Monthly Archives: May 2013

Northern Extratropical Sea Surface Temperatures Are Cool, But Not Abnormally So

Many persons visit the Unisys Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly webpage to check on the surface temperatures of the oceans. Some people prefer the webpage due to the color scaling, which has light blues extending into positive anomalies. Unfortunately, the scaling … Continue reading

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VERY Preliminary May 2013 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Update

STANDARD OPENING PARAGRAPH The May 2013 Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data through the NOAA NOMADS website won’t be official until Monday, June 10, 2013. Refer to the schedule on the NOAA Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis Frequently Asked Questions … Continue reading

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NODC Provides 1st Quarter 2013 Ocean Heat Content Update & Alarmist Writes Science Fiction

This morning I found two emails in my inbox about an alarmist blog post that claims Big Jump in Ocean Warming, in response to the NODC’s recent quarterly update of their Ocean Heat Content data. (Thanks, Anthony and Marc.) The … Continue reading

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GISS and NCDC Monthly Global Surface Temperature Update for April 2013

Sorry about missing the update for March. I waited patiently for the HadCRUT4 data to update on the Met Office’s old webpage (recently deleted), but hadn’t realized they’d posted the March data on a new webpage because of a new … Continue reading

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SkepticalScience Now Argues Against Foster & Rahmsorf (2011)

SkepticalScience recently produced a YouTube video which claimed to show that the rate of global warming has not slowed in recent years. See their post here, which states: This replicates the result of a study by Foster and Rahmstorf (2011) … Continue reading

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Mid-May 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 May 15, 2013, … Continue reading

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Hurricane Main Development Region Sea Surface Temperatures & Anomalies – Plus a Couple of Other Regions

OVERVIEW This post presents the annual cycle in sea surface temperatures for the hurricane main development region in the North Atlantic.  It also presents the sea surface temperature anomalies for three regions: (1) the Main Development Region, (2) the Gulf … Continue reading

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Washington Post Headline: “Worlds fish have been moving to cooler waters for decades, study finds”

This is an addition to the post Fishy Temperature Proxy by Anthony Watts. INTRODUCTION A new paper about fish migration patterns from 1970 to 2006 is getting some attention by the press. My Figure 1 is Figure 2 from Cheung … Continue reading

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On Hartmann and Wendler 2005 “The Significance of the 1976 Pacific Climate Shift in the Climatology of Alaska.”

This post was first posted at WattsUpWithThat here a few days ago. HHHHHHHH This post presents a number of problems the 2005 Hartmann and Wendler paper “The Significance of the 1976 Pacific Climate Shift in the Climatology of Alaska.” These … Continue reading

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Multidecadal Variations and Sea Surface Temperature Reconstructions

UPDATE:  I’ve added a link at the end of the post for those interested in a copy of it in .pdf format. ########### OVERVIEW This is a somewhat lengthy blog post. There’s lots of information for newcomers, and there are … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, CAGW Proponent Arguments, El Nino-La Nina Processes, PDO, SST Dataset Info | 61 Comments