Monthly Archives: July 2012

PRELIMINARY July 2012 Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Update

Weekly NINO3.4 region (5S-5N, 170W-120W) sea surface temperature anomalies (a commonly used index for the strength, frequency, and duration of El Niño and La Niña events) for 2012 are compared to those of the El Niño events since 1982, but … Continue reading

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Relax – Read Anthony’s Update

Time to end the speculation, though much of it was fun to read. Anthony updated his announcement with: UPDATE: I’ve been advised by concerned friends that speculation on the nature of this announcement has gotten out of hand in the … Continue reading

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WUWT publishing suspended?

UPDATE:  I’ve changed my mind. I’ll speculate, since most everyone else is.  Anthony will announce that FOIA is not one person, but a group of people whose names appear on the Climategate emails.  They simply released the emails because they … Continue reading

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Q&A for Who Turned on the Heat?

You’re read my posts about the long-term effects of ENSO, and you’ve always had a question or two. If you think they should be answered in my upcoming book about ENSO and its long-term effects, now’s the time to ask … Continue reading

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Guilyardi et al (2009) “Understanding El Niño in Ocean-Atmosphere General Circulation Models: progress and challenges”

UPDATE (July 23, 2012):  I’ve changed the wording of two sentences in the post.  The sentences  were “With skewness, they’re referring to the fact that since 1976, El Niño events have been stronger than La Niña events. ENSO has been … Continue reading

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How Does the Evolution of the 2012/13 El Niño Stack Up Against the Others since 1982?

In addition to the title discussion, this post will serve as the Mid-July 2012 Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Update. It also includes a status update on my book about El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). COMPARISON OF THE EVOLUTIONS OF EL NIÑO … Continue reading

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June 2012 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

MONTHLY SST ANOMALY MAP The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for June 2012. It was downloaded from the NOMADS website. The contour levels are set at 0.5 deg C, and white is … Continue reading

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ScientificAmerican Headline: Warming Oceans Means Seafood Menu Changes

ScientificAmerican recently published a post on their ClimateWire titled Warming Oceans Means Seafood Menu Changes. The article should actually be titled A Well Known North Sea Climate Shift Linked Years Ago to the North Atlantic Oscillation Changes Seafood Menus. The … Continue reading

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The Curious Northern Hemisphere Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Patterns

This post will serve as the Preliminary Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Update for June 2012, since we’ll be using preliminary June 2012 data in it. Last week ended on June 30th, so the preliminary data should be close to the … Continue reading

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Part 2 of “On Sallenger et al (2012) – Hotspot of Accelerated Sea Level Rise on the Atlantic Coast of North America”

UPDATE (July 3, 2012): I’ve provided this update on both of my Sallenger et al (2012) posts. Tamino (Grant Foster) has once again written a misleading rebuttal, this time to my two posts about Sallenger et al (2012). Refer to … Continue reading

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