Category Archives: The Blob

THE BLOB Has Dissipated

Animation 1 – Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Maps from the CMC Environment Canada (September 17, 2016 and October 27, 2016)

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THE BLOB Seems to Be Disappearing at the Surface – But Will It Reemerge?

Sad to say, I suspect it may reemerge at the surface…maybe not as strong as in the past, but I don’t think it’s going to disappear completely in 2016.  I hope my suspicions are wrong, though. NOTE:  This post includes … Continue reading

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August 2015 Update for The Blob

This post provides background information and a quick update on the naturally occurring warming event in the eastern North Pacific known as The Blob. Not just any blob, The Blob. Figure 1

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North Pacific Update: The Blob’s Strengthening Suggests It’s Not Ready to Depart

This post provides an update of the unusual warming event in the sea surface temperatures of the eastern extratropical North Pacific…what is now regularly called “The Blob”.  It does not appear to be ready to depart anytime soon.  See the … Continue reading

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Alarmists Bizarrely Claim “Just what AGW predicts” about the Record High Global Sea Surface Temperatures in 2014

UPDATE (Jan 13, 2015):  See the end of the post for a copy in pdf format. # # # This post is the annual model-data comparison of satellite-era sea surface temperatures. (For the most-recent longer-term model-data comparison of sea surface … Continue reading

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Researchers Find Northeast Pacific Surface Warming (1900-2012) Caused By Changes in Atmospheric Circulation, NOT Manmade Forcings

UPDATE:  See the update at the end of the post. # # # This is a revisit of a paper already discussed in the WUWT post Surprising PNAS paper: CO2 emissions not the cause of U.S. West Coast warming.  We’re … Continue reading

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Did ENSO and the “Monster” Kelvin Wave Contribute to the Record High Global Sea Surface Temperatures in 2014?

Of course they did. [UPDATE:  I’ve added “Sea” to the title to clarify it.] Those who have followed the 2014/15 El Niño series from its start back in April will recall all the hoopla about the strong downwelling Kelvin wave … Continue reading

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Axel Timmermann and Kevin Trenberth Highlight the Importance of Natural Variability in Global Warming…

…and their recent interviews gave me fodder for a blog post that should be educational for many people. There were numerous oddities in a recent interview with Axel Timmerman and Kevin Trenberth.  Those are the primary topics of this post.  … Continue reading

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On The Recent Record-High Global Sea Surface Temperatures – The Wheres and Whys

NOAA’s State of the Climate Report for June 2014 included the bullet point under global highlights (my boldface): For the ocean, the June global sea surface temperature was 0.64°C (1.15°F) above the 20th century average of 16.4°C (61.5°F), the highest … Continue reading

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The Hotspot in the North Pacific

I received a couple of emails over the weekend about a news article that mentioned sea surface temperature anomalies as high as 7 deg F in the North Pacific. I took a quick look for the article but wasn’t been … Continue reading

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