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Trenberth’s missing heat still missing: ocean temperature trend... – 0.09°C over the past 55 years
watts Up With That? ^ | May 16, 2012 | Anthony Wattshttp://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post_article

Posted on 05/21/2012 3:10:58 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

A new paper published today in Geophysical Research Letters describes how the oceans have warmed only 0.09°C over the last 55 years, from 1955-2010. Don’t let the red line fool you, read on.

Key Points

That last bullet point makes me cringe a bit, because I seriously doubt the resolution of this study down to hundredths of degrees seeing the sort of measurements mess we’ve seen in the surface network. Nonetheless, even if the resolution is low, there’s little trend.

At the Hockey Schtick they write about Trenberth’s missing heat:

According to the authors, this resulted in a sea level rise of 0.54 mm per year [only 2.12 inches per century] and corresponds to 0.39 Watts per square meter of the ocean surface. However, the IPCC claims the increase in CO2 from 1955-2010 ‘should’ have warmed the oceans by 1.12 Watts per square meter [5.35*ln(389.78/312) = 1.12 W/m2].

Thus, even if one assumes all ocean warming is due to increased greenhouse gases, the IPCC has exaggerated climate sensitivity to CO2 by a factor of almost 3 times [1.12/0.39]. [This is why Trenberth can't find his "missing heat"-it never existed in the first place]. In reality, greenhouse gases cannot warm the oceans at all because they radiate infrared which only penetrates the surface of water a few microns to cause evaporative cooling.

Here’s the paper:

World ocean heat content and thermosteric sea level change (0–2000 m), 1955–2010

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax
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Trenberth’s missing heat still missing: new paper shows a near flat ocean temperature trend – 0.09°C over the past 55 years


1 posted on 05/21/2012 3:11:05 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: TigerLikesRooster; landsbaum; Signalman; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Lancey Howard; ...

fyi


2 posted on 05/21/2012 3:12:18 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

there is no way to measure ocean temperature to that level of accuracy, so this is all nonsense.


3 posted on 05/21/2012 3:13:28 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in Palin/Gingrich)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

4 posted on 05/21/2012 3:18:05 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Trenberth’s missing heat still missing: ocean temperature trend...

It's around here somewhere. Everybody check your pockets. Have you looked in the glove compartment?

5 posted on 05/21/2012 3:18:16 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

The Mann has the heat up his butt.


6 posted on 05/21/2012 3:25:05 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: TigersEye

Unh, maybe the heat is re-radiating FROM earth on the dark side of the world?

As I recall, the earth rotates once every 24 hours, leaving just about half the world faced AWAY from the sun during that period.

A period during which that part of the earth is NOT receiving radiation from the sun.

As long as there is liquid water on the surface somewhere, this temperature regulation mechanism will continue working just fine, thank you.


7 posted on 05/21/2012 3:38:09 PM PDT by alloysteel (Fear and intimidation work. At least on the short term.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Dang, with all the whoopla, they couldn’t even hock up a tenth of a degree C over 55 years.


8 posted on 05/21/2012 3:45:27 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: alloysteel
Occam's Razor says it's simply hiding in the crevices of CO2 molecules but you go ahead and believe that solar radiation is affecting the Earth from 93 million miles away.
9 posted on 05/21/2012 3:48:43 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Duh you dumb ass deniers. The ice melts and drips into the oceans thereby cooling them, obviously heating the ice and cooling the oceans.


10 posted on 05/21/2012 4:24:15 PM PDT by 12chachacha
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

In all seriousness, one of the leading theories by the global warmists to explain the “missing” heat in the oceans, is that it’s somehow sequestered in the ocean depths.

This means we’re now at the point where the so called climate experts are saying that warm water is sinking to the ocean floor. Nobody with any common sense is buying this of course, and it just goes to show how desperate the global warmists are becoming.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 4:35:22 PM PDT by Stevenc131
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To: Mr. K
And we can on the land?

At least in the ocean we have the ARGO program ....

12 posted on 05/21/2012 4:41:27 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

who said anything about the land?


13 posted on 05/21/2012 5:25:55 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in Palin/Gingrich)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I think all the missing heat is being stored in the FLOTUS’s body to soon be unleashed on the POTUS.


14 posted on 05/21/2012 5:33:19 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: TigersEye

“Occam’s Razor says it’s simply hiding in the crevices of CO2 molecules but you go ahead and believe that solar radiation is affecting the Earth from 93 million miles away. “

You need to study solar radiation some more.

Yes, the radiation does get to the earth, and it directly affects the amount of clouds on planet earth. The more clouds, the cooler the global temperature.


15 posted on 05/21/2012 6:04:43 PM PDT by webstersII
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16 posted on 05/21/2012 6:12:47 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: webstersII

If you believe that nonsense you probably think gravity reaches across empty space and affects the orbits of planets 100s of millions of miles away.


17 posted on 05/21/2012 9:44:50 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Stevenc131
Trenberth floated that laughable theory.
18 posted on 05/21/2012 11:03:12 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: Marine_Uncle

LOL!


19 posted on 05/21/2012 11:05:10 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Thanks for the chart, always a good one.


20 posted on 05/21/2012 11:10:38 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: TigersEye
LOL!
21 posted on 05/21/2012 11:11:39 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What I like about it is that it shows the increasing trend of the waves of cold. I’m expecting the next ice age to begin any time now.


22 posted on 05/21/2012 11:12:16 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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No surprise there. :’) Thanks Ernest.


23 posted on 05/22/2012 10:02:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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