Monday, January 18, 2010

Ocean depths and glacial heights

As Cousin Mark says in his comments there is a study out which supports the theory that deep ocean temperatures more closely track changing climate than other data being used.
Prof Latif, who leads a research team at the renowned Leibniz Institute at Germany’s Kiel University, has developed new methods for measuring ocean temperatures 3,000ft beneath the surface, where the cooling and warming cycles start.

His findings indicate that the warming of the deep currents in the 1980's-2000 started deep in the ocean. These temperatures have now reversed and are colder. He believes these currents account for as much as 50% of climate change.

More on the scandal front: it appears that the whole chapter in the IPCC report about the rapid disappearance of the Himalayan glaciers was based on one magazine article which was based on one phone interview with one Indian scientists who made a statement based on supposition without any research or data to support it. Scientists who actually study glaciers say that the statements made in the IPCC report are virtually impossible.

P.S. The UN admits they made a mistake. (This is pretty rare.)