Hansen Gives His Stamp Of Approval To The First Law Of Thermodynamics

Why did planetary energy imbalance decline during the past decade?

The observed rate of ocean heat uptake since 2003 is less than in the preceding 10 years. Indeed, early reports suggested ocean cooling after 2003 (Lyman et al., 2006).  That apparent cooling was a result of instrumental artifacts, but even after corrections the rate of heat uptake was smaller than in the prior decade (Willis et al., 2007).  Observational error makes it difficult to measure heat uptake on short time scales, especially pre-Argo, but the slowdown in heat uptake since 2003 seems to be robust (Levitus et al., 2009; Lyman et al., 2010). The slowdown of ocean heat uptake, together with satellite radiation budget observations, led to a perception that Earth’s energy budget is not closed (Trenberth, 2009; Trenberth and Fasullo, 2010), as summarized in Fig. 19A.  However, our calculated energy imbalance is consistent with observations (Fig. 19b), implying that there is no missing energy in recent years.

http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2011/20110415_EnergyImbalancePaper.pdf

My translation. After Willis published the data showing the oceans cooling, I took him behind the woodshed and told him that he better get that fixed and quick. Trenberth embarrassed everyone with that Climategate E-mail, so we massaged his numbers to make them appear to fit the First Law.

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5 Responses to Hansen Gives His Stamp Of Approval To The First Law Of Thermodynamics

  1. Anne says:

    [SNIP Funny but can’t go there]

  2. Anything is possible says:

    My translation :

    The instruments show the oceans to be cooling, but all our theories say that they have to be warming. Therefore the only logical conclusion is that the instruments must be wrong. Climate scientists are currently working diligently to calculate the precise magnitude of the instrument errors and hope to shortly present to the world a properly-adjusted dataset which will fit in perfectly with our Global warming theories give a true picture of what is occurring.

    • DEEBEE says:

      Its a lack of creaticity. They cannot come up with any new correction ideas. So this is a cry for help

  3. Anything is possible says:

    Oops, try again :

    The instruments show the oceans to be cooling, but all our theories say that they have to be warming. Therefore the only logical conclusion is that the instruments must be wrong. Climate scientists are currently working diligently to calculate the precise magnitude of the instrument errors and hope to shortly present to the world a properly-adjusted dataset which will fit in perfectly with our Global warming theories give a true picture of what is occurring.

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