There is an interesting post on the significance of the Levitus et al 2012 paper
Levitus, S., et al. (2012), World ocean heat content and thermosteric sea level change (0-2000), 1955-2010, Geophys. Res. Lett.,doi:10.1029/2012GL051106, in press
that I posted on in
This new post is on Niche Modeling and is titled
While, the lower diagnosed value of radiative imbalance raises questions on the skill of the models (and the IPCC reliance on them), it is important to distinguish between the three terms radiative imbalance, radiative forcing, and radiative feedback. In terms of global averages their relationship can be written as
global radiative imbalance = global radiative forcing + global radiative feedback.
The Levitus et al 2012 data provides a measure of the global average…
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