Skip to comments.Global ocean temperatures drop to coldest in 6 1/2 years
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.
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.
global warming alert
XCAMEL is on vacation this week. Who has the Ping List?..........
Must be all that melting ice?
If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.
I wish I had a PhD. This science lingo goes right over my head.
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.
You drive in the ocean?............
There’s your definition of “it” Bill.
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".
Means the fish are getting warm, but it's solely for the halibut............
Obviously Dr. Hansen hasn’t adjusted this data yet.
Can’t be (LOL)
It’s global warming time!
Howdy neighbor! from Ft. Walton............
A cod-awful pun.
This info is just a red herring.
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