Monthly Archives: September 2011

PRELIMINARY September 2011 SST Anomaly Update

Sorry for the delay. I’ve been arguing with the author of a few recent guest posts at WUWT, and I hadn’t checked to see if the preliminary SST data for September had been posted on NOMADS. STANDARD OPENING PARAGRAPH The … Continue reading

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Mid-September 2011 SST Anomaly Update

NINO3.4 NINO3.4 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies (a commonly used El Niño-Southern Oscillation Index) are still within weak La Niña range. For the week centered on September 14, 2011, NINO3.4 SST anomalies are approximately -0.68 deg C. NINO3.4 SST Anomalies … Continue reading

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April to June 2011 NODC Ocean Heat Content Anomalies (0-700Meters) Update and Comments

A NEW APPEARANCE Due to the noise in the Ocean Heat Content anomaly data for some of the ocean basins, I’ve added 13-month running average filters to the long-term graphs. SAME INTRODUCTION AS ALWAYS The National Oceanographic Data Center’s (NODC) … Continue reading

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A Note Regarding The NOAA ENSO Meter

There have been a number of comments at WattsUpWithThat wondering if the NOAA ENSO Meter, Figure 1, is broken. The ENSO Meter reading has been at 0.0 deg C for over a month, even though weekly NINO3.4 SST anomalies, based … Continue reading

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2nd Quarter 2011 NODC Global OHC Anomalies

The NODC updated its Ocean Heat Content Anomaly data to include the 2nd quarter 2011 data. (And they also updated their Thermosteric Sea Level Anomaly data, which is not discussed in this post)  I will provide a more detailed discussion … Continue reading

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August 2011 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

MONTHLY SST ANOMALY MAP The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 SST anomalies for August 2011 downloaded from the NOMADS website. The contour levels are set at 0.5 deg C, and white is set at zero. Note the … Continue reading

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Unisys Is Changing Their Color Scaling On Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Maps

Update (April 21, 2012):  Unisys made the announcement back in September that they were changing color schemes, but they haven’t made the switch.  I wonder what happened. HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH A couple of weeks ago, Unisys announced they are changing the color scaling … Continue reading

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Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies Along The Track Of Hurricane Irene

There’s been speculation that Anthropogenic Global Warming had an impact on the Sea Surface Temperatures that fueled Hurricane Irene. Let’s put that to rest. I downloaded the Sea Surface Temperature anomalies for the 5-degree (longitude and latitude) grids, Figure 1, … Continue reading

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