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  •  WTF, that's not a pause in warming (5+ / 0-)

    That means that the rate of surface warming has not been accelerating.

    From the article at Realclimate:

    The trend of 0.12 °C is at first surprising, because one would have perhaps expected that the trend after gap filling has a value close to the GISS data, i.e. 0.08 °C per decade. Cowtan and Way also investigated that difference. It is due to the fact that NASA has not yet implemented an improvement of sea surface temperature data which was introduced last year in the HadCRUT data (that was the transition from the HadSST2 the HadSST3 data – the details can be found e.g. here and here). The authors explain this in more detail in their extensive background material. Applying the correction of ocean temperatures to the NASA data, their trend becomes 0.10 °C per decade, very close to the new optimal reconstruction.

    look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

    by FishOutofWater on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 02:46:44 PM PST

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