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…

Global Sea Surface Temperature Responses to the 1997/98 and 2015/16 El Niño Events

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Alternate Title:  Just in Case You Thought Sea Surface Temperatures around the Globe Responded Similarly to Strong El Niños This post will illustrate quite clearly…

Climate Models Are NOT Simulating Earth’s Climate – Part 2

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post will serve as part 2 of the 2015 update of the model-data comparisons of satellite-era sea surface temperatures. The 2014 update is here.…

Climate Models Are NOT Simulating Earth’s Climate – Part 1

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post will serve as part 1 of the 2015 update of the model-data comparisons of satellite-era sea surface temperatures. The 2014 update is here.…

"Phytoplankton rapidly disappearing from the Indian Ocean" or not.

  Guest post by David Middleton, feature image borrowed from iHerb. A rapid loss of phytoplankton threatens to turn the western Indian Ocean into an “ecological desert,” a new study…

On the Monumental Differences in Warming Rates between Global Sea Surface Temperature Datasets during the NOAA-Picked Global-Warming Hiatus Period of 2000 to 2014

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale UPDATE: See the 2 updates under the heading of A QUICK OVERVIEW OF SHIP-BUOY BIAS ADJUSTMENTS. # # # Alternate Title: NOAA Has a Sea…

THE BLOB Seems to Be Disappearing at the Surface – But Will It Reemerge?

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Sad to say, I suspect it may reemerge at the surface…maybe not as strong as in the past, but I don’t think it’s going to…

Pause Buster SST Data: Has NOAA Adjusted Away a Relationship between NMAT and SST that the Consensus of CMIP5 Climate Models Indicate Should Exist?

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale In this post, we’re going to discuss one of the three adjustments with the greatest impacts on the new NOAA “pause buster” sea surface temperature…

August 2015 Update for The Blob

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post provides background information and a quick update on the naturally occurring warming event in the eastern North Pacific known as The Blob. Not…

North Pacific Update: The Blob’s Strengthening Suggests It’s Not Ready to Depart

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post provides an update of the unusual warming event in the sea surfaces of the eastern extratropical North Pacific…what is now regularly called “The…

'Warm blob' in Pacific Ocean not caused by climate change, affects U.S. weather

From the University of Washington: ‘Warm blob’ in Pacific Ocean linked to weird weather across the US The one common element in recent weather has been oddness. The West Coast…

Alarmists Bizarrely Claim “Just what AGW predicts” about the Record High Global Sea Surface Temperatures in 2014

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale UPDATE (Jan 13, 2015):  See the end of the post for a copy in pdf format. # # # This post is the annual model-data…

Has NOAA Once Again Tried to Adjust Data to Match Climate Models?

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The topic of discussion is their new sea surface temperature dataset, ERSST.v4.  Based on a breakpoint analysis recently promoted by RealClimate, NOAA appears to have…

Quick Look at the DATA for the New NOAA Sea Surface Temperature Dataset

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale UPDATE: There was an error in the November 2014 update of the ERSST.v4 sea surface temperature data supplied by NOAA. It impacted the data presented…

Researchers Find Northeast Pacific Surface Warming (1900-2012) Caused By Changes in Atmospheric Circulation, NOT Manmade Forcings

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale UPDATE:  See the update at the end of the post. One of the authors of the paper has joined us here at WUWT. # #…

NOAA Is Updating Their Sea Surface Temperature Dataset

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Why is that a big deal? 70% of NOAA’s land+ocean surface temperature dataset is sea surface temperature data. NOAA recently published the first of the…

UKMO Hadley Centre Datasets Appear Split on Whether 2014 Will Have Record-Warm Global Sea Surfaces

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale A few days ago, we showed that global ocean surfaces are, just barely, at record warm levels in 2014, according to the two NOAA sea…

Meteorological Annual Mean (Dec-Nov) Global Sea Surface Temperatures Set a Record High in 2014 By a Whopping…

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Monthly sea surface temperature data from NOAA (ERSST.v3b) are available online well before the global land air+sea surface temperature suppliers (NASA GISS and NOAA NCDC)…

Did ENSO and the “Monster” Kelvin Wave Contribute to the Record High Global Sea Surface Temperatures in 2014?

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Of course they did. Those who have followed the 2014/15 El Niño series from its start back in April will recall all the hoopla about…

Claim: Warmest oceans ever recorded

From the University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST “This summer has seen the highest global mean sea surface temperatures ever recorded since their systematic measuring started. Temperatures even exceed those of…

Sorry to Disappoint: Cooling in the North Pacific? Not So Much

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The sea surface temperature anomaly maps from Unisys had many people thinking there had been a drastic cooling of the surface of the extratropical North…