NOAA’s Own Data Show Pause In Troposphere Temperatures, Confirming UAH & RSS
By Paul Homewood
When we discuss satellite temperature measurements, we need to remember that it is usually lower troposphere we are talking about, TLT (Temperature Lower Troposphere). This covers the atmosphere from the surface up to around 10000 feet.
But the middle troposphere is just as important. This is the layer that covers from around 10000 to 30000 feet, as NOAA explains.
As NASA confirmed a few years ago, when analysing surface temperatures:
The measurements are surprising, because computer simulations of the world’s climate predict that the two lowest layers of the atmosphere — which together form the "troposphere" — should be warming faster than the Earth’s surface.
And if we check out RSS, we find that the temperature pause is obviously apparent in the TMT, or middle troposphere, just as it is in the TLT.
We know that Roy Spencer and John Christy of UAH are constantly vilified by the warmist establishment for daring to produce figures that undermine claims of “hottest years evah”. For some reason, the usual suspects never criticise RSS, which is run by Kevin Trenberth’s big buddy, Carl Mears.
But even more remarkable is the fact that temperatures for the middle troposphere are also provided by NOAA themselves, via their Center for Satellite Applications and Research, or NOAA Star. And what do their figures show?
Sure enough, the TMT anomaly confirms that 2015 was not as warm as either 1998 or 2010. Indeed, as the joint NOAA/NASA presentation last week showed, according to STAR, last year was only 5th warmest since 1979.
As with the TLT figures, the full effect of the current El NIno is not yet fully reflected in the TMT data, and we must wait a few months to get a true reflection. But it is incredible, and extremely damning, that NOAA are happy to ignore UAH and RSS data when their own data says exactly the same.
In the meantime, when some low life from the Guardian or SKS attacks the reputation and motives of Spencer and Christie, point them to NOAA’s own numbers.