Daily Archives: August 19, 2010

NOAA on the Russian heat wave: blocking high, not global warming

The Russian Heat Wave of 2010 Draft Report by NOAA CSI The extreme surface warmth over western Russia during July and early August is mostly a product of the strong and persistent blocking high. … The indications are that the … Continue reading

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Posted in Disaster, Weather | 71 Comments

Global Sea Surface Temps still headed down

Still Cooling: Sea Surface Temperatures thru August 18, 2010 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) measured by the AMSR-E instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite continue the fall which began several months ago. The following plot, updated … Continue reading

Posted in Sea Surface Temperature | 105 Comments

Tisdale on Liu and Curry’s ‘Accelerated Warming’ paper

On Liu and Curry (2010) “Accelerated Warming of the Southern Ocean and Its Impacts on the Hydrological Cycle and Sea Ice” Image above courtesy Dr. Judith Curry The Liu and Curry (2010) paper has been the subject of a number … Continue reading

Posted in Oceans, Sea Surface Temperature | 91 Comments

Cryosphere Today imagery back online

They seems to have fixed their data problems.The comparison image to 2007 remains interesting. There also has been a shift in the wind.

Posted in Sea ice | 10 Comments

The Big Valley: Altitude Bias in GHCN

Foreword: The focus of this essay is strictly altitude placement/change of GHCN stations. While challenge and debate of the topic is encouraged, please don’t let the discussion drift into other side issues. As noted in the conclusion, there remain two … Continue reading

Posted in GHCN, Land use land cover change, NOAA, UHI, Uncategorized, Weather_stations | 161 Comments

NCAR’s new 2010 climate model for the next IPCC report

New computer model advances climate change research From an NCAR/UCAR press release BOULDER—Scientists can now study climate change in far more detail with powerful new computer software released by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Modeling climate’s complexity. This … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, IPCC, Technology | Tagged | 160 Comments