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.

Global Surface Temperature Anomalies Should Be Higher In 2016 Than 2015

This post confirms what most of us suspect based on the history of global surface temperature data responses to strong El Niño events. That is, if global surface temperatures respond similarly to past strong El Niños, the 2016 values should … Continue reading

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Close But No Cigar – NINO3.4 SST Anomalies Are a Tick (0.1 deg C) above La Niña Threshold

This is a quick ENSO update. NOAA’s weekly sea surface temperature anomaly data for the NINO regions (based on the original Reynolds OI.v2 data) are furnished on Mondays. Today’s update for the week centered on June 22, 2016 shows the … Continue reading

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Hurricane Main Development Region of North Atlantic – Climate Model-Simulated Sea Surface Temperatures Are Too Cool

And Those Too-Cool Surface Temperatures Create Obvious Problems for Researchers UPDATE:  The closing has been revised. The sea surface temperatures of the tropical North Atlantic are one of many factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of hurricanes. In … Continue reading

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Global Sea Surface Temperature Responses to the 1997/98 and 2015/16 El Niño Events – Update 1

Alternate Title:  Just in Case You Thought Sea Surface Temperatures around the Globe Responded Similarly to Strong El Niños This is an update of the post here published back in March.  It will illustrate quite clearly that the responses of … Continue reading

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In Honor of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Global Warming Publicity-Founded Visit to Greenland…

…A Few Model-Data Comparisons of Greenland Surface Air Temperatures Mass losses from Greenland’s ice sheets have been one of the focuses of alarmists for decades. In fact, last week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Greenland on a (boreal) … Continue reading

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

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

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May 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

INITIAL NOTE This is the second 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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May 2016 ENSO Update – The 2015/16 El Niño Has Reached Its End

This post provides an update of many of the ENSO-related variables we presented as part of the 2014-15 El Niño Series and for the 2015/16 El Niño series. INTRODUCTION In the recent post Say Good-Bye to the 2015/16 El Niño, … Continue reading

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Say Goodbye to the 2015/16 El Niño

Plus a Few Freebees at the End of the Post The sea surface temperature anomalies of the NINO3.4 region of the equatorial Pacific are bordered by the coordinates of 5S-5N, 170W-120W.  They are used by NOAA and other meteorological agencies … Continue reading

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Three Free Ebooks on Global Warming and Climate Change

They are ebooks in .pdf format: On Global warming and the Illusion of Control – Part 1 presents the basics and illusions behind the hypothesis of global warming and climate change, Who Turned on the Heat? is a comprehensive examination … Continue reading

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