ENSO is Like Dieting

Watching the progress of both on a regular basis is painful, because they take sooooo long.

But unlike the super El Niño that failed to form, I’ve lost 2 stone (about 30 pounds) so far this year.  One more to go (stone, not pounds).

Nothing too exciting in the sea surface temperature data this week, and I’m waiting for the next update of the GODAS pentads before I illustrate what appears to be a recycling of warm water from the original downwelling Kelvin wave.  I’ll show you in a few days.


About Bob Tisdale

Research interest: the long-term aftereffects of El Niño and La Nina events on global sea surface temperature and ocean heat content. Author of the ebook Who Turned on the Heat? and regular contributor at WattsUpWithThat.
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2 Responses to ENSO is Like Dieting

  1. Gary says:

    Congratulations on the weight loss, Bob. Are those two stone hiding with the missing heat, which may or may not be in the deep ocean?

  2. Bob Tisdale says:

    Thanks, Gary.

    You’re right. Wunsch and Heimbach (2014)…
    …probably caused a lot of climate scientists to develop pouty faces, after Wunsch and Heimbach said the deep ocean is likely cooling.

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