Claim: atmosphere heats the oceans, melts Antarctic ice shelf

From Penn State Underlying ocean melts ice shelf, speeds up glacier movement Warm ocean water, not warm air, is melting the Pine Island Glacier’s floating ice shelf in Antarctica and…

Updates to and ENSO Observations from the WUWT Ocean Reference Page

Image Credit: Monterey Marine Meteorology Division – HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” In making several updates to the WUWT Ocean Reference Page I observed…

Nutri-systems for climate control

From the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK) Ocean nutrients a key component of future change say scientists Variations in nutrient availability in the world’s oceans could be a vital component…

Another nutty geoengineering idea – Olivine dust

From the Institute of Physics Researchers analyse ‘rock dissolving’ method of geoengineering The benefits and side effects of dissolving particles in our ocean’s surfaces to increase the marine uptake of…

A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – "Extreme Weather" Update

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Recently there have been increased efforts to link “Climate Change” and “Extreme Weather” e.g., NOAA links extreme weather to climate change CBS – July…

Shrinking Nemo – global warming to make fish smaller

From the University of British Columbia , a fish story inspired by a model: Fish getting smaller as the oceans warm: UBC research Changes in ocean and climate systems could…

A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – 2nd Quarter, 2012 – "What Global Warming Looks Like" Update

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” In the US we are currently being bombarded with claims that “this summer is ‘what global warming looks like’” from the Associated Press and…

A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – Peter Gleick Edition

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” I recently came across a January 21st, 2012 Peter Gleick article 2011 Climate Change in Pictures and Data: Just the Facts, which appears to…

A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – Quarterly Update

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” This format received a positive response in the previous article and apparently encouraged Skeptical Science to take A Big Picture Look at Global Warming,…

Argo Notes the Third

I got into this investigation of Argo because I disbelieved their claimed error of 0.002°C for the annual average temperature of the top mile of the ocean. I discussed this…

Argo and the Ocean Temperature Maximum

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach It has been known for some time that the “Pacific Warm Pool”, the area just northeast of Australia, has a maximum temperature. It never gets…

A Big Picture Look At "Earth's Temperature"

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Often in the climate debate, generalities are used to address more nuanced issues, e.g. “There is broad scientific consensus that Earth’s climate is warming…

Introducing the WUWT Global Temperature Page

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Our newest addition is the WUWT Global Temperature Page, which includes graphs, graphics and animations on Global Atmospheric, Surface and Ocean Temperatures, as well…

More Evidence that Global Warming is a False Alarm

Roy Spencer writes on his website: NASA’s James Hansen is probably right about this point: the importance of ocean heat storage to a better understanding of how sensitive the climate…

Sea level may drop in 2010

Guest post by John Kehr Based on the most current data it appears that 2010 is going to show the largest drop in global sea level ever recorded in the…