Category Archives: Ocean Processes

California Niño/Niña

This is a quick post about a coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon that had previously not been described.  The paper flew by under the radar back in April.

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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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Will the Next El Niño Bring an End to the Slowdown in Global Surface Warming?

Numerous scientific papers have reported the hiatus in global surface warming will end with the next El Niño event.  But according to a new paper by Chen and Tung published today online in ScienceMag (link to paper follows), that’s not going to … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, Ocean Processes, The Halt In Global Warming, The Pause | 22 Comments

A Very Ridiculous Comment by the Author of a Recent SkepticalScience Post

I returned to a recent post at SkepticalScience to examine what the author had to say about two papers: Meehl et al (2011) and Meehl et al (2013). [We discussed Meehl et al (2013) here.] I am now convinced SkepticalScience … Continue reading

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More on Trenberth’s Missing Heat

In the post Trenberth Still Searching for Missing Heat, we discussed the recent Balmaseda et al (2013) paper “Distinctive climate signals in reanalysis of global ocean heat content”, of which Kevin Trenberth was a coauthor. Dr. Roy Spencer also has a … Continue reading

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>GODAS Subsurface Temperature Anomaly Animations – January 1979 to December 2009

>The NCEP Global Ocean Data Assimilation System (GODAS) Animations webpage allows users to view .gif animations of their various datasets. I have wanted to study three of them but have been frustrated with the load time and with the inability … Continue reading

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>North Atlantic Ocean Heat Content (0-700 Meters) Is Governed By Natural Variables

>UPDATE October 22, 2009 On October 15, 2009, the NODC corrected errors in the Ocean Heat Content data for the period of April through June 2009. This post has been updated with that corrected data. ############### The ENSO-induced step changes … Continue reading

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>ENSO Dominates NODC Ocean Heat Content (0-700 Meters) Data

>UPDATE October 19, 2009 On October 15, 2009, the NODC corrected errors in the Ocean Heat Content data for the period of April through June 2009. This post has been updated with that corrected data. ############### The Royal Netherlands Meteorological … Continue reading

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>The Reemergence Mechanism

>INTRODUCTION I provided a number of quotes from Newman et al (2003) “ENSO-Forced Variability of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation” in my post Misunderstandings about the PDO – REVISED that ran in parallel at WattsUpWithThat. WUWT link: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/04/28/misunderstandings-about-the-pacific-decadal-oscillation/ The first quote … Continue reading

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>Opposing North Pacific and Indian Ocean SST Residuals

>INTRODUCTION I posted an interesting comparative graph of SST anomaly residuals of the North Pacific and Indian Oceans in Individual Ocean SST Anomalies In Perspective. Refer to Figure 1. The two curves opposed one another. http://i39.tinypic.com/wbyt5z.jpg Figure 1 WHAT THE … Continue reading

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