Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sea Surface Temperatures (SST)

From Interdecadal Changes of SST Normals During 1871-2000, yet again, sea surface temps were warmer at the turn of the 19th century than 20th, and show the 40's "blip." Note SST=sea surface temperatures are a far better proxy to global temperature changes than e.g. tree rings, which are dependent upon numerous (and more important than temperature) factors such as precipitation, and are considered more accurate than the land thermometer record (which is dependent upon urban heat, relocation, gaps, and other defects).