUS COINCIDENCE? The November 5, 2008, NASA Earth Observatory article “Correcting Ocean Cooling” renewed interest in Ocean Heat Content at Jennifer Marohasy’s blog with her post Correcting Ocean Cooling: NASA Changes Data to Fit the Models. NASA Earth … Continue reading

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>NINO3.4 SST & Warm Water Volume & Subsurface Temperature

>This just a quick post to illustrate the correlation between the following three data sets:– NINO3.4 SST Anomaly,– East Equatorial Pacific Warm Water Volume Anomaly, and– East Equatorial Pacific Subsurface Temperature Anomaly. http://i34.tinypic.com/2hpod91.jpgFigure 1 The NINO3.4 SST anomaly data is … Continue reading

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>Equatorial Pacific Warm Water Volume

>INTRODUCTION The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Project Office of the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory has a webpage titled “Warm Water Volume and ENSO”. http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/elnino/wwv/ The text of the page and the referenced papers are well worth reading. The description … Continue reading

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>Average Subsurface Temperature of the Equatorial Pacific

>ALTERNATE TITLE: Ocean Heat Content Data Sets with a 30-Year Downward Trend In the following link, the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center (CPC) provides a substantial amount of information, graphics, and data about the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/MJO/enso.shtmlUnder the … Continue reading

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>A Different Way to Look at NINO3.4 Data

>INTRODUCTION Due to the random timing and varying intensity of ENSO events, a graph of NINO3.4 SST anomalies, Figure 1, is a difficult illustration from which to gather visual information. Sure, you can pick out the spikes of the El … Continue reading

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>Another Look at the Saw-Tooth Trends in the Indian Ocean

>INTRODUCTION In many prior posts, I’ve illustrated the step changes in numerous data sets that resulted from the 1997/98 El Nino. In this post I’ll examine the response of the Indian Ocean SST to El Nino and La Nina events … Continue reading

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>ENSO Update

>CORRECTION – November 7, 2008 Following Figure 2 this post, I make the following statement: “The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) is the surface pressure component of ENSO. It usually precedes the NINO3.4 SST changes by a few months.” The NINO3.4 … Continue reading

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>A Different View of Global Temperature Data

>I decided to resurrect the NCDC Absolute Global Temperature data from an earlier series of posts and plot the monthly Absolute Global Temperature data of 2008 against the monthly values of the individual years from 2000 to 2007. Refer to … Continue reading

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