UAH v6.0 data for August were released on Wednesday. Here are updated graphs for various regions showing the furthest back one can go to show a zero or negative trend (less than +0.01C/ 100 years) in lower tropospheric temperatures. The strongest El Nino since 1997-98 is affecting some regions more than others.
Due to the strong El Nino, global temperatures are expected to continue to increase until May or June of 2016 (at least until February). This will shorten the Pause.
Tropics (20N – 20S):
The bulk of solar heating of the Earth occurs in the tropics, which is mostly ocean, and ENSO events occur here. Since October 1992, very much before the 1997-98 Super El Nino, there has been no warming at all.
Oops! For the whole of the satellite record, there has been NO warming in the atmosphere above Antarctica. Remember, one of the “fingerprints” of global warming due to the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect is greater warming towards the Poles.
USA 49 States:
There has been no warming in the atmosphere above Australia for almost the whole lives of the current cohort of 1st Year Uni students. Just for comparison, the Australian ACORN-SAT surface data show a pause since February 2002- since they were in Preschool.
The Pause continues.