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.

June 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 June 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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Quicky Early July 2015 ENSO Update: NINO3 (not NINO3.4) Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies Reached 2.0 Deg C Last Week

OVERVIEW NOAA’s weekly sea surface temperature anomalies for the NINO regions (based on Reynolds OI.v2 data) are furnished on Mondays. Today’s update for the week centered on July 1, 2015 shows the surface temperature anomalies have reached 2.0 deg C … Continue reading

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That Didn’t Take Long: North & South Carolina Shark Attacks Blamed on Global Warming

There has been a series of shark attacks off the Carolina coasts.  As of last count, the number is 11 shark bites since mid-May. As one might have expected, from mainstream media’s let’s-see-what-we-can-blame-on-global-warming department comes the CBSNews article “Strange” spike … Continue reading

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The Conclusions of Press Releases Should Match the Scientific Study, Don’t Ya Think?

UPDATE: Repaired a few typos. How often do we see this happen—a press release about a scientific study states or suggests that global warming was the cause of a factor being studied, when the paper itself doesn’t come to that … Continue reading

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June 2015 ENSO Update – Tropical Pacific Approaching the Threshold of a Strong 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 1997 and 2014, which are the development years of … Continue reading

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The 2014/15 El Niño Was Not Focused on the Region Used By NOAA for their Oceanic NINO Index

UPDATE:  Added the initial note. (And I fixed the formatting.  Not sure what happened there, but I lost all of the paragraph breaks.) # # # And that’s why the 2014/15 El Niño appears so weak…and has disappeared from NOAA’s … Continue reading

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Weak El Niños and La Niñas Come and Go from NOAA’s Oceanic NINO Index (ONI) with Each SST Dataset Revision

Back in April of this year NOAA added the 2014/15 El Niño to their Oceanic NINO Index (a.k.a. ONI). See the former version of ONI here. Last week, with NOAA’s switch to their new Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature dataset version … Continue reading

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ClimateProgress’s Joe Romm Is Promoting a Skeptical View of Global Warming: El Niño-Caused Steps

(And another proposal to Kevin Trenberth about us co-authoring a paper.) I wasn’t too surprised to find Joe Romm’s June 16, 2015 blog post 2015 May Bring Long-Awaited Step Jump in Global Temperatures at the climate alarmist website ClimateProgress. For … Continue reading

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NOAA Releases New Pause-Buster Global Surface Temperature Data and Immediately Claims Record-High Temps for May 2015 – What a Surprise!

NOAA published their State of the Climate Report today for May 2015. Under the heading of Global Summary Information, they note: Note: With this report and data release, the National Centers for Environmental Information is transitioning to improved versions of … Continue reading

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May 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 May 2015 and HADCRUT4 and NCEI (formerly NCDC) through April 2015—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature … Continue reading

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