Tag Archives: Ocean

Claim: atmosphere heats the oceans, melts Antarctic ice shelf

From Penn State Underlying ocean melts ice shelf, speeds up glacier movement Warm ocean water, not warm air, is melting the Pine Island Glacier’s floating ice shelf in Antarctica and may be the culprit for increased melting of other ice … 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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Nutri-systems for climate control

From the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK) Ocean nutrients a key component of future change say scientists Variations in nutrient availability in the world’s oceans could be a vital component of future environmental change, according to a multi-author review paper … Continue reading

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Another nutty geoengineering idea – Olivine dust

From the Institute of Physics Researchers analyse ‘rock dissolving’ method of geoengineering The benefits and side effects of dissolving particles in our ocean’s surfaces to increase the marine uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2), and therefore reduce the excess amount of … Continue reading

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A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – “Extreme Weather” Update

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Recently there have been increased efforts to link “Climate Change” and “Extreme Weather” e.g., NOAA links extreme weather to climate change CBS – July 10, 2012, “NASA scientist links climate change, extreme weather” CNN … Continue reading

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Shrinking Nemo – global warming to make fish smaller

From the University of British Columbia , a fish story inspired by a model: Fish getting smaller as the oceans warm: UBC research Changes in ocean and climate systems could lead to smaller fish, according to a new study led … Continue reading

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A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – 2nd Quarter, 2012 – “What Global Warming Looks Like” Update

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” In the US we are currently being bombarded with claims that “this summer is ‘what global warming looks like’” from the Associated Press and “summer heat wave an early indication of global warming” from … Continue reading

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A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – Peter Gleick Edition

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” I recently came across a January 21st, 2012 Peter Gleick article 2011 Climate Change in Pictures and Data: Just the Facts, which appears to mimic the format and approach of my January 1st, 2012 … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Antarctic, Arctic, Earth, Fakegate, Global warming, measurement, Oceans, Proxies, Sea ice, Sea level, Sea Surface Temperature, Snow, Temperature | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 148 Comments

A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – Quarterly Update

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” This format received a positive response in the previous article and apparently encouraged Skeptical Science to take A Big Picture Look at Global Warming, thus this article will be updated on a quarterly basis … Continue reading

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Argo Notes the Third

I got into this investigation of Argo because I disbelieved their claimed error of 0.002°C for the annual average temperature of the top mile of the ocean. I discussed this in “Decimals of Precision“, where I showed that the error … Continue reading

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Argo and the Ocean Temperature Maximum

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach It has been known for some time that the “Pacific Warm Pool”, the area just northeast of Australia, has a maximum temperature. It never gets much warmer than around 30 – 31°C. This has been … Continue reading

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A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature”

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Often in the climate debate, generalities are used to address more nuanced issues, e.g. “There is broad scientific consensus that Earth’s climate is warming rapidly and at an accelerating rate.” from the Wikipedia for … Continue reading

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Introducing the WUWT Global Temperature Page

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Our newest addition is the WUWT Global Temperature Page, which includes graphs, graphics and animations on Global Atmospheric, Surface and Ocean Temperatures, as well as a summary of Northern Hemisphere Temperatures at the end. … Continue reading

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More Evidence that Global Warming is a False Alarm

Roy Spencer writes on his website: NASA’s James Hansen is probably right about this point: the importance of ocean heat storage to a better understanding of how sensitive the climate system is to our greenhouse gas emissions. The more efficient … Continue reading

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Ocean Heat Content Adjustments: Follow-up and More Missing Heat

Guest post by Craig Loehle On June 2, 2009 at WUWT in Anomalous Spike in Ocean Heat Content I commented on what looked like a data discontinuity in ocean heat content data. In this follow-up post, I show that the recent … Continue reading

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Sea level may drop in 2010

Guest post by John Kehr Based on the most current data it appears that 2010 is going to show the largest drop in global sea level ever recorded in the modern era.  Since many followers of global warming believe that … Continue reading

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