Decimals of Precision – Trenberth’s missing heat

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Over at Judith Curry’s excellent blog there’s a discussion of Trenberth’s missing heat. A new paper about oceanic temperatures says the heat’s not really missing, we just don’t have accurate enough information to tell where it is. The paper’s called Observed changes in top-of-the-atmosphere radiation and upper-ocean heating consistent within…

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October to December 2011 NODC Ocean Heat Content Anomalies (0-700Meters) Update and Comments

Guest post by Bob Tisdale SAME INTRODUCTION AS ALWAYS The National Oceanographic Data Center’s (NODC) Ocean Heat Content (OHC) anomaly data for the depths of 0-700 meters are available through the KNMI Climate Explorer Monthly observations webpage. The NODC OHC dataset is based on the Levitus et al (2009) paper “Global ocean heat content (1955-2008)…

Legal exemplars cited in Michael Mann’s UVA email case

Mann alludes to his “dirty laundry” which cannot come out, requesting his correspondent to not pass the email or the data attached to it to anyone else (PE-22). The Environmental Law Center of the American Tradition Institute PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. January 25, 2012 On Tuesday the American Tradition Institute’s Environmental Law…

What in the world is going on with global temperatures?

Multiple indicators show global temperatures headed down this month, and fast. by Joe D’Aleo, CCM, AMS Fellow As shown above (see the datapoint in the square box), the UAH AMSU daily temperatures are the coldest for the globe at 600mb of all the years tracked since 2002 (warmest 2010, previously coldest 2009). The new Dr.…

Frequency of strong Florida hurricanes decreased in last 600 years

The next time some alarmist caterwauls about hurricanes becoming worse and more frequent due to global warming, show them this study. Noting that “the brief observational record is inadequate for characterizing natural variability in hurricane activity occurring on longer than multi-decadal timescales,” Lane et al. (2011) sought a means of characterizing hurricane activity prior to…