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Comments on Stefan Rahmstorf’s Post at RealClimate “What ocean heating reveals about global warming”

November 13, 2013

Watts Up With That?

Ocean Ate Global WarmingI was recently asked to comment on Stefan Rahmsorf’s post What ocean heating reveals about global warming at RealClimate.

There is a link to a pdf edition of this post at the end.

PRELIMINARY NOTES

As I’ve noted in previous posts, I am not criticizing the efforts by the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) to assemble data for its ocean heat content data. It was (and is) a monumental (ongoing) task but there’s simply little source data before the ARGO era. Ocean heat content data is chock full of problems and uncertainties as a result. If the topic of ocean heat content data is new to you, please refer to the very detailed discussions in the post Is Ocean Heat Content Data All It’s Stacked Up to Be? (The WattsUpWithThat cross post is here.) It and other posts are linked throughout this discussion. Also see the heading…

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