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2015 SkS Weekly News Roundup #50

Posted on 12 December 2015 by John Hartz

A chronological listing of the news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook page during the past week.

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  1. Has anyone published (or posted here perhaps) on the difference between radiosonde (RATPAC) and satellite (UAH, RSS) data?  The satellite measurements seem to have problems.

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  2. Further on satellite data:  the satellite data has in prior years responded to a greater positive extent to El Nino (and negatively to La Niña) than surface temps - doesn't seem to be the case with the current El Niño.

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  3. Owen: Tamino just posted about that discrepancy, which has been increasing since about 2000. Dana N. has heard a rumor that a paper about satellite temperature measurement problems. Others have elaborated that rumor into Po-Chedley & Co. at U. Washington preparing a treatment of satellite measurement of TLT similar to what they did for TMT. Satellite measure of troposphere historically has lagged ENSO by three months or more. If this time instead troposphere fails to show large El Niño response, that will be further evidence of satellites gone awry around 2000.

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  4. The Norwegian blogger Hans Petter Jacobsen has written an interesting piece about surface temperatures vs. temperatures measured by satellites and radiosondes (balloons).
    It’s quit telling how radiosonde data (especially RATPAC A) show a stronger warming in recent years than the satellite data do.

    Surface vs. radiosondes and satellites

    Also note how the radiosonde data show a strong cooling in the stratosphere, which is an important fingerprint of warming caused by increased greenhouse effect and not by solar activity.

    Stratospheric cooling

    A somewhat shortened version of this piece in Norwegian can be found here.

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  5. Ted Cruz (likely Republican candidate for President in US) is making a big deal out of the satellite data.  It is important to understand these recent discrepancies.

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