Global Satellite Temperature Plummets As Surface Cooling Makes Way Into Lower Troposphere

German meteorological site here presents the latest developments on surface temperatures. Today I’m focused on the part dealing with the rapidly declining global temperature (TLT).

Cold June spell about to hit Europe – more heavy summer rains in 2016 will lead to more flooding.

By Schneefan
(Translated, edited by P Gosselin)

The current global development is characterized by a rash global cooling after the El Niño reached its peak in global temperatures in February 2016: Global cooling strengthens – “Global Warming” Reality Check May 2016.

…The drop in the deviation by the satellite temperatures from the mean is – 0.23°K at RSS compared to the previous month April (0.76 K) and is greater than what was recorded by UAH,. The temperatures really plummeted after their peak high in February, 2016:

Die globalen Temperaturabweichungen der unteren Troposphäre (TLT) von RSS zeigen trotz eines kräftigen El Niño-Ereignisses seit NH-Sommer 2015 und Rekordtemperatur in einem Februar 2016 seit Beginn der Satellitenmessungen im Dezember 1978 weiterhin keine Erwärmung von Ende 1997 bis einschließlich Februar 2016. (grüne Flatline des linearen Trends). Quelle:


Surface cooling reaching up into lower troposphere

The above plot depicts the global temperature deviation from the mean (red line) for the lower troposphere (TLT) from RSS, December 1978 up through May 2016, showing an insignificant rise in the linear trend (blue line) since December 1997. Despite the powerful El Niño since the summer of 2015 and a record satellite measured temperature in February 2016, there has not been warming since 1997 (flat green line).

The global atmosphere reacts from the bottom up to the diminishing heating from the rapidly weakening El Niño event at the equatorial Pacific, whereby in May 2016 the strong cooling of the near surface temperature has reached up to the lower troposphere (TLT) for the first time.

The above-average evaporated water mass resulting from the above-average warmed ocean surfaces will form into clouds due to cooling, and condensate into precipitation and result in strengthened monsoon rains is parts of Asia and East Africa, and moreover fall as heavy summer rains over Europe in June during a coming cool period…“

Weak sun may enhance cooling

The unusually weak solar activity will also play another important role for global and regional weather development, as it recently has seen it’s first sunspot free days this year.

The latest news is that once again the sun is free of spots for now the fourth day in a row:

Die Sonne hat nach dem 3. Juni auch am 4. Juni 2016 keinen einzigen von der Erde sichtbaren (dunklen) Sonnenfleck. Die Sonnenaktivität ist sehr gering. Quelle:

 Solar activity is now at zero. Source:

The Svensmark solar mechanism leads to more intense cosmic rays during weak solar activity, thus resulting in up to a 100-times more powerful cloud-formation affect in the troposphere, as confirmed by the Swiss research facility CERN: CERN-Sensation: Die Wälder bilden Wolken als Schutz vor Sonnenbrand! Kosmische Strahlung verstärkt Wolkenbildung bis zum 100fachen!

Also read here.


23 responses to “Global Satellite Temperature Plummets As Surface Cooling Makes Way Into Lower Troposphere”

  1. Jamie

    This is another achilles heel for the warmists, the interplay between variables and the self-adjusting mechanisms of climate. Warmists stick with freshman regression techniques, while their sacred, independent predictive variable carbon is not independent at all.

    Even if carbon content results in large temperature increases, which is doubtful, this will lead to higher humidity in the air, more cloud formation, and thus a reduction in solar surface warming due to a change in albedo. The enhanced cloud cover will thus contribute to lower temperatures. This is only one of many corrective mechanisms of our climate and biosphere.

    Unfortunately for the warmists, teraforming a planet takes a lot more than increasing carbon from 200 ppb to 400 ppb.

    1. Denis Ables

      “ppb” or “ppm” ?

  2. handjive

    When will the carbon (sic) tax and all the sunbeam & seabreeze collectors stop this Global Warming flooding?

    Finland introduced the world’s first carbon tax in 1990.

    Whoa! Wait. What?

    “World Bank Says A Warming World Means Less Water, With Economic Consequences”

    Wait. What?

    “Now, there are some things that the French president, Francois Hollande, says he can handle.

    But there are others that are out of his control: the weather being one of them.”

    No s@%t, Sherlock.

    1. John F. Hultquist

      Regarding World Bank etc.

      “ASHISH SHARMA: If global temperatures continue to increase, then a warmer atmosphere will store more moisture and the storms will get more intense and they will get more concentrated in time and in space.”

      The above is from the current Jo Nova site:

    2. DirkH

      THey should have given an example of something he CAN handle.

  3. sod

    The current global temperature is one of the highest that it ever was.

    This article is utterly absurd and is once again based on “cooling” that should show up “soon” (TM).

    1. AndyG55

      Yes.. your comment IS utterly absurd.

      The current global temperature is way below the Holocene Optimum, and the RWP, and probably the MWP as well.

      1. AndyG55

        And here is why..

        But that Grand Solar Maximum is no over.

        and soon, with it, the CAGW scam. 🙂

        1. John F. Hultquist

          Please note that some people discount the idea of a Grand Solar Maximum.

          The data for the orange line in the chart you link to is also used in the chart found here:
          Compare Lean2000 to others

          Relevant charts are on page 35 of the document.

    2. Moose

      From the paleoclimate page on wattsupwiththat we can see that the current global temperature has NOT been one of the highest (GISP2).

      So that makes your statement utterly absurd.

    3. yonason

      “This article is utterly absurd and is once again based on “cooling” that should show up “soon” (TM).” – sod

      …as opposed to the absurd “catastrophic warming” that you believe will occur “EVENTUALLY?”

      You find empirically derived short term forecasts “absurd,” but you’re OK with long term projections based on wild paranoid conjectures that contradict historical facts and physical laws. Is there any nonsense you DON’T believe?

    4. Leo Belill

      do some homework Sherlock- – –

  4. AndyG55

    sorry for the off topic,

    but this is funny.. and relevant to today’s society !

  5. Frederick Colbourne

    You could include also,

    Total solar irradiance during the Holocene
    F Steinhilber, J Beer, C Fröhlich – Geophysical Research …, 2009 – Wiley Online Library

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  7. Afterthought

    Plunging to an all time high.

    1. DirkH

      All time =/= era of the satellite measurements which started in 1979. Inform yourself about the MWP, Roman Warm time, Minoan warm time, and Holocene optimum. After that, learn about Bond Events / DO-Events.
      Current warm time maximum pales in comparison to those that came before. When this maximum goes, we might plunge into a glaciation – it is long overdue.

    2. Moose

      Educate yourself about the paleoclimate. Now there’s an afterthought..

    3. AndyG55

      Certainly not an afterthought..;.

      … that implies you actually thought first.

  8. Agent76

    04-3-2016 Top Scientist Resigns: ‘Global Warming is a $Trillions Scam

    It has Corrupted Many Scientists’ The following is a letter to the American Physical Society released to the public by Professor Emiritus of physics Harold ‘Hal’ Lewis of the University of California at Santa Barbara.

  9. jeff

    Now faced with absolute and utter failure, when will the global warming nazis admit defeat and disintegrate into nothing so the rest of the earth’s citizens can move past this ugly/laughable episode in human history?

  10. Tmitsss

    Somewhere Leona Woods Marshall Libby smiles

  11. AndyG55

    OT.. for the US guys here (and gals 😉 )

    all reliable US temperature data , {USCRN, UAH (USA48,49), RSS (ContUS)} …

    … show a NEGATIVE ANOMALY for May..

    in order: -0.200, -0.54, -0.08, -0.384

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