Tag Archives: Atlantic Ocean

Shakun on our wobbly world’s precession, ocean CO2 fizzing, the last ice age, and all that

It seems that the author of the recent paper in Nature (Shakun et al ) says that the Earth’s wobble was a contributor for ending the ice age, but won’t go so far as to call it the trigger. But … Continue reading

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March launch madness at Wallops Island to probe upper atmosphere

From the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center NASA jet stream study will light up the night sky – 5 sounding rockets to launch into upper atmosphere within 5 minutes High in the sky, 60 to 65 miles above Earth’s surface, winds … Continue reading

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Increasing Winter Cold in Recent Years and the Arctic

By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM A new study led by the Georgia Institute of Technology attempted to support a relationship reported in recent years (Overland) between melting ice in the Arctic regions and widespread cold outbreaks in the Northern Hemisphere. “We … Continue reading

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Dust deposition linked to glacier melt

From the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science and the Department of “The Albedo made me do it” comes further proof of what we have been saying before on WUWT about albedo effects of soot and … Continue reading

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2010 Snowmageddon explained, sans global warming/climate change

The 2010 Snowmageddon event was quickly seized upon in an NYT op-ed by global warming zealot Al Gore as yet more proof of…climate…warming…mumble.. something. Yet in this NASA article highlighting a new peer reviewed paper, global warming/climate change isn’t even … Continue reading

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Global Economic Damages from Tropical Cyclones – Sins of Omission

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany A few days ago I saw a report about a paper in Nature Climate Change on future economic damages from tropical cyclones (or hurricanes, as we Americans call them) by Robert Mendelsohn, Kerry Emanuel … Continue reading

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SST’s cooler now than in the Medieval Warming Period

From “The Hockey Schtick“, some inconvenient truth that breaks Mann’s already broken hockey stick into even smaller pieces. A new paper finds significant cooling of Atlantic Ocean over past millennium, making the MWP warmer in terms of sea surface temperature … Continue reading

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CSU’s Klotzbach and Gray Suspend December Hurricane Forecast

UPDATE:  note to readers, Gray and Klotzbach are only discontinuing December forecasts for the season ahead due to limited predictive skill — for the time being.  A main reason is the well-known “Spring barrier” in El Nino Southern Oscillation forecasts … Continue reading

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Ocean temperatures can predict Amazon fire season severity

From the  NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center GREENBELT, Md. — By analyzing nearly a decade of satellite data, a team of scientists led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine and funded by NASA has created a model that can … Continue reading

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Tisdale on Ocean Heat Content Anomalies

April to June 2011 NODC Ocean Heat Content Anomalies (0-700Meters) Update and Comments Guest post by Bob Tisdale A NEW APPEARANCE Due to the noise in the Ocean Heat Content anomaly data for some of the ocean basins, I’ve added 13-month … Continue reading

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What caused the significant increase in Atlantic Ocean heat content since the mid-20th century?

This new paper from Lee et al just published in GRL has an answer. It seems warm water is being transported from the Indian Ocean via the Agulhas leakage. Abstract: As the upper layer of the world ocean warms gradually … Continue reading

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Tisdale on debunking AGW intensification claims about Irene

Previously on WUWT we saw this: Now Bob Tisdale does a numeric analysis along the track, finding some interesting results. Bill McKibben’s wacky claim seen here Climate activist McKibben bizarrely blames Hurricane Irene on global warming is now dead and buried. … Continue reading

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Hurricane season starts today

From NASA Goddard- Atlantic hurricane season sticks to the calendar: System 93L NOTE: I’ve posted the most current image below, the system has already crossed the Florida peninsula and is now in the Gulf of Mexico – Anthony Hurricane season … Continue reading

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Atlantic ‘conveyor belt’ current – still going strong

From the American Geophysical Union: Study suggests no slowing of Atlantic ‘conveyor belt’ current The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), which carries warm water to high northern latitudes near the surface and returns cold water in the deep ocean to … Continue reading

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NOAA hurricane outlook indicates an above-normal Atlantic season

Looks pretty much the same as Mann’s hurricane season predictions The Atlantic basin is expected to see an above-normal hurricane season this year, according to the seasonal outlook issued by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center – a division of the National Weather … Continue reading

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“Profound” climate variability engine found – leakage around the Cape of Good Hope “could mean that current IPCC model predictions for the next century are wrong”

From the National Science Foundation: Threading the Climate Needle: The Agulhas Current System Increased Agulhas “leakage” significant player in global climate variability Additional photos here The Agulhas Current which runs along the east coast of Africa may not be as … Continue reading

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A new “low” for desperation ?

Wow this merits a NOAA press release, there’s a low in the Atlantic! GOES-13 sees an extraordinarily early Atlantic low in the tropics Hurricane season doesn’t start in the Northern Atlantic Ocean until June 1, but a low pressure system … Continue reading

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Satellite-Era Sea Surface Temperature Versus IPCC Hindcast/Projections – Part 2

Guest post by Bob Tisdale THE INDIAN AND ATLANTIC OCEANS INTRODUCTION This post is a continuation of Part 1 – Satellite-Era Sea Surface Temperature Versus IPCC Hindcast/Projections.  It examines the differences between multi-model mean of the IPCC 20C3M (Hindcast)/SRES A1B (Projection) … Continue reading

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Warm water, cold winters

From California Institute of Technology: Warm water causes extra-cold winters in northeastern North America and northeastern Asia PASADENA, Calif.—If you’re sitting on a bench in New York City’s Central Park in winter, you’re probably freezing. After all, the average temperature … Continue reading

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Tisdale tasks Tamino

Comments On Tamino’s AMO Post by Bob Tisdale Tamino’s AMO post is a response to my post Removing The Effects of Natural Variables – Multiple Linear Regression-Based or “Eyeballed” Scaling Factors (hereinafter referred to as the “Removing” post). Tamino took … Continue reading

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