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.

August 2016 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update

This post provides updates of the values for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature reconstructions—GISS through August 2016 and HADCRUT4 and NCEI (formerly NCDC) through July 2016—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature composites … Continue reading

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NOAA Cancels La Niña Watch While La Niña Conditions Exist

La Niña conditions are typically defined by NOAA as sea surface temperature anomalies less than or equal to -0.5 deg C for the NINO3.4 region of the east/central equatorial Pacific. The NINO3.4 sea surface temperature anomaly for the week of … Continue reading

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August 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

PRELIMINARY NOTE The Blob appears to be returning (reemerging) in the eastern extratropical North Pacific. See the map below and the data update toward the end of the post. Has it coupled once again with the ridge of high pressure?  … Continue reading

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NOAA’s New Climate Explorer – NOAA Needs to Provide a Disclaimer for Their Climate Model Presentations

Suggested Disclaimer: Climate Model Outputs Have Been Manipulated By NOAA to Make Models Appear to Perform Well This post introduces readers to a newly revised “product” from NOAA, called “Climate Explorer”, which is part of their U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit. … Continue reading

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July 2016 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update

This post provides updates of the values for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature reconstructions—GISS through July 2016 and HADCRUT4 and NCEI (formerly NCDC)  through June 2016—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature composites … Continue reading

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July 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

INITIAL NOTE This is the fourth month with the new format.  I’ve replaced the smoothed curve with a horizontal line that represents the Current Value. MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 … Continue reading

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On Holiday

I’ve left comments open. I’ll try to moderate them at least once per day. Cheers.  

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Nothing Unusual about the Sea Surface Temperatures and Anomalies for the Hurricane Main Development Region at the 2016 Season’s Start

During the hurricane season, I’ll be adding the sea surface temperatures and anomalies of the Main Development Region of hurricane development in the North Atlantic to the Monthly Sea Surface Temperature Updates.  This post will serve as a reference. OVERVIEW … Continue reading

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June 2016 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update

This post provides updates of the values for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature reconstructions—GISS and NCEI (formerly NCDC) through June 2016 and HADCRUT4 through May 2016—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature composites … Continue reading

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Say Hello to La Niña Conditions

A quick ENSO update. Meteorological agencies like NOAA use the sea surface temperature anomalies of the NINO3.4 region (5S-5N, 170W-120W) of the equatorial Pacific to determine if the tropical Pacific is experiencing El Niño, La Niña or ENSO neutral (not … Continue reading

Posted in 2015-16 El Nino Series, ENSO Update, Uncategorized | 10 Comments