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A View from the Altar / Ocean temperature
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Ocean temperature

The ARGO project for measuring the ocean temperature consists of 3000 free-floating ocean buoys scattered around the oceans of the world. It’s good to have data to work from, and I appreciate people trying to establish facts rather than just hopping aboard the global warming train without checking.

But there’s a problem.  The surface area of the ocean is about 139 million square miles.  Dividing that by 3000 gives an average of one thermometer for every 46,000 square miles.  This is an area the size of Pennsylvania.

If you had only one thermometer somewhere in Pennsylvania, would you claim it actually represented the temperature of Pennsylvania?

Having said that — and for whatever it’s worth — ARGO shows total ocean heat content going down.

One Comment

  1. Phil Bostian

    Steve—
    An interesting web site:
    http://www.petitionproject.org

    Thousands of scientists, many with PhD’s, have signed on to this statement that man has not caused “climate change”.

    Your Cuz……..Phil

    Posted on 03-Apr-09 at 21:26 pm | Permalink

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