by Judith Curry
I could use some help pulling together some graphs for a talk I am giving next week.
About a year ago, I participated in a panel discussion The National Associated of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) [link]. It was a very worthwhile event, and I am doing it again next week (with Joe Casola again).
The slides for my presentation are due next Monday (two days from now). The slides I used last year seem quite dated (beyond just needing to add one more year of data). I have been insanely busy and I put this off until the last minute. I could use some help.
Time series graphs
Has anyone seen a time series of ECMWF reanalysis global surface temperature time series through 2015 (i spotted one through Oct 15, 2015)
Has anyone seen a good graph of recent surface temperatures (say 1990-2015) that includes HadCrut4, NOAA, NASA, BEST?
Has anyone seen a graph of the comparison between RSS (new version) plus possibly UAH, versus the CMIP5 predictions
I am looking for a plot of the palmer drought severity index for the US through 2015. I can do the plot at the NOAA site https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us but I can’t get this plot into a ppt slide. Suggestions?
We have been asked to respond to the following:
- oceans rising faster than any time in the last 2800 years
- 2015: hottest year
- Some extreme weather events were linked to climate change in the March report on extreme events from the National Academies
- Ancient trees emerge from frozen forest tomb in the Arctic (relates to decadal to millennial scale variations in the Arctic).
- The Paris Climate talks
I would appreciate any suggestions for graphs or arguments on these points.
Moderation note: This thread will be strictly moderated for relevance through the end of Monday (after which time it will open to more general comments). Thanks in advance for any help that you can provide. Lets see how crowd sourcing this talk might work.
Update: Your comments and emails have been HUGELY helpful. I remarked to Peter that the Denizens are much better than graduate students, since they do a lot of work on Sunday. A draft of my presentation is found here [NARUC curry 2016 ], would appreciate comments and suggestions (you will see many of your suggestions incorporated here!)