NASA Stumped – Deep oceans have not warmed since at least 2005

NASA Stumped – Deep oceans have not warmed since at least 2005

Oops – Bad news for alarmists – The deep ocean may not be hiding heat after all – How to explain the 18-year hiatus in “global warming” now?


Deep oceans have “not warmed measurably”

According to NASA, “the cold waters of Earth’s deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005, leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming appears to have slowed in recent years.”

“When scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, analyzed satellite and direct ocean temperature data from 2005 to 2013, they found that “the ocean abyss below 1.24 miles (1,995 meters) has not warmed measurably,” the space agency announced in a press release on Monday.

Temperatures in upper oceans not rising fast enough to account for stalled air temperatures

“In the 21st century, [so-called] greenhouse gases have continued to accumulate in the atmosphere just as they did in the 20th century,” the press release said. “But global average surface air temperatures have stopped rising in tandem with the gases. The temperature of the top half of the world’s oceans — above the 1.24-mile mark — is still climbing, but not fast enough to account for the stalled air temperatures.”

“This unfortunate discovery represents a major problem for the climate alarmists because the “missing heat” supposedly hiding in the deep oceans has long been their favoured explanation as to why there has been no measured “global warming” for the last 18 years,” writes James Delingpole on breitbart.com.

In February of this year, Gerald Meehl of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) told National Geographic that “Strong trade winds are bringing cooler water to the surface in the equatorial Pacific and mixing more heat into the deeper ocean.”

National Geographic helpfully summarised Meehl’s words, saying that “the missing heat from global warming is being stored in a deeper warm pool in the western Pacific.”

And in October 2013, NCAR’s Kevin Trenberth, Godfather of the “missing heat hiding in deep ocean” theory, had this to say on Bloomberg.

In fact, there is mounting evidence that deeper regions of the ocean, down to 2000 meters, are absorbing heat faster than ever, said Trenberth. The oceans began taking on significantly more heat at around the same time the surface warming began to slow in 1998.

Weather.com even jumped on the bandwagon.

Global warming is still with us, it’s just hiding temporarily,” the weather website announced just two months ago. “The apparent slowdown in the Earth’s surface warming in the last 15 years could be due to that heat being trapped in the deep Atlantic and Southern Ocean.”

How much sea level rise is due to deep warming? “The answer is — not much.”

While temperatures in the upper part of the world’s oceans continue to rise (but not much), ocean depths have not warmed measurably in the last decade. This image shows heat radiating from the Pacific Ocean as imaged by the NASA’s Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System instrument on the Terra satellite. (Blue regions indicate thick cloud cover.) Image credit: NASA
While temperatures in the upper part of the world’s oceans continue to rise (but not much), ocean depths have not warmed measurably in the last decade. This image shows heat radiating from the Pacific Ocean as imaged by the NASA’s Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System instrument on the Terra satellite. (Blue regions indicate thick cloud cover.) Image credit: NASA

“The combination of satellite and direct temperature data gives us a glimpse of how much sea level rise is due to deep warming,” said JPL’s William Llovel, lead author of the study published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change. “The answer is — not much.”

The study took advantage of the fact that water expands as it gets warmer. The sea level is rising because of this expansion and the water added by glacier and ice sheet melt.

The JPL scientists used data from the Argo buoys, NASA’s Jason-1 and Jason-2 satellites, and the agency’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites. From the total amount of sea level rise, they subtracted the amount of rise from the expansion in the upper ocean, and the amount of rise that came from added meltwater. The remainder represented the amount of sea level rise caused by warming in the deep ocean.

Deep ocean warming contributed virtually nothing to sea level rise

The remainder was essentially zero. Deep ocean warming contributed virtually nothing to sea level rise during this period.

Essentially zero!

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/06oct_abyss/

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/10/07/Bad-news-for-the-alarmists-missing-heat-from-non-existent-global-warming-isn-t-hiding-in-the-deep-ocean-after-all

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Science-US-climate-oceans/2014/10/06/id/598864/

http://news.yahoo.com/lack-ocean-heat-puzzles-nasa-hunt-warming-hiatus-201944793.html?bcmt=comments-postbox

http://article.wn.com/view/2014/10/06/NASA_Study_Finds_Earth_s_Ocean_Abyss_Has_Not_Warmed_NASA_The/

Thanks to R. Eime, Robert Dean, Matt Willington, John the 1st and AJ Virgo for these links


25 thoughts on “NASA Stumped – Deep oceans have not warmed since at least 2005

  1. Somehow they get away with saying that global warming is missing, or hiding, mainly because they simply can’t explain why it isn’t warming. But imagine if we were in a warming trend and the non-believers were saying oh but cooling is just hiding in the Arctic/Antarctica waiting to spring out on us? We’d be laughed at for weeks.

