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.

More Curiosities about NOAA’s New “Pause Busting” Sea Surface Temperature Dataset

UPDATE 2: KNMI added the HadNMAT2 data to their Climate Explorer, so we no longer have to rely on my replication of data from a graph. See the update before the closing. # # # UPDATE: I was just informed … Continue reading

Posted in CAGW Proponent Arguments, SST Dataset Info, The Pause | 25 Comments

NOAA/NCDC’s new ‘pause-buster’ paper: a laughable attempt to create warming by adjusting past data

This is a cross post from WattsUpWithThat. Did SNL’s Tommy Flanagan Oversee the New Surface Temperature Data? By Bob Tisdale and Anthony Watts, commentary from Dr. Judith Curry follows There is a new paper published the journal Science about the … Continue reading

Posted in CAGW Proponent Arguments, Hiatus, NCDC | 11 Comments

NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center is ‘sharpening their knives’ to cut ‘the pause’ from the global temperature record

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
People send me stuff. What I received reminded me of this famous quote from NCDC’s Dr. Tom Peterson back in 2011 In this case multiple sources have sent me a press release and…

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

New Paper Confirms the Drivers of and Processes behind the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation

The new paper by McCarthy et al. (2015) Ocean impact on decadal Atlantic climate variability revealed by sea-level observations has gained some attention around the blogosphere.    McCarthy et al. (2015) was discussed by Jo Nova here, at ReportingClimateScience here and … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation | 7 Comments

New Paper Tries to Explain Disparities in Deep Ocean Warming Between Two Basins

UPDATE See the end of the post for a copy of it in pdf format. PREFACE I comment frankly about the NODC ocean heat content data a number of times in this post.  Please do not take those remarks as criticisms … Continue reading

Posted in Ocean Heat Content Problems | 11 Comments

The Recent Westerly Wind Burst in the Western Equatorial Pacific Could Help to Strengthen the 2015/16 El Niño

The graphics at the NOAA GODAS website were running a few pentads (5-day periods) behind when I published the May 2015 ENSO Update.  They’re caught up now, and the Hovmoller diagram of the surface zonal wind stress along the equator, … Continue reading

Posted in El Nino-La Nina Processes, ENSO Update | 11 Comments

2 Deg C Global-Warming Limit in the News – Recent Comments by James Hansen, Godfather of Climate Alarmism

The 2 deg C global warming limit, above pre-industrial temperatures, is back in the news.  That limit was first proposed in the 1970s by an economist, not a climate scientist, according to the article Two degrees: The history of climate … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | 4 Comments

Wow! ECMWF Long-Term Weather Model Is Predicting a Super El Niño and I Mean Super

I was notified today of the rather remarkable plume of ENSO forecasts for 2015 from ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts).  See their System 4 ENSO region sea surface temperature anomaly forecast webpage here.

Posted in El Nino-La Nina Processes, ENSO Update | 21 Comments

April 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 April 2015 and HADCRUT4 and NCDC through March 2015—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature data (RSS … Continue reading

Posted in GISS, HADCRUT4, Model-Data LOST, TLT and LOST Updates, TLT Update | 10 Comments

May 2015 ENSO Update – Australia’s BOM and the JMA Declare an El Niño and With Them Comes the Typical Nonsense from an Expert Source

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

Posted in ENSO Update | 10 Comments