Category Archives: Ocean Heat Content Problems

Climate Models are NOT Simulating Earth’s Climate – Part 3

UPDATE:  See the update below Figure 1.24-8 for the IPCC’s correction of their Figure 9.17 from the 5th Assessment Report.  Thanks, Nic. # # # This post presents model-data comparisons of ocean heat content.  It is a correction and update … Continue reading

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Comments on Riser et al (2016) – An Infomercial about the ARGO Program

UPDATE: I’ve crossed out the entire discussion of the top of the atmosphere energy imbalance and removed the illustration. See the note at the beginning of that heading.  # # # An illustration in the paper Riser et al. (2016) … Continue reading

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Climate Models Fail: Global Ocean Heat Content (Based on TOA Energy Imbalance)

OVERVIEW    I recently presented the modeled energy imbalance at the top of the atmosphere (TOA) in the post No Consensus: Earth’s Top of Atmosphere Energy Imbalance in CMIP5-Archived (IPCC AR5) Climate Models.  As you’ll recall, there was a very wide spread … Continue reading

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Ocean Heat: New Study Shows Climate Scientists Can Still Torture Data until the Data Confess

A week or so ago, a troll left a link at my blog to a supposed-to-be-alarming blog post about a new climate study of ocean heat content. According to the study, a revised method of tweaking ocean heat reconstructions has … Continue reading

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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

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Bad News for Trenberth’s Missing Heat – New Study Finds the Deep Oceans Cooled from 1992 to 2011 and…

…that some of the warming nearer to the surface came from the deep ocean. The paper is Liang et al. (2015) Vertical Redistribution of Oceanic Heat Content.  The abstract reads (my boldface):

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NODC Data Continue to Indicate the Deep Oceans are Warming in Some Basins But Not Others

UPDATE:  I forgot to note that the data in Figure 1 have been zeroed at the year 2003.  That was done to simplify the illustration. # # # The National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) recently updated their ocean heat content … Continue reading

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Arguments For and Against Human-Induced Ocean Warming

UPDATE: Corrected the percentage of ocean heat loss though evaporation. Update 2: I added a link to a post by Willis Eschenbach at the end, and I corrected a typo. # # # Ocean heat content and vertically averaged temperature … Continue reading

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Finally Some Reality from RealClimate – But, Unfortunately, They Remained Unreal about Some Things

The post Ocean heat storage: a particularly lousy policy target + Update at RealClimate finally presented a few realities of the global-warming metric known as ocean heat content—realities we have discussed numerous times.  But they weren’t completely open about it … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Kevin Trenberth – NCAR

Date: January 31, 2014 Subject:  Your Blog Post at SkepticalScience and an Invitation from WattsUpWithThat From:  Bob Tisdale To: Kevin Trenberth – NCAR Dear Kevin: I note that you were co-author of the SkepticalScience blog post Warming oceans consistent with … Continue reading

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