Tag: El Nino

Unforced Variations: Mar 2021

This month’s open thread. Northern Hemisphere Spring is on it’s way, along with peak Arctic/minimum Antarctic sea ice, undoubtedly more discussion about the polar vortex, and the sharpening up of the (currently very uncertain) ENSO forecast for the rest of this year.

2020 Hindsight

Yesterday was the day that NASA, NOAA, the Hadley Centre and Berkeley Earth delivered their final assessments for temperatures in Dec 2020, and thus their annual summaries. The headline results have received a fair bit of attention in the media (NYT, WaPo, BBC, The Guardian etc.) and the conclusion that 2020 was pretty much tied […]

2020 vision

A meeting of smoke and storms (NASA Earth Observatory) No-one needs another litany of all the terrible things that happened this year, but there are three areas relevant to climate science that are worth thinking about: What actually happened in climate/weather (and how they can be teased apart). There is a good summary on the […]