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Most Of The Pacific Ocean's Volume Has Undergone Intensifying Cooling Since 1993

Most Of The Pacific Ocean’s Volume Has Undergone Intensifying Cooling Since 1993

Share this…FacebookTwitterThe Pacific Ocean is 5 to 6 km deep. New research indicates the bottom half (2 km to the bottom) of the Pacific has been robustly cooling since 1993.  A new preprint details the “surprising” Pacific cooling pattern from two ocean heat content (OHC) datasets over the 1993-2017 period. Most OHC records only extend […]

Pre-1970s 'Global' Sea Surface Temp Measurements Are No More Reliable Or Accurate Than Guessing

Pre-1970s ‘Global’ Sea Surface Temp Measurements Are No More Reliable Or Accurate Than Guessing

Share this…FacebookTwitterThe accuracy of the long-term global instrumental temperature record – especially the data obtained before the 1970s – wholly rests on the assumption that sailors obtained precisely reliable temperature measurements as they pulled wooden or canvas buckets out of the water from ships at random depths, locations, and times of day. They didn’t. It […]

'A Significant And Robust Cooling Trend' In The Southern Ocean From 1982–2020 Defies Climate Models

‘A Significant And Robust Cooling Trend’ In The Southern Ocean From 1982–2020 Defies Climate Models

Share this…FacebookTwitterA new study reports there has been a -0.3°C cooling in the Southern Ocean since 1982 per multiple observational data sets. The authors detail the “failure of CMIP5 models in simulating the observed SST cooling in the Southern Ocean.” The Southern Ocean is today about 1-2°C colder than it has been for nearly all […]

South America's Sea Levels Were Multiple Meters Higher And SSTs 2-5°C Warmer Until Recent Centuries

South America’s Sea Levels Were Multiple Meters Higher And SSTs 2-5°C Warmer Until Recent Centuries

Share this…FacebookTwitterSeveral new and recent studies have affirmed that the waters surrounding South America – from Peru to Chile to Argentina to Brazil – were several degrees warmer and sea levels multiple meters higher than today until the Little Ice Age centuries. A new study suggests ~4,000 to 5,000 years ago coastal Argentina’s sea surface […]

Radiosonde Temps Show Northern Hemisphere, Tropical Warming Has Mostly Paused Since 1998

Radiosonde Temps Show Northern Hemisphere, Tropical Warming Has Mostly Paused Since 1998

Share this…FacebookTwitterA new study indicates nearly all the Northern Hemisphere and Tropical warming in the last 40 years occurred by the late 1990s. CO2 has risen by about 50 ppm since 1998 (367 to 418 ppm). Interestingly, upper-air measurements of temperature from balloon-borne sensor radiosonde data, shown below in the image from a new study […]

New Study: Half The 2000-2019 Global Ocean Warming Has Been From Internal Fluxes, Not Surface Forcing

New Study: Half The 2000-2019 Global Ocean Warming Has Been From Internal Fluxes, Not Surface Forcing

Share this…FacebookTwitterSince 2000 there has been a natural reduction in net air-sea fluxes at the same time there has been rapid warming in the Indian Ocean. This affirms anthropogenic surface forcing cannot explain the recent warming in at least half the global ocean. The Indian Ocean covers approximately 20% of the ocean surface, but this […]

Global Sea Surface Temperature Records Suggest Only Modest Warming In The 20th And 21st Centuries

Global Sea Surface Temperature Records Suggest Only Modest Warming In The 20th And 21st Centuries

Share this…FacebookTwitterGlobal sea surface temperatures have only been warming at a rate of about 0.06°C per decade since 1950. According to Dieng et al., 2017, global sea surface temperatures (SST) cooled slightly (-0.006°C/decade) from 2003 to 2013. This reduced the overall 1950-2014 warming rate to 0.059°C per decade. Image Source: Dieng et al., 2017 The […]

NEW STUDY: "Part Of North Atlantic Is Cooling"..."Natural Fluctuations Have Been Primary Reason"

NEW STUDY: “Part Of North Atlantic Is Cooling”…”Natural Fluctuations Have Been Primary Reason”

Share this…FacebookTwitter How close is the tipping point? New studies on the Atlantic current system assess the threshold between natural fluctuations and a climate change-driven evolution 25 April, 2022/Kiel, Germany. With a new publication in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change, researchers from Kiel once again contribute to the understanding of changes in the Atlantic […]

Another, Third Planet-Cooling La Niña? Dr. Ryan Maue Sees Strong Chance Of This Occurrence

Another, Third Planet-Cooling La Niña? Dr. Ryan Maue Sees Strong Chance Of This Occurrence

Share this…FacebookTwitterIs the third La Niña on the way? By Die kalte Sonne (Translated, edited by NoTricksZone) It was supposed to be a groundbreaking forecast, the early prediction of the weather phenomena El Niño and La Niña. Both affect the weather in very different ways. It would have been so nice to know a year […]

An 'Enormous Contribution' To Earth's Energy Budget Arises From Bottom-Up Geothermal Heating

An ‘Enormous Contribution’ To Earth’s Energy Budget Arises From Bottom-Up Geothermal Heating

Share this…FacebookTwitter15% of modern global warming (ocean) can be attributed to geothermal heat fluxes through the sea floor that persistently heat the ocean. Evidence of more than 100,000 formerly or currently active volcanic vents permeate the Earth’s sea floor (Kelley, 2017). Active volcanoes spew 380°C sulfuric acid and “metal-laden acidic fluids” into the bottom waters […]

Messing With The Environment “To Fight Climate Change”… Wind Farms Are Altering The North Sea

Share this…FacebookTwitterBefore their approval, largescale projects in Germany – almost without exception – have to be studied to determine their impacts on the surrounding environment. This step seems to be ignored for North Sea wind farms. Hat-tip: Die kalte Sonne. Wind farms are altering the North Sea Atmospheric wakes extending from the bottom to the […]

No 'Day After Tomorrow'... German Oceanographer Sees No Reliable Trend Suggesting Slowdown In Atlantic Gulf Stream

No ‘Day After Tomorrow’… German Oceanographer Sees No Reliable Trend Suggesting Slowdown In Atlantic Gulf Stream

Share this…FacebookTwitterScientists say there’s just too little data available to suggest the Gulf Stream is slowing down, and there won’t be in the next five years.  Die kalte Sonne looked at the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, the system of surface and deep currents in the Atlantic Ocean that – among other things – transports warmer […]

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