Monthly Archives: October 2013

September 2013 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) Temperature Anomaly Update

Sorry this is so late.  The NCDC and GISS updates were delayed by the government shutdown.  Because it is so late, it includes the September 2013 HADCRUT4 data from the UKMO.  It’s so late I’ve already published the Preliminary October … Continue reading

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IPCC Adjusts Model-Predicted Near-Term Warming Downwards

This is another post that illustrates and discusses just how poorly climate models simulate one of the most important climate variables: global surface temperatures.  I’ve included a copy of this post in pdf format, linked at the end, for readers … Continue reading

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PRELIMINARY October 2013 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Update

The week of data that had been missing from the weekly Reynolds OI.v2 data because of the government shutdown has been inserted.  Thank you, NOAA!!! I’ve shortened the span of the weekly data.  As noted in the mid-April 2013 update, I’ve … Continue reading

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Tamino Resorts to Childish Attempts at Humor But Offers Nothing of Value

INITIAL NOTE:  This post includes a link to and title of a recent post by Tamino, in which he attempted sophomoric humor in an effort to amuse his audience.  While I realize responding to it at the same base level … Continue reading

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ENSO Basics: Westerly Wind Bursts Initiate an El Niño

This may seem like an unusual time to have this discussion.  We’re presently in ENSO (El Niño-Southern Oscillation)-neutral conditions, meaning the tropical Pacific isn’t experiencing an El Niño or a La Niña.  And based on the ENSO-forecasting models, NOAA says … Continue reading

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Mid-October 2013 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

The unusual warming event in extratropical North Pacific peaked a number of weeks ago and sea surface temperatures there continue to fall.  We’ll just have to wait to see where they bottom out during the seasonal cycle in the North … Continue reading

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Dana Nuccitelli Can’t Come to Terms with the Death of the AGW Hypothesis

Dana Nuccitelli published an article today in The Guardian Does the global warming “pause” mean what you think it means?…a play off a line by Inigo Montoya from “The Princess Bride”.  Dana has expressed his misunderstanding of one of the … Continue reading

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eBooks by Bob Tisdale

My ebooks are now available free of charge.  Sales of my ebooks (and tips) allow me to continue my research into human-induced and natural climate change and to continue to blog here at Climate Observations and at WattsUpWithThat?

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Open Letter to the Koch Brothers

Dear Charles and David: I am an independent climate researcher—a researcher skeptical of human-induced global warming.   I am writing to inform you that, contrary to popular myths, you do not, as far as I know, contribute financially to bloggers who … Continue reading

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September 2013 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

PRELIMINARY NOTES: As a result of the government shutdown, the weekly data for the week of September 25th is still missing. So for the weekly data, I’ve simply averaged the values for the weeks before and after the missing data. … Continue reading

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