Monthly Archives: September 2015

Tired of the Claims of “Warmest Ever” Month and Year? They Will Likely Continue Next Year

Last year, we discussed in a number of posts how the claims of record high global surface temperatures were due primarily to the unusual, naturally occurring warming event in the eastern extratropical North Pacific…known as “The Blob”.  See the list … Continue reading

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September 2015 ENSO Update – Sea Surface Temperatures Continue to Rise in the Central Equatorial Pacific

This post provides an update of many of the ENSO-related variables we presented as part of last year’s 2014-15 El Niño Series.  The reference years for comparison graphs in this post are 1997 and 2014, which are the development years … Continue reading

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August 2015 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly & Model-Data Difference Update

This post provides an update of the values for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature reconstructions—GISS through August 2015 and HADCRUT4 and NCEI (formerly NCDC) through July 2015—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature … Continue reading

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August 2015 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 August 2015.  It was downloaded from the KNMI Climate Explorer. The contour range was set to -2.5 to +2.5 … Continue reading

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