Monthly Archives: May 2014

Answer to the Question Posed at Climate Etc.: By What Mechanism Does an El Niño Contribute to Global Warming?

Late last week, Judith Curry published a post written by Donald Rapp titled El Ninos and La Ninas and Global Warming.  Donald referred to my work a number of times in that post.  That, of course, created the expected responses from … Continue reading

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Hurricane Development Region Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies as We Start the 2014 Season

IMPORTANT OPENING NOTE Even if the sea surface temperature anomalies were to remain depressed throughout the 2014 hurricane season (highly unlikely), the actual sea surface temperatures (absolute) from June to November will rise to values capable of spawning hurricanes…a result of … Continue reading

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Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies of All Four NINO Regions Are Now Above the Threshold of an El Niño

We knew it would happen sooner rather than later. For the week centered on May 7, 2014, the sea surface temperature anomalies of the NINO3.4 region have joined the others above the +0.5 deg C threshold of an El Niño. … Continue reading

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The 2014/15 El Niño – Part 8 – The Southern Oscillation Indices

The Southern Oscillation Index has been mentioned often in comments at WattsUpWithThat, in this series of blog posts about the upcoming El Niño. Curiously, Australia’s BOM Southern Oscillation Index for April 2014 is at a positive value that’s near to La … Continue reading

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The 2014/15 El Niño – Part 7 – May 2014 Update and What Should Happen Next

This post provides an update on the progress of the evolution of the 2014/15 El Niño.  Included are updates of the weekly sea surface temperature anomalies for the four most-often-used NINO regions. Also included are updates of the GODAS map-based … Continue reading

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El Ninos and La Ninas and Global Warming

Many thanks to Donald Rapp for the honorable mention in this post and to Judith Curry for posting it at Climate, etc. Climate Etc. by Donald Rapp Why after 400 years of La Niña precedence, did periods of El Niños … Continue reading

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April 2014 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

THE EQUATORIAL PACIFIC For all intents and purposes, the weekly sea surface temperature anomalies across the entire central and eastern equatorial Pacific have reached El Niño conditions with an anomaly in excess of +0.5 deg C, including the NINO1+2 region … Continue reading

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A Different Perspective of Global Warming

I was preparing a few graphs for a chapter of my upcoming book (current working title An Illustrated Guide to Global Warming and Skepticism), and I thought readers here would find them interesting because they display global warming in a … Continue reading

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