Monthly Archives: April 2014

El Nino Update: Monster Kelvin Wave Continues to Emerge and Intensify

Originally posted on robertscribbler:
(Kevin Wave continues to strengthen and propagate across the Pacific Ocean. Image source: NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.) Record global temperatures, extraordinarily severe storms for the US West Coast and telegraphing on through the Central and Eastern…

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The 2014/15 El Niño – Part 1 – The Initial Processes of the El Niño

The title of the post, of course, assumes that an El Niño event will form this year and carry over into the next. This post is intended for persons new to the topic of El Niño events—and for those who … Continue reading

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March 2014 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 March 2014.  It was downloaded from the NOMADS website. The contour levels are set at 0.5 deg C, and … Continue reading

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El Niño Residuals Cause the C-Shaped Warming Pattern in the Pacific

In the recent model-data comparison of satellite-era sea surface temperature anomalies—appropriately titled Maybe the IPCC’s Modelers Should Try to Simulate Earth’s Oceans—we compared trend maps of modeled and observed sea surface temperature anomalies from 1982 to 2013. See Figure 1.  … Continue reading

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New paper links warm Atlantic oscillation with cold winter extremes

Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop:
There is a new open access paper published in Environmental Research Letters by Yannick Peings and Gudrun Magnusdottir entitled ‘Forcing of the wintertime atmospheric circulation by the multidecadal fluctuations of the North Atlantic ocean’. It’s…

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