Monthly Archives: January 2016

On the Monumental Differences in Warming Rates between Global Sea Surface Temperature Datasets during the NOAA-Picked Global-Warming Hiatus Period of 2000 to 2014

UPDATE:  See the 2 updates under the heading of A QUICK OVERVIEW OF SHIP-BUOY BIAS ADJUSTMENTS. # # # Alternate Title:  NOAA Has a Sea Surface Temperature Dataset with an EVEN HIGHER Warming Rate than Their Full-of-Problems ERSST.v4 “Pause-Buster” Data … Continue reading

Posted in NOAA ERSST.v4, SST Dataset Info | 74 Comments

THE BLOB Seems to Be Disappearing at the Surface – But Will It Reemerge?

Sad to say, I suspect it may reemerge at the surface…maybe not as strong as in the past, but I don’t think it’s going to disappear completely in 2016.  I hope my suspicions are wrong, though. NOTE:  This post includes … Continue reading

Posted in The Blob | 16 Comments

GISS and NOAA to Announce 2015 “Record High” Global Temperatures Today in Joint Media Teleconference

SEE UPDATE 1 AT END OF POST: I’ve provided a link to the slides from the teleconference and updated monthly and annual graphs. # # # On January 15th, NOAA Communications notified the media Wednesday: NOAA, NASA to announce official … Continue reading

Posted in Global Temperature Update | 18 Comments

The Oddities in NOAA’s New “Pause-Buster” Sea Surface Temperature Product – An Overview of Past Posts

UPDATE – I changed the title to better reflect the content. # # # NOAA revised their global surface temperature product in June 2015 to show more global warming during the post-1998 period. Those data manipulations supposedly ended the slowdown … Continue reading

Posted in NOAA ERSST.v4 | 55 Comments

How Strong Was That El Niño or La Niña? – No One Knows For Sure

We recently discussed and illustrated how the differences between sea surface temperature datasets prevented us from knowing which of the recent strong El Niño events (the 1982/83, 1997/98 or 2015/16 El Niños) was actually strongest.  See the post here. That … Continue reading

Posted in El Nino-La Nina Processes, ENSO Update | 8 Comments

January 2016 ENSO Update – It Appears the El Niño Has Peaked

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.  For the posts about the 2015/16 El Niño, we’ve used the evolution years of different El Niños as … Continue reading

Posted in 2015-16 El Nino Series, El Nino-La Nina Processes | 7 Comments

December 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 December 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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Meteorological Year (December to November) Global Temperature Product Comparison through 2015

It should come as no surprise that surface temperature products are showing record highs for the meteorological year of December 2014 to November 2015 and that lower troposphere temperature products are not.  

Posted in Global Temperature Update, LOST Update, Lower Troposphere Temperature | 8 Comments

Annual Global Lower Troposphere Temperature (TLT) Anomaly Update – Distant Third Warmest for 2015

As expected, annual global lower troposphere temperature (TLT) anomalies in 2015 for both the RSS and UAH datasets ranked a remote third warmest. 

Posted in TLT Update | 10 Comments

Evolutions of Global Surface and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomalies in Responses to the 1997/98 and 2015/16 El Niños

This post compares the responses of global surface temperature anomalies and lower troposphere temperature anomalies for the 2015/16 El Niño and the comparatively strong 1997/98 El Niño. Datasets included are lower troposphere temperature data from RSS and UAH and land-ocean … Continue reading

Posted in 2015-16 El Nino Series | 23 Comments