  2. I suggest the heat was there (contrary to physics and heat rising) in the deep oceans, but in the tectonic sub-duction zones the heat was sucked in and is now spewing out as increased volcanism around the globe.

  3. In 2012 “Ocean Warming” was hiding under the Arctic Sea Ice, resulting in a deeper then “normal” summer melt. As the Arctic Sea Ice has been expanding significantly since then, it’s obvious that “Ocean Warming” has found a better place to hide. So good, in fact, that the brilliant minds of NASA can no longer find it.

    This has caused NASA to embark on rigorous Hide and Seek training for all of their AGW biased Scientists. But fear not, as this training will only cost taxpayers a trivial $1/2 Trillion.

    According to a NASA spokesman, a progress report is expected to be released by early 2025 to justify this training program and request additional AGW studies funding.

  4. They’ve got the thermodynamics of the ocean right. What they neglect to mention is where does the missing heat that’s supposed to be there come from? Solar Loading. And if the Sun’s emissions that reach Earth’s surface are reduced due to impedance from volcanic aerosols aloft and reduced Sunspot Activity…. Well that science was settled by Mauder et. al.. There’s no money available to fund a study of what we already know… It really is that simple… And such a wasteful use of resources that could be redirected to more useful endeavors.

  5. I want to let you know Robert I bought you’re book and have read half of it and while I like it you’re censorship has gone WAY too far.

    I have agents watching you by the way!

  6. “How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth”?
    .
    Sherlock Holmes in “The Sign of the Four”
    .
    Only impossible or improbable because they won’t face the truth that their AGW theories are all wrong.

  7. Trouble is deep ocean water is only a few degrees (C) above freezing… en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:THERMOCLINE.png

  8. Science insanity or just plain FRAUD!!? How can any ‘atmospheric global warming’ of their supposed (fake) temp rise of 1 or 2 degrees warm the ocean which is MANY millions cubic miles of WATER!! note heat absorption of water and thermal capacity..note water cools your car engine very efficiently.. esp at depth of 2000m, also! Is just plain idiocy..take away their PHD’s..

  9. Trenberth at least had the grace to admit embarrassment at the “missing heat” not being in the troposphere.
    the butt cover bullshit of
    its hiding in the ocean…has just been well n truly trashed now.
    sooo?
    any ideas what next “Bullshit baffles brains “stunt the alarmists with supercomputers and substandard PROOF of anything at all in Real life will try on next?
    the aliens vacc’ed it up n saved us maybe?
    roflmao!

  10. It doesn’t matter no matter how many times they’re proven wrong, the Political scientist just come up with new “theories” to justify their lies.

  11. “…but co-author Josh Willis of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said the reality of climate change is not being thrown into doubt.”

    Of course not. Just because everything we say turns out to be false, how dare you doubt us!

  12. Running out of lies. But O’Dumbo doesn’t care. O’Dumbo just recites the same old lies and all the sheep line up to salute.

  13. You have to hand it to the warmist cult — they are sticking to their guns, undeterred by mountains of contrary facts that keep undermining their thesis and theology. For instance, there was big headline and article on AOL/Huffington Post yesterday, reporting the all-time (since satellite monitoring began) record sea ice levels around Antarctica, but the sub-headline was something like “And you’ll never guess the cause.”

    Actually, I did guess it. It was rather easy, considering that AOL is part of the “mainstream” state-controlled media, and therefore, 100% predictable in following the Party Line. The cause? Global warming of course. And 2+2=5, as they now teach in school, in Common Core.

    And, naturally, the article (falsely) stated that, never mind, arctic ice levels have been falling much faster than the southern ice has been growing, ignoring the fact that TOTAL sea ice extent is now near record levels, as well, since the arctic icecap has rebounded considerably. Oh, and sea levels are rapidly rising and we will all be under water soon….

  14. Like George, I think the heat is there. Only perhaps the energy is in a form that only degrades to the approximate site of its appearance in the ocean.
    Perhaps neutrinos that produce this heat are relegated by pressure? Or that their speed slows at this point?

  15. Basically we should all voting out the major parties on both side who go on with so much crap, not just Global warming, hemp suppression (The death tolls from that i world starvation and medical deaths is in the tens of millions, dont believe it wake up and do some real hemp research). hemp is the “manna from heaven plant”.

    The suppression of this and other real health solutions is monstrous

    All our wars and other problems as they say in crime circles is follow the money trail right back to international banking who owns the major parties in most countries.

    Look how much public property has been sold and at no real gain for nations and gone into private hands.

    Carbon credits is another way the big end of town can trade and make money and it can be stolen from us and do zero for the planet.

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