Millennial CO2 And Temperature

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach My mind runs to curious corners of the climate question. I got to thinking about how little the atmospheric CO2 level has changed over most…

Clouds From Both Sides Now

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Clouds are said to be the largest uncertainty in climate models, and I can believe that. Their representation in the models is highly parameterized, each…

Watts Available

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I ponder curious things. I got to thinking about available solar energy. That’s the amount of solar energy that remains after reflection losses.  Just under…

Undeniable Truths

Out in the webiverse someone asked me “Willis… do you consider yourself a denialist?” Mmmm … an excellent question, with an answer which likely won’t go the direction that they…

Drying The Sky

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Eleven years ago I published a post here on Watts Up With That entitled “The Thermostat Hypothesis“. About a year after the post, the journal…

The Picasso Problem

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See update at the end.] Let me start explaining the link from Picasso to climate science by looking at what Dr. Nir Shaviv called “the…

Of Water And Albedo

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach As usual, there is more to learn in the CERES satellite dataset. I got to thinking of the idea put forth by Lacis 2010. He announced…

Clouds and El Nino

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach After the turn of the century, I became interested in climate science. But unlike almost everyone else, I wasn’t surprised by how much the global…

Watching Thunderstorms Chase The Hot Spots

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Once on a lovely hot August day in eastern Oregon, my gorgeous ex-fiancee and I sat entranced and watched a parade of dust devils. I’ve…

Glimpsed Through The Clouds

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See Update at the end.] [See Second Update at the end.] In a recent post, I discussed the new CERES Edition 4.0 dataset. See that post…

The North Atlantic Seesaw

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In my peripatetic meandering through the CERES satellite data, I’ve been looking at the correlation between the temperatures in the NINO3.4 region and the temperatures…

How Thunderstorms Beat The Heat

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I got to thinking again about the thunderstorms, and how much heat they remove from the surface by means of evaporation. We have good data…

Tropical Evaporative Cooling

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been looking again into the satellite rainfall measurements from the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM). I discussed my first look at this rainfall data…

In The Land of El Nino

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [UPDATE: When reading the comments, you’ll notice a number of nasty untrue personal attacks made on me by three commenters with the screen names “Lady Gaiagaia”, “Gloria…