Satellite Data Shows 2015 Wasn’t Even Close To Being The Hottest Year On Record

satellite weatherSatellite temperature data measuring Earth’s lower atmosphere shows that 2015 only ranks as the third-warmest year on record, and not the warmest year as predicted by scientists relying on weather station data.

Climate scientists with the University of Alabama, Huntsville reported Tuesday the temperature anomaly for December 2015 was 0.44 degrees Celsius above the 1981 to 2010 average, fueled by an El Nino warming event. UAH scientist Dr. Roy Spencer posted on his blog that this “makes 2015 the third warmest year globally (+0.27 deg C) in the satellite record (since 1979).”

Spencer noted 1998 was still the warmest year on record, but added that since “2016 should be warmer than 2015 with the current El Nino, there is a good chance 2016 will end up as a record warm year…it all depends upon how quickly El Nino wanes later in the year.”

UAH satellite data comes after scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported “year-to-date temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.57°F (0.87°C) above the 20th century average” which is “the highest for January–November in the 1880–2015 record.”

“The December global temperature would have to be at least 1.46°F (0.81°C) below average… for 2015 to not become the warmest year in the 136-year period of record,” NOAA reported last month in its global temperature update — based on weather stations, buoys and ships measuring Earth’s surface temperature.

Since virtually the beginning of 2015, scientists were predicting it would be the warmest on record, and, ironically, their predictions were confirmed by an El Nino warming event that appeared in late 2015.

El Nino’s are naturally-occurring events where the Pacific Ocean’s surface heats up while its depths get colder (the opposite happens during La Nina cooling events). El Nino years are often associated with warmer winter temperatures over the western and northern U.S., while the Gulf Coast and Florida see increases in rainfall. El Nino’s effects can last for months or even years.

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    amirlach

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    Awww… Add another Zero to Comrad-ski’s score… 😥

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    Doug*C

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    If you are interested, consider reading about the 21st Century breakthrough science which debunks the GH radiative forcing conjecture and explains what determines temperatures in tropospheres, surfaces, crusts, mantles and cores of planets and satellite moons throughout the Solar System. For details see the linked websites, papers, videos and book on this blog: https://itsnotco2.wordpress.com.

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    Amber

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    I thought NOAA determined the temperature based what ever the government need for scary , alarmist story is .

    Need another HOTTEST YEAR , who you going to call ?

    Funny how the fact these oh my gosh Hottest Year stories rarely clearly state … well since 1979 anyways .

    Let’s hope it is warming because it is going one way or the other as it always has . How many weather monitoring stations are there in Antarctica , a continent bigger than the USA , VS how many in the USA .

    Alternatively, why don’t we just take a few tree ring samples each year from a Russian forest and produce a hockey stick graph ?

    The notion that humans can actually accurately measure the earth’s temperature for a year to within 2 degrees is complete nonsense .

    You know when politicians and bureaucrats are prepared to lie this big we haven’t seen anything yet .

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    amirlach

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    NOAA’s “adjustments to temperature correlate with only one thing in the real world. Rising Co2.
    [img]http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4931/uhcnadjust.jpg[/img]
    [quote]Up until now the adjustments have made no sense, because they didn’t appear to correlate to anything in the real world. But now we can see that correlate almost perfectly with the amount of CO2 in atmosphere. Red below is CO2 and blue is the USHCN adjustments.[/quote]
    [img]https://stevengoddard.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/screenhunter_1603-aug-03-05-53.gif[/img]

    This appears to be a perfect example of confirmation bias coded directly into their algorithm.

    “Our algorithm is working as designed”

    – Recent NCDC press release

    “If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts”

    – Albert Einstein.

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    Amber

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    Well NOAA certainly learned that Albert Einstein guide to science .

    Einstein also knew it only took one scientist to prove a hypothesis wrong and group think consensus is no way to conduct science. That is for politicians .

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