You put your heat-flux in, you take your heat-flux out, you put your heat-flux in and you shake it all about.
posted on 08/14/2009 7:17:06 AM PDT
To: xcamel; steelyourfaith
posted on 08/14/2009 7:18:16 AM PDT
Douglass further notes that the team found no correlation between the shifts and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration.
posted on 08/14/2009 7:20:02 AM PDT
by HiTech RedNeck
(When did it become the Democrat You-Shut-Up-And-Listen-To-Me Tour?)
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posted on 08/14/2009 7:25:21 AM PDT
(The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
that the oceans are currently emitting slightly more radiation than they are receiving.
Or possibly that they are receiving less and emitting the same?
With the low level of sunspot activity I would think that it's possible that that the earth is receiving slightly less than it has at times.
posted on 08/14/2009 7:53:06 AM PDT
by Just another Joe
(Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
I am not certain off the top of my head which climate researcher has almost been demanding that “temperature” is the wrong metric to be using, and has been trumpeting the case for studying the ocean heat content instead. (I think it might be Pielke.)
Anyone who has seriously studied the data KNOWS that the oceans are moderating the temperature of Earth on several, possibly non-continuous, time scales. There seems to be several “phase shifts” visible in various temperature and radiation data for which the only sensible explanation is oceans absorbing and at some time(s) later releasing heat. The time scales seem to range from daily to millennial. I think a prominent one has a time scale of 6-12 years, and another is a couple centuries long. Until these processes are understood and included in climate models, those models are really garbage.
I'm glad to see that serious work is being done now in this as well as the new ARGOS ocean data network.
It is impressive that these researchers have to include geothermal heat in order get reasonable numbers.
posted on 08/14/2009 8:39:32 AM PDT
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