Category Archives: Sea Surface Temperature

How Good Are Met Office Predictions? (Now Includes at Least May Data)

Image Credit: WoodForTrees.org Guest Post By Werner Brozek, Edited By Just The Facts “We are now using the system to predict changes out to 2014. By the end of this period, the global average temperature is expected to have risen … Continue reading

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A Quick Look at the Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies of European Coastal Waters

Anyone who visits the Unisys sea surface temperature anomaly webpage will have noted the recent cool sea surface temperature anomalies off the southwest coast of Europe. Since the map on their main page is updated daily, I’ve presented the most … Continue reading

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Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies of Tropical Storm Chantal’s Forecasted Storm Track

INITIAL NOTE: This post has nothing to do with the Kerry Emanuel’s new climate model-based paper, Downscaling CMIP5 climate models shows increased tropical cyclone activity over the 21st century, but feel free to comment about it. The USA Today article … Continue reading

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Meehl et al (2013) Are Also Looking for Trenberth’s Missing Heat

OVERVIEW Rob Painting of SkepticalScience recently published the post A Looming Climate Shift: Will Ocean Heat Come Back to Haunt Us? Many of you will find his post entertaining. But this post is not about the SkepticalScience post. This post … Continue reading

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May 2013 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

As many of you are aware, at my blog Climate Observations, I provide monthly, mid-month and preliminary monthly sea surface temperature anomaly updates, using Reynolds OI.v2 SST data.  Sea surface temperature is an important metric for a number of reasons: … Continue reading

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Are We in a Pause or a Decline? (Now Includes at Least April* Data)

Image Credit: WoodForTrees.org Guest Post By Werner Brozek, Edited By Just The Facts *At least April data was my intention. However as of June 8, HadCRUT3 for April is still not up! Could it be because as of the end … Continue reading

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Joe Bastardi was Correct about Gulf of Mexico Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

This is an update of hurricane region sea surface temperature anomalies in light of the formation of Tropical Storm Andrea. I published the post Hurricane Main Development Region Sea Surface Temperatures & Anomalies – Plus a Couple of Other Regions … Continue reading

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Northern Extratropical Sea Surface Temperatures Are Cool, But Not Abnormally So

Many persons visit the Unisys Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly webpage to check on the surface temperatures of the oceans. Some people prefer the webpage due to the color scaling, which has light blues extending into positive anomalies. Unfortunately, the scaling … Continue reading

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Historical Sea Surface Temperature Adjustments/Corrections aka “The Bucket Model”…

Image Credit: Bob Tisdale – bobtisdale.wordpress.com By WUWT Regular Just The Facts The recent Adjustments/Corrections to the HadCRUT4 and CRUTEM4 Temperature Data Sets by the Met Office Hadley Centre and Climatic Research Unit got me thinking about the cumulative impact … Continue reading

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Washington Post Headline: “Worlds fish have been moving to cooler waters for decades, study finds”

This is an addition to the post Fishy Temperature Proxy by Anthony Watts. INTRODUCTION A new paper about fish migration patterns from 1970 to 2006 is getting some attention by the press. My Figure 1 is Figure 2 from Cheung … Continue reading

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On Hartmann and Wendler 2005 “The Significance of the 1976 Pacific Climate Shift in the Climatology of Alaska.”

Note: this is a companion article for the story: The Guardian’s Suzanne Goldenberg takes a fossil fueled trip to a remote Alaskan village to tell us recent global warming caused it to sink – but that’s not the cause   … Continue reading

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Multidecadal Variations and Sea Surface Temperature Reconstructions

UPDATE: I’ve added a link at the end of the post for those interested in a copy of it in .pdf format. ########### OVERVIEW This is a somewhat lengthy blog post. There’s lots of information for newcomers, and there are … Continue reading

Posted in AMO, ENSO, PDO, Sea Surface Temperature | 29 Comments

SkepticalScience Still Misunderstands or Misrepresents the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)

The author of the recent SkepticalScience post Distinguishing Between Short-Term Variability and Long-Term Trends, Dana Nuccitelli, still misunderstands or misrepresents El Niño and La Niña processes. Either way, he’s missed something. The instrument temperature record indicates that La Niñas and … Continue reading

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Joe Romm Predicts “…All But Certain Ruin for Modern Civilization…” from a NOAA Fisheries Press Release

You can’t make this stuff up. The April 25, 2013 NOAA press release Sea Surface Temperatures Reach Highest Level in 150 Years on Northeast Continental Shelf has been getting coverage by the mainstream media, including alarmist websites like Climate Progress. … Continue reading

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Updates to and ENSO Observations from the WUWT Ocean Reference Page

Image Credit: Monterey Marine Meteorology Division – HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” In making several updates to the WUWT Ocean Reference Page I observed something in the Sea Surface Temperature animation above, that I’ve … Continue reading

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Dana Nuccitelli Misleads and Misinforms in His First Blog Post at The Guardian

The Guardian has a new blog called Climate Consensus – The 97%. The two primary authors are to be Dana Nuccitelli, a regular contributor at SkepticalScience, and John Abraham, Associate Professor at the University of St. Thomas. Dana Nuccitelli’s first … Continue reading

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A Different Perspective of the Equatorial Pacific and ENSO Events

by Bob Tisdale It’s difficult to express how enormous El Niño and La Niña events are. Often, when discussing them, I’ll display a map of the tropical Pacific (see example here) and write something to the effect of, the equatorial … Continue reading

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Are Climate Models Realistic? (Now Includes at Least February Data)

Guest Post By Werner Brozek, Edited By Just The Facts (Note: If you read my report with the January data and just wish to know what is new with the February data, you will find the most important new things … Continue reading

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