Southeast Greenland Sea Surface Temperature 1° – 2°C Warmer In 1940 Than Today, New Study Shows

Today some scientists like claiming the present is warmer than at any time in the past 1000 years and suggest the Greenland ice sheets are rapidly melting. But the results…

Complete Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Back in 2015 in a post called “Noise Assisted Data Analysis“, I described a way to decompose a signal into its underlying components. It’s known…

A Chain Of Effects

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In looking at the climate I’m often reminded of Sufi stories. The Sufis are an ancient mystical sect. They are often associated with Islam, and…

A Sea-Surface Temperature Picture Worth a Few Hundred Words!

We covered this paper when it was first released, here is some commentary on it – Anthony Guest essay by By PATRICK J. MICHAELS On January 7 a paper by Veronika Eyring and…

A Very Quick Introduction to NOAA’s New “Pause-Buster 2” Sea Surface Temperature Dataset ERSST.v5

I will soon be publishing again my Monthly Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly posts at my blog ClimateObservations and at WattsUpWithThat . Since my last update back…

Nothing Unprecedented about The Sea Surface Temperatures for Hurricane Florence’s Storm Track

Guest essay by Bob Tisdale It’s been a couple of weeks since Hurricane Florence made landfall as a Category 1 storm. The weakening from a Category 4 storm must’ve really tweaked…

Sea Surface Temperatures ahead of Hurricane Florence

August 2018 Hurricane Region Sea Surface Temperatures, in Advance of the Peak Hurricane Month and Florence Making Landfall, Assuming She Does Guest essay by Bob Tisdale September is upon us, and…

With Florence approaching, Sea Surface Temperatures have been exceeded in the past, as far back as the 1860s

Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies of the Patch of Warmer-Than-Normal Waters in the North Atlantic Guest essay by Bob Tisdale With Hurricane/Tropical Storm Florence approaching the continental United States, the patch of…

Bucket list: Historic global ocean temperature data – the missing pedigree is a comedy of errors

By Hartmut Hoecht 1. Introduction This paper addresses the glaring disregard within the scientific community in addressing thermal data errors of global ocean probing. Recent and older records are compiled…

A Hard Rain's Gonna Chill

  I was re-reading an old post of mine entitled “How Thunderstorms Beat The Heat“. I say “re-reading” because I couldn’t remember writing some parts of it. Yes, it was…

Gulf Summers Aren’t Global Averages: A Reply to Farron Cousins

Alan Reynolds, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute DeSmogBlog contributor Farron Cousins writes, “Newsweek Gives Cato Institute Climate Denier A Platform.” That means my piece, “Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Can’t Be Blamed…

El Niño WATCH cancelled; ENSO neutral likely for 2017

From the “now the warmest year on record hopes are dashed” department: Via Bloomberg: All eight climate models surveyed by Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology suggest tropical Pacific Ocean temperatures are…

Claim: El Niño and global warming combine to cause record-breaking heat in Southeast Asia

From the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN and the “what if it’s only El Niño, then what?” department: Scientists at The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) have found that a…

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,…

Mainstream Media Ignores New Study: Present Sea Surface Temperatures “Indistinguishable” From Those During Last Interglacial…

…When Sea Levels Were Roughly 20 to 30 Feet Higher than Today Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Science recently published Hoffman, et al. (2017) Regional and global sea-surface temperatures during…

Because of the GISS and NOAA Press Conference about 2016 Global Surface Temperatures…

…A Reminder of How Horribly Climate Models Simulate the Surface Temperatures of Earth’s Oceans. Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post serves as the annual model-data comparison for sea surface…

The "blob" in the Pacific turns from warm to cold – and it's even bigger

Thanks to Bob Tisdale, we’ve covered the evolution, peak, and demise of the sea surface temperature phenomenon labeled as “The Blob” in the North Pacific for awhile now. According to…

Something to Keep an Eye On – The Large Blue Ribbon of Below-Normal Sea Surface Temperatures in the North Pacific

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The weather pattern that created Siberia’s well-below-normal land surface air temperatures in October 2016 … October 2016 Land Surface Air Temperature Anomalies (GHCN-CAMS through KNMI…

THE BLOB Has Dissipated

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Animation 1 – Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Maps from the CMC Environment Canada (September 17, 2016 and October 27, 2016) The Blob was the name…

Nothing Unusual about the Sea Surface Temperatures and Anomalies for the Hurricane Main Development Region at the 2016 Season’s Start

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale During the hurricane season, I’ll be adding the sea surface temperatures and anomalies of the Main Development Region of hurricane development in the North Atlantic…

Hurricane Main Development Region of North Atlantic – Climate Model-Simulated Sea Surface Temperatures Are Too Cool

And Those Too-Cool Surface Temperatures Create Obvious Problems for Researchers Guest Post by Bob Tisdale UPDATE:  The closing has been revised. The sea surface temperatures of the tropical North Atlantic…

Modern Scientific Controversies Part 2: The Great Barrier Reef Wars

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Prologue:  This is the second in a series of several essays that will discuss ongoing scientific controversies, a specific type of which are often…

Do the Adjustments to Sea Surface Temperature Data Lower the Global Warming Rate?

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Quick answer:  Over the long term, the answer is yes, but for shorter terms it depends on the sea surface temperature dataset and time period.…

Tracking 'marine heatwaves' since 1950 — and how the 'blob' stacks up

From the University of Washington Unusually warm oceans can have widespread effects on marine ecosystems. Warm patches off the Pacific Northwest from 2013 to 2015, and a couple of years…