Tag Archives: Levitus

New CERES Data and Ocean Heat Content

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach We have gotten three more years of data for the CERES dataset, which is good, more data is always welcome. However, one of the sad things about the CERES dataset is that we can’t use … Continue reading

About these ads
Posted in Ocean Heat Content | Tagged , , | 101 Comments

Ocean Heat Content Variations—Satellites vs Oceanographers

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I got to looking at the numbers for how much energy is exported from the tropics each month by this great heat engine we call the climate. As I discussed in The Magnificent Climate Heat … Continue reading

Posted in Ocean Heat Content | Tagged , , | 70 Comments

Accuracy, Precision, and One Watt per Square Metre

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been investigating one of my favorite datasets in the last few days, the CERES satellite-based top-of-atmosphere (TOA) radiation dataset. In particular, I’ve taken month-by-month global and hemispheric averages of the data. The dataset consists … Continue reading

Posted in Albedo, Trenberth's missing heats | Tagged , , , | 158 Comments

Forcing The Ocean To Confess

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach According to the current climate paradigm, if the forcing (total downwelling energy) increases, a combination of two things happens. Some of the additional incoming energy (forcing) goes into heating the surface, and some goes into … Continue reading

Posted in Ocean Heat Content, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 274 Comments

Why Reanalysis Data Isn’t …

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was reading through the recent Trenberth paper on ocean heat content that’s been discussed at various locations around the web. It’s called “Distinctive climate signals in reanalysis of global ocean heat content”,  paywalled, of course. … Continue reading

Posted in Ocean Heat Content | Tagged , , , , | 113 Comments

The Layers of Meaning in Levitus

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There have been a lot of electrons sacrificed on the altar of the discussion of the Levitus ocean heat content data. The oddity seems to be that the deep ocean is gaining heat faster than … Continue reading

Posted in Ocean Heat Content | Tagged , | 81 Comments

By Land and By Sea

Guest post by Willis Eschenbach Bob Tisdale has discussed a variety of issues with the hemispheric and basis-by-basin Levitus summary of the ARGO data in his excellent post here on WUWT. I wanted to take a larger look at at … Continue reading

Posted in Ocean Heat Content | Tagged , , , , , , | 112 Comments

More Ocean-sized Errors in Levitus et al.

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Previously, we discussed the errors in Levitus et al here in An Ocean of Overconfidence Unfortunately, the supplemental information for the new Levitus et al. paper has not been published. Fortunately, WUWT regular P. Solar … Continue reading

Posted in Oceans | Tagged , , , | 58 Comments

An Ocean of Overconfidence

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I previously discussed the question of error bars in oceanic heat content measurements in “Decimals of Precision“. There’s a new study of changes in oceanic heat content, by Levitus et al., called “World Ocean Heat … Continue reading

Posted in ARGO data, Oceans, statistics | Tagged , , , | 135 Comments