Monthly Archives: April 2013

More on Trenberth’s Missing Heat

In the post Trenberth Still Searching for Missing Heat, we discussed the recent Balmaseda et al (2013) paper “Distinctive climate signals in reanalysis of global ocean heat content”, of which Kevin Trenberth was a coauthor. Dr. Roy Spencer also has a … Continue reading

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A Different Perspective of the Equatorial Pacific and ENSO Events

It’s difficult to express how enormous El Niño and La Niña events are. Often, when discussing them, I’ll display a map of the tropical Pacific (see example here) and write something to the effect of, the equatorial Pacific or the … Continue reading

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Minor Change in Page Format

I deleted the menus below the banner for Ocean Heat Content and for the Sea Surface Temperature Updates.  I wasn’t maintaining them. I have, however, added a widget for post categories to the right-hand sidebar.  Ocean Heat Content and SST Updates are … Continue reading

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The Sun Was in My Eyes – Was It More Likely Over the Past 3-Plus Decades?

Alternate Title: On Pinker et al 2005 and the Positive Trend in the NCEP-DOE Reanalysis-2 Surface Downward Solar Radiation Flux Over at Tallbloke’sTalkshop, Tallbloke has a post about the Pinker et al 2005 paper “Do Satellites Detect Trends in Surface … Continue reading

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ENSO Myth 5 – ENSO Only Adds Noise to the Instrument Temperature Record…

…and We Can Determine its Effects through Linear Regression Analysis, Then Remove Those Effects, Leaving the Anthropogenic Global Warming Signal This is the 5th post in the series about myths and failed arguments about the El Niño-Southern Oscillation—myths that were … Continue reading

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On Guemas et al (2013) “Retrospective prediction of the global warming slowdown in the past decade”

I received a number of emails about the newly published Guemas et al (2013) paper titled “Retrospective prediction of the global warming slowdown in the past decade”. It’s paywalled.  The abstract is here.  It reads: Despite a sustained production of … Continue reading

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Video – A Note about the 2013 Gallop Poll on Global Warming

The following video is a very brief introduction to the natural warming of the global oceans. For more information, refer to my illustrated essay “The Manmade Global Warming Challenge”. (42MB)

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March 2013 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 March 2013. 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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A Preliminary Look at Compo et al (2013)

The recent paper Compo et al (2013) is titled “Independent confirmation of global land warming without the use of station temperatures”. It’s in the preprint phase, and of course it’s paywalled. The abstract is here. It reads: Confidence in estimates … Continue reading

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The Blatant Errors in the SkepticalScience Video “Global Warming over the Last 16 Years”

David Rose’s October 2012 article in the MailOnline generated a multitude of responses around the blogosphere.  The article was titled Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released… and here is the chart to prove it.  … Continue reading

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