Monthly Archives: January 2010

>NODC Ocean Heat Content (0-700 Meters) – 2007, 2008 & 2009 Corrections

>The National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) recently updated its 4th quarter and annual 2009 Ocean Heat Content (OHC) data. The data that was presented in conjunction with the Levitus et al (2009) Paper now covers the period of 1955 to … Continue reading

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>Illusions Of An Instrument Temperature Record With Complete Global Coverage

>CORRECTION: The original version of this post incorrectly stated that GISS used HADSST2 SST anomaly data for the period from 1880 to 1981. This was incorrect. I know GISS uses the HADISST dataset. Must be my age. I’ve corrected the … Continue reading

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>Mid-January 2010 SST Anomaly Update

>Weekly NINO3.4 SST anomalies for the week centered on January 20, 2010 show a drop of 0.48 deg C over the past four weeks. Presently they’re at 1.45 deg C. It appears the 2009/10 El Nino has peaked. Assuming the … Continue reading

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>Does The Instrument Temperature Record Contradict The Anthropogenic Global Warming Hypothesis?

>I was recently asked to outline my findings about the multiyear aftereffects of ENSO and to do so in one page or less. Instead, I’ll use the title question as the basis for this post. To accomplish the desired task … Continue reading

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>Was 2009 The Warmest Year On Record In The Southern Hemisphere?

>After reading Roger Pielke Sr’s post Reality Check On Science Magazine’s Claim That 2009 Was The Hottest Year on Record in Southern Hemisphere, I plotted Annual GISTEMP Southern Hemisphere Land+Sea Surface Temperature anomalies from 1982 to 2009, Figure 1, and … Continue reading

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>Flattening (For The Most Part) Ocean Basin Linear Trends

>The linear trends of the Global Combined and Sea Surface Temperatures have flattened in recent years. For those interested in which of the five major ocean basins–Indian, North and South Atlantic, North and South Pacific–has flattened the most, which is … Continue reading

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>The Curious Effect In The Recently Posted Animation Of Global SST Anomalies

UPDATE February 15, 2013: Reinstalled gif animation that had been replaced with another image at TinyPic. UPDATE January 15, 2010: Warwick Hughes suggested that I check the other datasets. They are included at the end of the post. ############ While … Continue reading

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>Animation Of Weekly Global SST Anomaly Maps – November 1, 1981 To January 6, 2010

>The following is the animation of weekly global SST anomaly maps (OI.v2 SST data) from November 1, 1981 To January 6, 2010. The contour intervals were set at 0.2 deg C to bring out the smaller changes in SST anomalies … Continue reading

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>December 2009 SST Anomaly Update

>NINO3.4 SST Anomalies Remained Well In Strong El Nino Territories, And Global SST Anomalies Have Responded To The Surge From Last Month. MONTHLY SST ANOMALY MAP The map of Global OI.v2 SST anomalies for December 2009 downloaded from the NOMADS … Continue reading

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>Animation Of NODC Ocean Heat Content Data (0-700 Meters) 1955 to 2009

>Using the graphics (mapping) feature of the KNMI Climate Explorer, I’ve created an animation of the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) Ocean Heat Content data. The KNMI graphics software was used to smooth the transitions between the quarterly data, giving … Continue reading

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