RSS and UAH Videos
Posted by Jeff Id on November 3, 2009
The following are video representations of the published RSS and UAH data. This time the videos include lower troposphere, mid troposphere and lower stratosphere versions. As before there are a number of interesting features to the data including oscillations between poles, contrasting anomalies between layers and strong variance in the polar regions compared to the equator. I find the lack of variance at the equator very interesting as it demonstrates the quality of the signal used to determine whether the IPCC fingerprint exists is actually decent. Another interesting point is that RSS doesn’t do the spatial filtering of UAH and has several areas of missing data which show as dark purple where UAH presumably does some infilling. The size of the polar UAH infilling is also apparent. My favorite difference is the heating and cooling in the lower troposphere are often opposed by the stratosphere. If you freeze the frames at different points you can see big lower troposphere hotspots and dark blues in the stratosphere. In other cases the hot/cold effect switches to cold/hot.
R unfortunately decided to start making a scribble across Russia and Canada even though I’ve set the flags not to do that. I’ll have to get my money back.
The corresponding UAH video: