Author Archives: Bob Tisdale

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.

The 2014/15 El Niño Series Posts

The 2014/15 El Niño Series included numerous discussions about the basic processes that drive El Niño events, especially early on in the series.  This post only lists the titles of the posts but they give the general idea of the … Continue reading

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North Pacific Update: The Blob’s Strengthening Suggests It’s Not Ready to Depart

This post provides an update of the unusual warming event in the sea surface temperatures of the eastern extratropical North Pacific…what is now regularly called “The Blob”.  It does not appear to be ready to depart anytime soon.  See the … Continue reading

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U.S. House of Representatives Hearing on Obama’s UN Climate Pledge Today at 10AM Eastern

The United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology are holding a hearing today starting at 10am (Eastern) titled The President’s UN Climate Pledge: Scientifically Justified or a New Tax on Americans?  The webpage with link to … Continue reading

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

This post provides an update of the data for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature data—GISS through March 2015 and HADCRUT4 and NCDC through February 2015—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature data (RSS … Continue reading

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Open Letter to U.S. Senators Ted Cruz, James Inhofe and Marco Rubio

UPDATE:  See the correction to the number of models under the heading of REDUNDANCY:  WHY ARE TAXPAYERS FUNDING 5 CLIMATE MODELS IN THE U.S.? ### Date:  April 14, 2015 Subject: Questions about Climate Model-Based Science From:  Bob Tisdale – Independent … Continue reading

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March 2015 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

INITIAL NOTE:  I’ll provide an update on the North Pacific blob soon. MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for March 2015.  It was downloaded from the … Continue reading

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NOAA ENSO Model Now Forecasting a Supercalifragilistic El Niño for 2015/16 Season

First: Congratulations to the teeny-tiny 2014/15 El Niño.  It’s now official. NOAA included it as an “official warm event” on their Oceanic NINO Index this week. NOAA’s CFS.v2 model (dated April 9, 2015, source here) is now forecasting a strong … Continue reading

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The Vancouver Sun’s Video Interview with Freeman Dyson

The Vancouver Sun recently published a video interview with “Princeton University’s preeminent” theoretical physicist and mathematician Freeman Dyson, as part of their “Conversation that Matters” series hosted by Stuart McNish.  (Correction: Freeman Dyson is a professor emeritus of the Institute for … Continue reading

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March 2015 ENSO Update – Will the 2014/15 El Niño Become the 2014/15/16 El Niño?

This post provides an update of many of the ENSO-related variables we presented as part of the 2014-15 El Niño Series.  The reference years for comparison graphs in this post are 2009 and 2014, which are the development years of … Continue reading

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25 Years of Monitoring Global Temperatures from Satellites and an Interview with Christy and Spencer of UAH

It’s been 25 years since Spencer and Christy of the University of Alabama at Huntsvillle published their 1990 paper Precise Monitoring of Global Temperature Trends from Satellites.  The abstract reads (my boldface): Passive microwave radiometry from satellites provides more precise … Continue reading

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