Is Satellite Altimeter-based Sea Level Rise Acceleration from a Biased Water Vapor Correction?

From Dr. Roy W. Spencer’s Blog March 7th, 2019 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. SUMMARY: Evidence is presented that an over-correction of satellite altimeter data for increasing water vapor might be at least partly responsible for the claimed “acceleration” of recent sea level rise. UPDATE: [03/18 Dr. Spencer contacted me this am to notify…

Dr. Roy Spencer's Sea Surface Temperatures

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Over at Roy Spencer’s excellent web site, Dr. Roy has a post up showing a sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly calculated from AMSR-E, TMI, and WindSat. Here’s his post of the results: Figure 1. Global Microwave Sea Surface Temperature Update for Feb. 2013: -0.01 deg. C Regarding these results, Dr.…

In space, there are no Jiffy Lubes

Dr. Roy Spencer reports that AMSR-E shut down today, too much torque on the rotating element, and all it needs to keep going is a lube job. AMSR-E Ends 9+ Years of Global Observations by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. UPDATE #1: See update at end. The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for the Earth Observing…