The real ocean temperatures, NOAA

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    Now who does one trust, James Watt, or NOAA?

    Climate Prediction Center: ENSO Diagnostic Discussion


    Synopsis: El Niño is expected to strengthen and last through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2009-2010.

    A weak El Niño continued during September 2009, as sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies remained nearly unchanged across much of the equatorial Pacific Ocean (Fig. 1 & Fig. 2). Since the transition to El Niño conditions during June, the weekly values of the Niño-3.4 index have remained between +0.7oC and +0.9oC (Fig. 2). Subsurface oceanic heat content (average temperatures in the upper 300m of the ocean, Fig. 3) anomalies continued to reflect a deep layer of anomalous warmth between the ocean surface and the thermocline, particularly in the central and east-central Pacific (Fig. 4). The pattern of tropical convection also remained consistent with El Niño, with enhanced convection over the west-central Pacific and suppressed convection over Indonesia. In addition, two westerly wind bursts were observed over the western equatorial Pacific, the first occurring early in the month and the second occurring near the end of the month (Fig. 5). These oceanic and atmospheric anomalies reflect an ongoing weak El Niño.
     
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    Now my SUV is heating the oceans too? Yeah?
     
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    Ocean temperatures on the northern Great Barrier Reef have stayed a degree above average through winter.

    The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) weather monitoring stations show water temperatures have begun to rise already without having reached their average winter minimums.

    Climatologist Dr Janice Lough says it could signal a very bad year for coral bleaching.

    "Just looking at the records from the weather stations, some of them have been going for about 20 years and this year seems to be particularly unusual that some of the stations didn't get down to their usual minimum and they all seem to be starting to warm over the last week or two quite rapidly," she said.
    Rising ocean temperature 'threatens coral' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
     
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    My SUV is killing Coral in the Great Barrier reef.

    Bad, bad SUV!
     
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    Ever left a kiddy pool full of cold water all summer??

    It gets hot, does it not?

    Same principles apply to the oceans.. just a bigger pool of water.
     
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    The water in the Long Island Sound hit 79 degrees this Summer.

    I don't know if it's any kind of record, but it sure was nice.

    So keep those Fuckyoumobiles running.

    Thanks!
     
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    I don't know, but my damned furnace is already coming on once in awhile.:evil:
     

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