Monthly Archives: March 2013

A New Climate Epoch: The Hubrisocene

Blogger James Evans coined a new climate science term in a comment over at Bishop Hill’s blog: Hubrisocene. His comment was in response to Bishop Hill’s post The CCC abandons science. “It’s hard to take seriously someone who prefers models … Continue reading

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ENSO Myth Number 4 – The Variations in the East Pacific and the East Indian-West Pacific Sea Surface Temperatures Counteract One Another

OVERVIEW This is the fourth post in a series that presents myths and failed arguments created by proponents of manmade global warming about the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). A list of the earlier (with links) and future posts follows the … Continue reading

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Trenberth Still Searching for Missing Heat

Kevin Trenberth is one of the authors of new Balmaseda et al (2013) paper Distinctive climate signals in reanalysis of global ocean heat content. I find the title of the paper somewhat odd. The paper is based on the European … Continue reading

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On Dana1981’s Meaningless ENSO Exercise at SkepticalScience

Dana Nuccitelli (Dana1981) of SkepticalScience has redefined El Niño and La Niña years in a meaningless exercise to show that the warming trends of El Niño, La Niña and ENSO-neutral years are comparable. It confirms his limited understanding of El … Continue reading

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Why Do El Niño and La Niña Events Peak in Boreal Winter?

In December 2012, I had begun a series of posts about El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). This post starts the return to them. El Niño and La Niña events typically peak in strength in December and January. Refer to Figure Intro-1. It’s … Continue reading

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Mid-March 2013 Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Update

The sea surface temperature anomalies of the NINO3.4 region in the equatorial Pacific (5S-5N, 170W-120W) are a commonly used metric for the frequency, strength and duration of El Niño and La Niña events. For the week centered on Wednesday March … Continue reading

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NOAA’s Ever-Changing Definition of La Niña Years

UPDATE: I’ve added two illustrations to the end of the post.  At the request of blogger “Kurt in Switzerland” on the cross post at WattsUpWithThat, I plotted a comparison of the new and old versions of the Oceanic NINO Index … Continue reading

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Climategate 3.0 Has Landed

According to numerous websites, the password to release the Climategate 3.0 emails has been forwarded to a number of bloggers and apparently the password works. JunkScience said: Stay tuned as we process the e-mails. Hopefully, that means they’ll make them … Continue reading

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NODC’s Pentadal Ocean Heat Content (0 to 2000m) Creates Warming That Doesn’t Exist in the Annual Data – A Lot of Warming

INTRODUCTION In the post Is Ocean Heat Content Data All It’s Stacked Up to Be?, we discussed and illustrated, for the depths of 0-700 meters, that the NODC’s pentadal ocean heat content had a significantly higher warming trend than the … Continue reading

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February 2013 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for February 2013. It was downloaded from the NOMADS website. The contour levels are set at 0.5 deg C, and … Continue reading

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