Ole Humlum: Climate Indices November Analysis

Posted: December 20, 2014 by tallbloke in Analysis, climate

Ole Humlum, one of the PRP contributors, has emailed me the climate4you November roundup of global temperature records and other climate metrics from the various providers. Clear analysis with informed commentary, the full document is available here.


  1. p.g.sharrow says:

    Ole has created a very nice plot of weather caused climate changes over the last 40 years of the 60 year climate syn-wave. It even shows up Tim’s 07 to 09 hiccup.
    I would wager if Tim creates a similar plot of Solar output it would match up. I would use Solar wind and Sun spot activity and not TSI, as that is a poor proxy for changes in output, as anyone that has observed a boiling pot knows.
    If the Tallbloke creates a plot of the barycentric altitude center over the Solar center, it should match as well. Just my WAG 😉 pg

  2. tchannon says:

    As it appens pg I’m taking a quick look at tsi. Seems to be new data added after a gap to SORCE by LASP which begs questions about the bridging. I expect a few papers will appear about that.

    Given the gap I thought to feed the data to the synth software, doesn’t care about gaps.

    As you say tsi isn’t particularly interesting but… this darn software insists on latching on to solar features I don’t recall being discussed. One of these is the polar rotation rate. Polar rotation has a strange feature.

  3. p.g.sharrow says:

    @Tim; Solar polar rotation is something that I have been thinking on. Just how can the polar rotation be slower then equatorial rotation? It would appear to me that the “solar surface” is not. What appears to us as the surface of the sun is actually the top of the solar Troposphere. the point where conduction / convection gives way to radiation as the main energy transport. The surface of the sun is further down and should rotate at the polar speed. There is this difference of surface to high atmospheric rotation demonstrated on planetary bodies large enough to have a dense atmosphere that supports a tropopause.

    Think of the sun as a solid iron body that at some point the energy / mater density is low enough that some of the neutrons can convert to hydrogen and fracture the iron. As you rise up, the fractures become more numerous and there is more hydrogen between them. At some point there is only hydrogen. This region of fractured iron behaves as a liquid, the area above the “sea of iron sand is the “atmosphere” of dense hydrogen gas with a tropopause surface. Above that the radiating “atmosphere” that warms us. Sunspots, CMEs, Flares erupt through the tropopause, caused by the EMF pulse of discharges of electrical potential build up in the convection region.

    Oliver Manual may be a pain in the neck for his thread bombing, but, he is correct. The Sun is a ferrous body that generates hydrogen as it liberates energy. All other large bodies in the solar system have an Iron core. How could the Sun not? I once postulated how an all hydrogen sun could form in a solar system of iron cored planets. While I could logically create such an event, it was non – satisfying. An Iron sun works on many levels. pg

  4. Nick Stokes says:

    There is an interactive version of that graph here.
    [mod: Thanks Nick — Tim]

  5. Paul Vaughan says:

    Gosselin has pointed to something worthy of attention: