2011-03-15 13:53:20No 38 - The Troposphere isn't warming
Glenn Tamblyn


Finally. See here

Final version apart from corrections etc. This is intended as both an advanced rebuttal and also a general tutorial on the subject. That is why it is rather long.



2011-03-20 19:20:16
Rob Painting

Well, well, well......so what's it like out here in the forgotten lands eh?. All that hard work and no bugger can even offer a single word of constructive advice. You can see they've viewed the page, but have just moseyed along (bottom lip droops).

I like it, thinks it reads well, but lack expertise to critique it any further than that. I did finally find out why they exclude the polar regions, always thought it had something to do with the ice, and now I know!.

You might wanna change that font though, danged hard on the ol' eyes. 

2011-03-21 14:10:09Great overview, just a few comments
John Cook

Figure 2 - can you add a link to the source of this pic?

"modelled Northern surface temps being much higher than measured but Troposphere values agreeing well." - do you mean tropical, not tropospheric?

What do you think of having a summary table towards the start as all the acronyms are hard to keep track of. Eg -
T1 = surface temp
T2 = mid troposphere temp
T3 = upper troposphere
T4 = stratosphere
TLT = troposphere with stratospheric cooling removed

I don't know about "Myth Busted" at the end :-)

2011-03-21 14:16:33
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey

Very thorough.

You may want to make your "Further Reading" line near the end into a Heading 3 font to keep it consistent with other SkS posts.

2011-03-21 16:51:41
Glenn Tamblyn


Thanks for the comments guys - I will add those changes.

Question, is their a preferred font for SkS and how do I change text with it on the editor - my old eyes seem to be missing something there?

2011-03-21 16:58:38
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey

What I've had to do when the font goes wacko is to copy the wacko text into Notepad or other plain text editor and then copy that text right back into the WYSISYG editor window.

Clunky, but it works.

2011-03-21 17:02:09Default font is Arial
John Cook


But the best practice is to not set any font and let the system choose the default. I hope you don't mind I went in and removed any font styles so it all reverts to the default. Also noticed a few hyperlinks lacked a space afterwards so added them in, and a few headings had a leading space that I removed.

So let me know when you're happy to go with this and I'll add this to the schedule.

2011-03-21 19:11:14
Glenn Tamblyn


John. Thanks for the edits.

HTML and I have never been friends. Something to do with when I reached 'the peak of my prowess in IT' - the 80's & 90's. The WWW has always been something for me that opened up so many possibilities for interconnection , and set back the development of tools for doing that by 20 years. I remember my Turbo Pascal days - me, a computer, and the tools to make it dance the bolero. Then some one said I had to be connected to 'something' and now my PC is doing Line Dancing!

Gripe over. Unless someone can see a formatting issue, good to go. Schedule it.

2011-03-23 08:41:32units
Dana Nuccitelli

Most of the numbers in the 'so who's right?' section are missing units (°C/decade).

2011-03-24 12:32:10units
Glenn Tamblyn


Fixed, thanks Dana