March Global Sea Surface Temperatures

“Hot” on the heels (ahem) of the March UAH global temperature anomaly, we have the likely primary driver of that number, a persistent El Nino in the Pacific. WUWT contributor…

Tisdale on the importance of El Nino's little sister – recharging ocean heat content

La Nina – The Underappreciated Portion Of ENSO Guest post by Bob Tisdale Perform a Google Scholar search for documents including “El Nino” in quotes and there will be more…

Flashback to 2007 – SST to plunge again?

Steve Goddard points out that warm SST events often have a downside. My view: something like capacitor discharge in an RC circuit. – Anthony Dr. Roy Spencer reported that January,…

Spencer: Record January warmth is mostly sea

NASA Aqua Sea Surface Temperatures Support a Very Warm January, 2010 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. When I saw the “record” warmth of our UAH global-average lower tropospheric temperature…

USGS: Arctic sea too warm for sea ice 3 million years ago

This is a paleoclimatology finding, with current spin added. I guess they haven’t seen the latest on the NAO and AO. USGS Press Release: Arctic Could Face Warmer and Ice-Free…

Hansen on the surface temperature record, Climategate, solar, and El Nino

The Temperature of Science (PDF available here) James Hansen My experience with global temperature data over 30 years provides insight about how the science and its public perception have changed.…

Sea Surface Temperature makes a jump

Bob Tisdale writes: NINO3.4 SST Anomalies Make A Surge NINO3.4 SST Anomalies have reached 1.5 deg C for the week centered on October 28, 2009. http://i37.tinypic.com/nzoyvn.png NINO3.4 SST AnomaliesSOURCEOI.v2 SST…

Why does Ocean Heat Content diverge from GISS projections?

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale: Why Are OHC Observations (0-700m) Diverging From GISS Projections? INTRODUCTION My post “NODC Corrections to Ocean Heat Content (0-700m) Part 2” illustrated the divergence between…

AMSRE Global SST down – near zero – trend since 2002 also down

While we have one blog post that shows OHC disappearing due to an adjustment by KNMI, Ocean Heat Content: cooling gone today with new adjustment, global sea surface temperatures are telling…

NOAA's August global SST record is the result of one data set

Yesterday NOAA announced with much fanfare that: The world’s ocean surface temperature was the warmest for any August on record, and the warmest on record averaged for any June-August (Northern…

NOAA: Warmest Global Sea-Surface Temperatures for August and Summer

From the NOAA press release, just in time for Copenhagen. Of course the satellite record for August tells another story that is not quite so alarming as NCDC’s take on…

Possible Linkage between the 1918 El Niño and the 1918 flu pandemic ?

Of course with H1N1 influenza concerns now reaching another peak in the media, this is bound to add fuel to the fire now that NOAA has announced we’ll likely see…

Woods Hole embraces the Medieval Warm Period – contradict Mann's proxy data

“The more interesting and potentially controversial result is that our data indicate surface water temperatures during a part of the Medieval Warm Period that are similar to today’s…” “Although there…

Spencer: NOAA’s official sea surface temperature product ERSST has spurious warming error, July 2009 SST likely not a record after all.

We should all thank AP’s Seth Borenstein for this, IMHO. Without his article on July SST’s being the hottest ever and it not making much sense, people such as Dr.…

Spencer: analysing alternate satellite data suggests July 2009 was not a record for sea temperature

TRMM Satellite Suggests July 2009 Not a Record for Sea Surface Temperatures August 26th, 2009 By Dr. Roy Spencer UPDATE ADDED: 8/26/09 13:30 CDT  see below NOAA/NCDC recently announced that…

Spencer: Something’s Fishy With Global Ocean Temperature Measurements

Dr. Roy Spencer sent me a notice of his most recent post in email. He offers an invitation for anyone to help “figure this one out”. The result could be…

Record July 2009 Sea Surface Temperatures? The View from Space

From Roy Spencer’s blog (h/t to Ron de Haan) August 21st, 2009 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Since NOAA has announced that their data show July 2009 global-average sea…

Borenstein's AP Sea Surface Temperature Article Is Misleading

Guest Post By Bob Tisdale The Seth Borenstein AP article about the recent high sea surface temperature… http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jLv3LpI0fw21ULmgkJtinBFrwm7AD9A6OUF06 …is misleading. There is a significant difference between what Seth Borenstein reported…

Sea Surface Temperatures "warmest on record"…but

There is a lot of wailing an gnashing of teeth today over this Associated Press story title: In hot water: World’s ocean temps warmest recorded Please take a moment to…