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Global ocean temperatures drop to coldest in 6 1/2 years
vanity based on Data from NOAA ^ | 9.17.07 | Dangus

Posted on 09/17/2007 11:13:01 AM PDT by dangus

The temperature of the ocean has cooled 0.2 degrees C in the past few of years, and is now only 0.1 degrees C warmer than it was throughout much of 1944. This data set had been showing a general warming trend since the late 1970s, (as well as a warming trend from the 1910s through the mid 1940s) with the warmest time being recorded in the El Nino year of 1998.

Despite temperatures peaking in 1998, it's been reasonable to describe the temperature trend as continuing, since 1998 at the time was a flukishly hot spell. Since 1998, the "normal" trend line approached what had been flukishly warm.

The reversal to cooler temperatures is not yet long or strong enough to discredit global warming completely... by a long shot. However, global warming alarmists had been warning that global warming had dramatically accelerated in the past couple decades; although ocean temperatures had risen a mere degree over the last century, the alarmists had warned of an increasing rate of warming, or even an increasing rate of an increasing rate of warming, suggesting the next century could see temperatures increase by several degrees.

Although this data is still consistent with a long, gradual trend of increasing ocean temperatures, it is not consistent with any sudden accelerations in warming trends.

My source is a data table at the NOAA, which could not be linked to directly, since it is available over file transfer protocol (FTP), not hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP). This is the link: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/anomalies/monthly.ocean.90S.90N.df_1901-2000mean.dat It may be accessed from the bottom of the page I linked to in the source field, under "The Monthly Global Ocean Temperature Anomalies (degrees C)." My source is purely the data; the web page from which I derived it has not been updated to reflect any updated data.


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KEYWORDS: climatechange; coastalenvironment; dangus; environment; globalcooling; globalwarming; goebbelswarming; gorebullwarning; theskyisfalling; wereallgonnadie
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1 posted on 09/17/2007 11:13:04 AM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

Would this lead to a decrease of rainfall? A couple weeks ago an article said rainfall was increasing over the oceans and decreasing over land.


2 posted on 09/17/2007 11:14:57 AM PDT by RightWhale (Snow above 2000')
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To: dangus

global warming alert


3 posted on 09/17/2007 11:15:13 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: dangus

XCAMEL is on vacation this week. Who has the Ping List?..........


4 posted on 09/17/2007 11:16:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: dangus

Bush’s fault!


5 posted on 09/17/2007 11:16:27 AM PDT by DaveyB (Ignorance is part of the human condition - atheism makes it permanent!)
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To: dangus

Must be all that melting ice?


6 posted on 09/17/2007 11:16:29 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: dangus
See, jerks. Driving around in my Prius is having some effect.

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.

7 posted on 09/17/2007 11:16:51 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: dangus
Since 1998, the "normal" trend line approached what had been flukishly warm.

I wish I had a PhD. This science lingo goes right over my head.

8 posted on 09/17/2007 11:17:16 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: dangus

One of the main tenets of Al Gore’s Bible, is that as the North Pole Icecap recedes, the suns direct rays on the water will heat the world’s oceans. If the polar cap is melting, another of Al’s predictions will have been shot to hell.

It is, and it was.


9 posted on 09/17/2007 11:17:32 AM PDT by DoughtyOne ((Victory will never be achieved while defining Conservatism downward, and forsaking its heritage.))
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To: Owl_Eagle

You drive in the ocean?............


10 posted on 09/17/2007 11:17:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: Always Right

11 posted on 09/17/2007 11:17:42 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: DoughtyOne

There’s your definition of “it” Bill.


12 posted on 09/17/2007 11:18:07 AM PDT by DoughtyOne ((Victory will never be achieved while defining Conservatism downward, and forsaking its heritage.))
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To: dangus
Here in Panama City, FL our Gulf of Mexico water temps are normally 87 - 88 degrees this time of the year.

This year they are ranging 84 - 85 degrees.

Since the Gulf temp directly affects our winter temps (acts as a heat sink & releases it in winter), we may be in for some "Local Cooling".

13 posted on 09/17/2007 11:18:11 AM PDT by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
...the "normal" trend line approached what had been flukishly warm.

Means the fish are getting warm, but it's solely for the halibut............

14 posted on 09/17/2007 11:19:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: dangus

Obviously Dr. Hansen hasn’t adjusted this data yet.


15 posted on 09/17/2007 11:20:25 AM PDT by palmer
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To: dangus
Although this data is these data are still consistent with a long, gradual trend...
16 posted on 09/17/2007 11:20:43 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Nothing is better than eternal happiness. A ham sandwich is better than nothing. Therefore...)
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To: dangus

Can’t be (LOL)

It’s global warming time!

;)


17 posted on 09/17/2007 11:21:22 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: capt. norm

Howdy neighbor! from Ft. Walton............


18 posted on 09/17/2007 11:21:29 AM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: Red Badger

A cod-awful pun.


19 posted on 09/17/2007 11:21:54 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: ClearCase_guy; Red Badger

This info is just a red herring.


20 posted on 09/17/2007 11:23:27 AM PDT by Disambiguator (What's the temperature, Albert?)
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