The Ocean Warming Enigma

So the real question is what has caused sea temperatures to steadily rise since 1900? And if you think it is greenhouse gases, then you need to explain how these…

The Ocean Mixed Layer, SST, and Climate Change

By Andy May As described in my previous post, the ocean “mixed layer” is sandwiched between the very thin “skin” layer at the ocean surface and the deep ocean. The…

Ocean Temperature Update

By Andy May A considerable amount of new information on ocean temperature has been gathered since I last wrote about the subject in 2016 here. In my last post on…

Deep Ocean Warming in Degrees C

In recent weeks and months, there’s been a run of papers—with typical mainstream media misinforming embellishments—about improved estimates of the warming of the oceans…and blog posts about them. One thing…

Is ocean warming accelerating faster than thought? In a word, no.

by Nic Lewis There are a number of statements in Cheng et al. (2019) ‘How fast are the oceans warming’, (‘the paper’) that appear to be mistaken and/or potentially misleading.…

Media Reports of +40% Adjustment in Ocean Warming Were Greatly Exaggerated

From Dr Roy Spencer’s Blog January 16th, 2019 Summary: The recently reported upward adjustment in the 1971-2010 Ocean Heat Content (OHC) increase compared to the last official estimate from the…

The ‘Little Ice Age’ hundreds of years ago is STILL cooling the bottom of Pacific, researchers find

From The Daily Mail The Little Ice Age brought colder-than-average temps around the 17th century Researchers say temperatures in deep Pacific lag behind those at the surface As a result,…

Study reconstructing ocean warming finds ocean circulation changes may account for significant portion of sea level rise

Study suggests that in the last 60 years up to half the observed warming and associated sea level rise in low- and mid- latitudes of the Atlantic Ocean is due…

FRIDAY FUNNY – At Long Last, Kevin Trenberth’s Missing Heat May Have Been Found! Repeat, May Have Been

UPDATED: See the update at the end of the post about climate sensitivity. # # # Alternate title: Press Release Plus Mainstream Media & Blogosphere Responses to Resplandy et al.…

Friday Funny – Climate Central’s scare graph excuse: ‘The oceans ate the warming’

Sometimes, you just have to laugh at the sheer desperation of claims being made. Such is the case of the agitprop known as “Climate Central” which is privately funded to…

Claim: Oceans are warming rapidly, study says

From the INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES and the “worse than we thought” mind of climate activist John Abraham comes this study, that frankly, isn’t very believable,…

Stokes and the "somehow" theory of ocean heat

A Correction – And Much More of the Answer Guest essay by Mike Jonas I think this post is a big deal. It’s not quite the answer to everything but,…

Climate Models are NOT Simulating Earth’s Climate – Part 3

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale UPDATE:  See the update below Figure 1.24-8 for the IPCC’s correction of their Figure 9.17 from the 5th Assessment Report.  Thanks, Nic. # # #…

Comments on Riser et al (2016) – An Infomercial about the ARGO Program

UPDATE: I’ve crossed out the entire discussion of the top of the atmosphere energy imbalance and removed the illustration. See the note at the beginning of that heading. # #…

Seth Borenstein: "Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997"

Guest post by David Middleton WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed. Scientists have long…

Climate Models Fail: Global Ocean Heat Content (Based on TOA Energy Imbalance)

[This is an important essay, so I’m going to make it a top post at WUWT for a day. New stories will appear below this one. -Anthony] Guest Post by…

Ocean Heat: New Study Shows Climate Scientists Can Still Torture Data until the Data Confess

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale A week or so ago, a troll left a link at my blog (Thanks, David) to a supposed-to-be-alarming blog post about a new climate study…

Can We Tell If The Oceans Are Warming?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, I was going to write about hourly albedo changes, honest I was, but as is often the case I got sidetractored. My great thanks…

Things In General

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach My business card gives my job title as “Generalist”. Let me give you an example of why this is an advantage in climate science. I worked…

Bad News for Trenberth’s Missing Heat – New Study Finds the Deep Oceans Cooled from 1992 to 2011 and…

…that some of the warming nearer to the surface came from the deep ocean. Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The paper is Liang et al. (2015) Vertical Redistribution of Oceanic…

Ocean 'Global Warming' is not actually 'global' at all

UPDATE: I forgot to note that the data in Figure 1 have been zeroed at the year 2003. That was done to simplify the illustration. # # # The National…

Argo And Ocean Heat Content

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Today I ran across an interesting presentation from 2013 regarding the Argo floats. These are a large number of independent floats spread all across the world…

Finally Some Reality from RealClimate – But, Unfortunately, They Remained Unreal about Some Things

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The post Ocean heat storage: a particularly lousy policy target + Update at RealClimate finally presented a few realities of the global-warming metric known as…

With ARGO, There is a Wide Range Warming (and Cooling) Rates of the Oceans to Depths of 2000 Meters

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The KNMI Climate Explorer has added a number of datasets to their Monthly observations webpage, where users select desired data based on global coordinates. (Many…