Tag Archives: Arctic Oscillation

Models Fail: Scandinavian Land Surface Air Temperature Anomalies

UPDATE: I’ve added a comment by Marcel Crok to the end of the post. #### The climate models being used by the IPCC for their upcoming 5th Assessment Report show little skill at being able to simulate a number of … Continue reading

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Another amplification mechanism discovered by which the Sun affects Earth’s climate

From The Hockey Schtick A paper published Tuesday in the Journal of Climate finds tiny variations in solar activity over 11-year solar cycles have greatly amplified effects upon climate via changes in the Arctic Oscillation, North Pacific sea surface temperatures … Continue reading

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Global Warming To Bring Colder/Warmer Winters

By Paul Homewood It seems that every time we get some snow, another “scientist” is wheeled out to explain that, no matter how cold it gets, it is all down to global warming. In the last week or so, we … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News: NSIDC’s Dr. Walt Meier on this Arctic ice season

Guest post by Dr. Walt Meier, National Snow and Ice Data Center Winds, Temperatures, and Arctic Sea Ice Extent As the summer sea ice melt season gets into high gear, I thought I’d do a post on sea ice processes … Continue reading

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The Economist Provides Readers With Erroneous Information About Arctic Sea Ice

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” A June 16th article in the Economist “The vanishing north” states that; “Between now and early September, when the polar pack ice shrivels to its summer minimum, they will pore over the daily sea … Continue reading

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Russian river water affecting the Arctic – AO shift blamed

From the University of Washington Russian river water unexpected culprit behind Arctic freshening near US, Canada A hemisphere-wide phenomenon – and not just regional forces – has caused record-breaking amounts of freshwater to accumulate in the Arctic’s Beaufort Sea. Freshwater … Continue reading

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Arctic ice refreezing after falling short of 2007 record

By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM, AMS Fellow The arctic ice appears to have bottomed out at a level 6.4% higher than the 2007 record. Mark Serreze of the National Snow and Ice Data Center says the Arctic could be ice-free in … Continue reading

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The Earth’s biosphere is booming, data suggests that CO2 is the cause, part 2

The SeaWiFS instrument aboard the Seastar satellite has been collecting ocean data since 1997. By monitoring the color of reflected light via satellite, scientists can determine how successfully plant life is photosynthesizing. A measurement of photosynthesis is essentially a measurement … Continue reading

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Another Eastern Snow – Brutal Winter Assault Continues

Guest post By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM, AMS Fellow Mother Nature for the second year in a row is sending a message to alarmists in the government and the media. Another snowstorm has swept across the nation and focused its fury … Continue reading

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Something topical

Guest post by Erl Happ The Northern Hemisphere is having an old fashioned winter. I thought it might be of interest to look back at history for any lessons that might be there. I think that we already have enough … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News #33

I’ve held the normal Sunday Sea Ice news until NSIDC released their monthly report, which they did today. I’m repeating it here verbatim. The main issue with Arctic extent has to do with the persistent Arctic Oscillation induced high over … Continue reading

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NOAA on Miami Florida: Coldest December on Record

From the NOAA National Weather Service Office in Miami comes this year end report: 2010 South Florida Weather Year in Review Coldest December on Record Concludes Year of Extremes December 30th, 2010: Temperature and precipitation extremes marked the weather of … Continue reading

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The Madden – Julian Oscillation

In a recent discussion in comments regarding the AO (Arctic Oscillation), this subject was brought up by R. Gates (IIRC) I thought I would make it prime time for the educational value it offers.

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Greenland blows hot and cold while Europe freezes

There’s a colorfully sharp temperature contrast in Greenland, one might think it was “red hot” there. Hmmm where have we seen something like this before? The warm red pocket over southern Greenland and Eastern Canada is caused by a blocking … Continue reading

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