Sea ice extent – answer to skepticalscience.com

Guest Post by Frank Lansner (frank), Answer to the Skepticalscience.com article: http://www.skepticalscience.com/DMI-data-on-Arctic-temperatures-Intermediate.html regarding the article: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/08/05/dmi-polar-data-shows-cooler-arctic-temperature-since-1958/ I can see that skepticalscience appears satisfied with the DMI data when you use the full year data – so what causes the summer temperature mismatch north of 80N between GISS data and DMI data? Let’s refresh our memories: A…

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Bradley Copies Fritts

A remarkable bit of digging by our man McIntyre finds out more about certain people who live in glass houses. From Climate Audit (reposted with explicit permission from the author for the plagiarism police,) In the original Deep Climate post about Wegman, DC characterized Bradley 1999, a revision of the 1985 edition of Bradley’s textbook,…

How Wicked Is This Problem?

by Tom Fuller, Let’s start with proper attribution of Wikipedia’s definition: ““Wicked problem” is a phrase originally used in social planning to describe a problem that is difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements that are often difficult to recognize. Moreover, because of complex interdependencies, the effort to solve one aspect…

Update And Changes To NODC Ocean Heat Content Data

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale, As noted in the post October 2010 Update to NODC Ocean Heat Content Data, the National Oceanographic Data Center has updated itsOCEAN HEAT CONTENT (OHC) data. This is the dataset based on the Levitus et al (2009) paper “Global ocean heat content(1955-2008) in light of recent instrumentation problems”, Geophysical Research Letters. Refer…

Announcement

Readers may recall a few weeks back where I mentioned that there was a major health challenge in my family. It remains, but we do have a plan of attack. That will occur this Tuesday, and a 5.5 hour surgery at one of the country’s top medical centers is involved. The operation is not on…

El Niño Modoki: The big shifter?

UNISYS Current Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Plot – click to enlarge From the Georgia Institute of Technology Climate change may alter natural climate cycles of Pacific While it’s still hotly debated among scientists whether climate change causes a shift from the traditional form of El Nino to one known as El Nino Modoki, online in…