Monthly Archives: March 2011

REALLY PRELIMINARY March 2011 SST Anomaly Update

The March 2011 Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data through the NOAA NOMADS website won’t be official until April 10th. Refer to the schedule on the NOAA Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis Frequently Asked Questions webpage.  The following are the preliminary … Continue reading

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>Miscellaneous Graphs

>This post is simply a place for me to post graphs that I refer to or link often, or foresee the need to in the future. This way I don’t have to go searching for them. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

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>ARGO-Era NODC Ocean Heat Content Data (0-700 Meters) Through December 2010

>NOTE: This post contains 5 .gif animations that total 10MB. Have patience. They may take a while to load. This post is a follow-up to the recent post October to December 2010 NODC Ocean Heat Content (0-700Meters) Update and Comments. … Continue reading

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>Mid-March 2011 SST Anomaly Update

>NINO3.4 NINO3.4 SST anomalies for the week centered on March 12, 2011 show that central equatorial Pacific SST anomalies have resumed their rise from La Niña maximum after a minor pause. They’re at approximately -0.8 deg C. NINO3.4 SST … Continue reading

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>October to December 2010 NODC Ocean Heat Content (0-700Meters) Update and Comments

>INTRODUCTION The National Oceanographic Data Center’s Ocean Heat Content (OHC) data for the depths of 0-700 meters are available through the KNMI Climate Explorer Monthly observations webpage. The NODC OHC dataset is based on the Levitus et al (2009) paper … Continue reading

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>The Electric Kool-Aid Ocean Heat Content Animation

>(With Apologies To Tom Wolfe For The Post Title) ############################## UPDATE (Added Preview) This animation has turned out but better than past attempts to animate NODC Ocean Heat Content data. The following is a preview .gif that limits the time … Continue reading

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>RSS MSU TLT Anomalies February 2011 Update and A Look At Version 3.3

>FEBRUARY 2011 UPDATE RSS TLT anomalies continue to drop in response to the 2010/2011 La Niña. RSS MSU TLT anomalies are now at 0.051 deg C, Figure 1. Figure 1

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>February 2011 SST Anomaly Update

>MONTHLY SST ANOMALY MAP The map of Global OI.v2 SST anomalies for February 2011 downloaded from the NOMADS website is shown below. February 2011 SST Anomalies Map (Global SST Anomaly = +0.098 deg C)

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>Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies – East Pacific Versus The Rest Of The World

>I will be adding two volcano-adjusted SST anomaly subsets to the monthly updates starting with the February 2011 update. They are the East Pacific, which mimics NINO3.4 SST anomalies, and the Rest of the World, which rises in very clear … Continue reading

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