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  • 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...
  • AND Is that the Reason Why This El Niño is Not Suppressing the California Drought as Expected? Guest Post by Bob Tisdale El Niño events come in different flavors, and those different flavors can have differing impacts on...
  • Has the PDO flipped? Fri, 15 Jan 16, 6:09am
    Guest post by David Middleton Cyclical changes in the Pacific Ocean have thrown earth’s surface into what may be an unprecedented warming spurt, following a global warming slowdown that lasted about 15 years...
  • Guest Post by Bob Tisdale We recently discussed and illustrated how the differences between sea surface temperature datasets prevented us from knowing which of the recent strong El Niño events (the 1982/83, 1997/98 or 2015/16...
  • Weather Two Months From Now Fri, 18 Dec 15, 1:35pm
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A while back, folks noticed that a couple of months after the El Nino kicked in across the Pacific, the earth would warm up a bit...
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