Global warming temperature predictions Sept 6, 2010 12:13:51 GMT
Post by hunterson on Sept 6, 2010 12:13:51 GMT
The comparison between solar and CO2 is that solar goes up and then down and averages out the same over a year. CO2 forcing goes up and is staying up. Detecting the effect of the solar variation on the global energy budget is made harder because the Southern hemisphere has much less land than the northern hemisphere, so you are comparing temperatures of areas with different properties. Also the energy budget of the earth reacts on timescales of many years, so that for example, the effect of Pinatubo on the atmosphere happened over the period of about a year, but its effect on the oceans is quite hard to detect.
I thought the purpose of Argos was to measure the heat content of the oceans?