Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mid-July 2013 Hurricane Development Region Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

Other than the following maps, this post presents the weekly and monthly satellite-era sea surface temperature anomalies for the hurricane development regions—plus the extratropical waters off the east coast of the U.S. We’re including the extratropical waters off the east … Continue reading

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A Quick Look at the Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies of European Coastal Waters

Anyone who visits the Unisys sea surface temperature anomaly webpage will have noted the recent cool sea surface temperature anomalies off the southwest coast of Europe. Since the map on the main page is updated daily, I’ve presented the most … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – Nature on the failure of climate models

The “Nature” article that accompanies this post by Anthony Watts is remarkable. Watts Up With That? From the world of Claimatology™, comes this smackdown from Nature. View original post 294 more words

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Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies of Tropical Storm Chantal’s Forecasted Storm Track

INITIAL NOTE: This post has nothing to do with the Kerry Emanuel’s new climate model-based paper, Downscaling CMIP5 climate models shows increased tropical cyclone activity over the 21st century, but feel free to comment about it. The USA Today article … Continue reading

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Models Fail: Global Land Precipitation & Global Ocean Precipitation

We used NOAA’s CAMS-OPI satellite-era precipitation data in the post Model-Data Precipitation Comparison: CMIP5 (IPCC AR5) Model Simulations versus Satellite-Era Observations. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to isolate precipitation data for land and oceans with that dataset at the KNMI Climate Explorer. … Continue reading

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June 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 June 2013. It was downloaded from the NOMADS website. The contour levels are set at 0.5 deg C, and white … Continue reading

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Models Fail: Greenland and Iceland Land Surface Air Temperature Anomalies

I’m always amazed when global warming enthusiasts announce that surface temperatures in some part of the globe are warming faster than simulated by climate models. Do they realize they’re advertising that the models don’t work well for the area in … Continue reading

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Rough Estimate of the Annual Changes in Ocean Temperatures from 700 to 2000 Meters Based on NODC Data

OVERVIEW In a number of posts, we’ve discussed and illustrated the difficulties with ocean heat content data. (There are links to those earlier posts at the end of this one.) The data presented in this post is supported by the … Continue reading

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El Niño in the News

Is There an Improved Method of El Niño Forecasting? –And– There’s No Consensus About ENSO in Paleo-Studies AN IMPROVEMENT IN EL NIÑO FORECASTING? A recently published paper by Ludescher et al (2013) Improved El Niño forecasting by cooperativity detection (paywalled) … Continue reading

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Models Fail: Scandinavian Land Surface Air Temperature Anomalies

UPDATE:  I’ve added a comment by Marcel Crok to the end of the post. #### The climate models being used by the IPCC for their upcoming 5th Assessment Report show little skill at being able to simulate a number of … Continue reading

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