Monthly Archives: February 2013

Dear Chicken Little: The Sky Is Falling (It’s Snowing) But Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies Off New England Are NOT Unusual

UPDATE 4 (February 13, 2013):  I had used the weekly sea surface temperature data of the week centered on January 30th for the map in Figure 1 and for the time-series graph in Figure 2 in this post.  Those sea … Continue reading

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GISS No Longer Provides Free Access to Peer-Reviewed Papers

As the rest of the world is moving toward open access to scientific publications via the internet, GISS has moved in the other direction.  There might be a logical reason, but I can find no mention of it, so I … Continue reading

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NOAA Corrects Their 2012 State of the Climate Report – 2012 Was NOT the Warmest La Niña Year on Record

With as little fanfare as possible, NOAA has corrected their erroneous claim in their 2012 State of the Climate Report that of 2012 as the warmest “La Niña year” on record. Refer to the January 21, 2013 blog post NOAA’s … Continue reading

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A Quick Look at the JMA COBE Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Data

The NASA GISS comparison graph of global surface temperature anomalies that included the Japan Meteorological Agency’s data raised a few eyebrows yesterday.  The JMA data appears to diverge from the GISS, NCDC and UKMO datasets around 2000, with the JMA … Continue reading

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