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  • Under The Equator Thu, 26 Nov 20, 9:00am
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Inspired by my previous posts, Boy Child Girl Child and Sea Levels in the Nino-Nina Cycle, I decided to take a look at what is happening below the sea surface along the Equator...
  • Sea Levels in the Nino Nina Cycle Tue, 24 Nov 20, 5:00am
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [UPDATE: Grrr … my numbers are out by a factor of ten. The netCDF file gave the units as metres, but then included a “scale factor” of .0001. So for the moment, you can divide all the...
  • Boy Child, Girl Child Mon, 9 Nov 20, 9:00am
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve said before that I consider myself a climate heretic rather than a climate skeptic. A skeptic doubts parts of things. A heretic questions the basic assumptions underlying the whole...
  • According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), La Niña is back in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean, after nearly a decade’s absence.
  • A new study led by University of Hawai'i at Mānoa researchers, published in the journal Nature Communications this week, revealed that correctly simulating ocean current variations hundreds of feet below the ocean surface...
  • There comes a point during mid-summer when the veil of uncertainty lifts regarding the nature of the upcoming winter season and we are at that point now.
  • Rice, Georgia Tech study in Science reveals Pacific temperatures over a millennium Rice University Georgia Tech climate scientist Kim Cobb samples an ancient coral for radiometric dating...
  • By Paul Dorian NOAA’s CFS v2 computer forecast model is predicting relatively strong La Nina conditions by later this summer (August/September/October); SST anomalies plot courtesy NOAA *La Nina may form in the equatorial...
  • Reposted from the Cliff Mass Weather Blog Friday, February 14, 2020 A Weak El Nino Transitioning to La Nada During the past few months we have moved from near neutral conditions (La Nada) to a weak El Nino (warmer than normal...
  • Reposted from Dr Roy Spencer’s Blog May 13th, 2019 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. A major uncertainty in figuring out how much of recent warming has been human-caused is knowing how much nature has caused. The IPCC is quite...
  • Curious Correlations Sat, 11 May 19, 11:27am
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Grrrrr … gotta pull this one. The effect I found was due to the interaction of the El Nino with the seasons. Once I removed that, very different results. When I’m wrong, I’m...
  • Ph.D. student extracts world-first centuries long seasonal record of El Niños from coral cores University of New South Wales Melbourne: Australian scientists have developed an innovative method using cores drilled from coral...
  • The La Nina Pump Tue, 17 Jul 18, 12:21pm
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Sometimes a chance comment sets off a whole chain of investigation. Somewhere recently, in passing I noted the idea of the slope of the temperature gradient across the Pacific along the Equator....
  • MLO and MEI Sat, 2 Jun 18, 2:59pm
    In my last post, which was about the Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO) in Hawaii, Dr. Richard Keen and others noted that for a good comparison, there was a need to remove the variations due to El Nino. Dr. Keen said that he uses...
  • The North Atlantic Seesaw Sun, 25 Jun 17, 4:29am
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In my peripatetic meandering through the CERES satellite data, I’ve been looking at the correlation between the temperatures in the NINO3.4 region and the temperatures of the rest of...
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