Complete UAH v6.0 data for December for all regions were released yesterday- sooner than I expected! Here are graphs for the remaining 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. (See my previous post for Global, Southern Hemisphere, and Tropical regions). Note: The satellite record commences in December 1978. The entire satellite record is now 37 years 1 month long- 445 months.
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One month shorter.
The Pause has lengthened again, by 10 months.
For the whole of the satellite record, the South Polar region has had a negative trend. So much for a fingerprint of warming due to the enhanced greenhouse effect being greater warming at the Poles!
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Now, about the disappearance of the Pause in the Northern Hemisphere- here’s a curious thing. While there is no Pause overall, Northern Hemisphere Land data do show a Pause, albeit short:
Only 6 years 6 months- but still a pause. Northern Hemisphere Ocean data show a much more impressive Pause:
18 years and 11months. So the Pause hasn’t disappeared- it’s just hiding in the ocean!
In my next post, later today or tomorrow, I’ll compare Land and Ocean data for various other regions.