No, It’s Not Warmer In Greenland


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17 Responses to No, It’s Not Warmer In Greenland

  1. Espen says:

    Not on the top of the ice sheet, but it IS pretty warm for the time of year in the capital Nuuk: http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/04250.html
    (but not record warm – records from 2001 were not broken over the last few days)

    And it’s even “balmier” in the neighboring arctic Canada: Coral Harbour has set “heat” records for several days now (e.g. at +2 C on the 17th, normal is -24 C): http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/CYZS/2010/12/17/DailyHistory.html

    But on the east coast of Greenland, everything is normal, e.g. in Illoqqortoormiut:
    http://www.wunderground.com/history/station/04339/2010/12/21/DailyHistory.html

  2. Green Sand says:

    And according to Bishop Hill none in NZ:

    The times they are a changin’

    It has taken a year:-

    “New New Zealand temperature records – no warming”

    They have removed the “adjustments” and now report no warming since 1960!

    http://www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2010/12/21/new-new-zealand-temperature-records-no-warming.html

  3. Espen says:

    One thing to keep in mind when considering that “heat wave” in western Greenland and arctic Canada (it’ a really big red blotch in today’s anomaly map) is that the change in the total heat content of air when heated from -20 C to 0 C (approximately what you get when heating from normal to current conditions in these areas) is much smaller than the change in heat content when heated from e.g. 0 C to 20 C . I tried a quick calculation with an online enthalpy calculator (I hope I did it right, I’m a mathematician but not a physicist) and the “energy surplus” at a place in arctic Canada which currently has a temperature anomaly of about +20 C and a relative humidity of 90%, is roughly equivalent to the energy gain of air in Santiago de Cuba if the temperature were to rise from the current record cool 18 C to a mere 26 C (but while keeping the relative humidity of 82% constant).

    (As many have pointed out before, mean global temperature is really a completely useless measure of atmospheric heat content – and thus of “global warming”)

  4. Espen says:

    Green Sand: Wow, that’s really big news. Almost can’t believe it!
    Steve: My first comment in this thread is stuck in moderation, which is a bit inconvenient since my second comment implicitly refers to it.

  5. Mike Davis says:

    I think it about the right time of the year for the IPCC troops to take a beach holiday on sunny Antarctica. Right now there is 24 hours of sun and fun on the beach sand. It should be the perfect getaway in this warming world where they can work on their tans, relax and take a dip in the warm ocean!

  6. Anything is possible says:

    If GISTEMP uses the New Zealand temperature records, I trust Dr. Hansen will be scrupulous about adjusting his data accordingly.

    He probably extrapolates those stations over half of the Pacific Ocean.

  7. Andy Weiss says:

    Some places are warm, many places are cold. Some records are set here, others there. There is nothing unusual about that. That’s the way the weather is!

  8. Hugh Miller says:

    I’d really like to see a global map coloured with the ‘average’ temp of 15˚ in green with the fade to blue or white for cooler actual temps and oranges and reds for higher actual temps rather than a fiery anomaly which is actually a temp of -5˚…

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