Tag Archives: Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

Announcing the launch of ClimateDialogue.org

Exploring different views on climate change Goal of ClimateDialogue.org ClimateDialogue.org offers a platform for discussions between invited climate scientists on important climate topics that have been subject to scientific and public debate. The goal of the platform is to explore … Continue reading

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Extreme cures for extreme sea level projections

Guest post by Cliff Ollier The Australian (March 24) reports that Port Macquarie Hastings Council is recommending the enforcement of a “planned retreat” because of an alleged danger from sea level rise in the distant future. The controversy about moving … Continue reading

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Argo, Latitude, Day, and Reynolds Interpolation

Guest post by Willis Eschenbach This is another of my occasional reports from my peripatetic travels through the Argo data (see the Appendix for my other dispatches from the front lines). In the comments to my previous post, I had … Continue reading

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On The IPCC’s Undue Confidence In Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Climate Models – A Summary Of Recent Posts

I’ve placed Bob’s Figure 21 at the top of this post, because it shows something quite interesting, note to caption in red, upper left. – Anthony Guest post by Bob Tisdale Figure 21 OVERVIEW This post is a summary of … Continue reading

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An Initial Look At The Hindcasts Of The NCAR CCSM4 Coupled Climate Model

Guest post by Bob Tisdale OVERVIEW This post compares the instrument observations of three global temperature anomaly datasets (NINO3, Global, and North Atlantic “Plus”) to the hindcasts of the NCAR couple climate model CCSM4, which was used in a couple … Continue reading

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Rationalizing Trenberth’s missing heat

By Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. Additional Information On The “Ocean’s Missing Heat” By Katsman and van Oldenborgh 2011 I discussed the papers C. A. Katsman and G. J. van Oldenborgh, 2011: Tracing the upper ocean’s ‘missing heat’. Geophysical Research Letters (in … Continue reading

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Tisdale: An Introduction To The Hadley Centre’s New HADSST3 Sea Surface Temperature Data

 by Bob Tisdale The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) has added the Hadley Centre’s new Sea Surface Temperature (SST) dataset HADSST3 to their Climate Explorer. (Thanks to Dr. Geert Jan van Oldenborgh for the update.) The following post is a … Continue reading

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Siting related temperature bias at the Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

“This a complicating factor for the homogenization of daily temperature series.” WUWT first reported on the issues with the KNMI De Bilt weather station in October 2009 here. About that time, Dr. Pielke Sr. and I were given access to … Continue reading

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New peer reviewed paper shows just how bad the climate models really are

One of the biggest, if not the biggest issues of climate science skepticism is the criticism of over-reliance on computer model projections to suggest future outcomes. In this paper, climate models were hindcast tested against actual surface observations, and found … Continue reading

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