Ocean Heat Content -Another simple evidence based rebuttal of claims that missing heat is being carried down to the bottom of the ocean

Ocean Heat Content -Another simple evidence based rebuttal of AGW


By Anthony CoxThe latest funny bit of science from the AGW world has been the assertion that the missing heat is being carried down to the bottom of the ocean. Leading lights of AGW science like England and Trenberth have both suggested the mechanism for this heat transfer to the bottom is wind. The absurdity of those positions are dealt with hereand here.But such obvious rebuttals of the science of AGW does not stop the alarmists from peddling their beliefs and mischief. In a recent online debate this graph was posted:The source of course is Cook’s SKS site and is highly misleading. How misleading it is revealed by Eric Skr on the same thread who has made some excellent points and posted some cogent graphs of Ocean Heat Content [OHC]. Eric noted this well-known NOAA graph was in Joules and not temperature:The vertical axis is clearly marked in Joules. Eric’s comment was: For the sake of discussion let’s accept the graph and all data as accurate. The lowest end of the graph is -10 Joules, the highest is +15 Joules. That gives us a 25 Joule delta. I see that they have scaled it at a factor of 10. 25 Joules converts to 0.01316412691165. We have to factor in the scale so we multiply by 10 and we come up with 0.1316412691165 – one tenth of a degree C between 1955 and 2014. Fabulous 1/10 of a degree over 50 years. Stunning amount of warming there.This is an excellent point and was noted by other astute commentators including Lucia at The Blackboard. Lucia also converted the Joule graph into temperature:That is astounding. Temperature at 2000 meters where England’s and Trenberth’s missing heat is supposed to be has gone up 0.09C since before 1960. Some missing heat. This is why the alarmists always post OHC graphs in Joules which have such bigger and scarier numbers. And that’s assuming the measurements are correct. Eric’s other valid point was that accurate measurements of OHC have really only been around since the ARGO measurements began in 2004.Using 2004 as a base Eric has been busy producing graphs of the OHC in different areas of the world at different levels based on the official ARGO data. The graphs of the ARGO data are simply another complete rebuttal of AGW science. They speak for themselves.And this one showing so much heat [sic] at the Arctic; note the seasonal variation in temperature near the surface in the top graph:And the Southern ocean shows a slight surface warming but no warming at depth: Good work Eric. Another simple evidence based rebuttal of AGW.H/t Eric Skr, David Friedman