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Satellites Confirm Antarctic Is Getting Colder

September 9, 2013

By Paul Homewood


We looked yesterday at evidence which suggested that surface temperatures had been dropping in the Antarctic in recent decades.

I thought I would also have a look at what the satellites were telling us about atmospheric temperatures. Below is a plot of the monthly UAH temperature anomalies for the lower troposphere. They label it as “South Pole”, but the actual coverage is 60S to 85S.




The red line is the trend (not the mean). The decline is small, but just visible, working out at around 0.2C/century.

Of course, atmospheric temperatures are not the same as surface ones. Nevertheless, over long periods there is usually a pretty good correlation between the two. Furthermore, models predict that warming in the troposphere should be 1.2 times that on the surface.

One Comment
  1. Brian H permalink
    September 10, 2013 8:11 am

    The Warmists have gotten the Goresat returned to the budget and launch schedule for next year.

    They may rue the day.

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