For those that haven’t been to WUWT lately, Erl Happ, a frequent contributor, has another post titled “Where is the Science?”
In it, he discusses the Southern Oscillation Index. Erl describes this as a representation of “the difference in atmospheric pressure between Tahiti and Darwin.” Then he asks, “How is it that change in surface atmospheric pressure is so closely associated with a change in the temperature of the tropical ocean?”
Erl continues with a discussion of ENSO and the makes, a literal bold statement —– Temperature change is linked to change in surface atmospheric pressure
Erl goes on making some remarkable links of pressure to temps. It’s well worth the read.
Some of us may recall Steve’s attempts to discuss the Ideal Gas Law at WUWT. Two examples….. here and here. And, many of us would recall the emotive resistance to such a posit by alarmists and skeptics alike. Steve continued with the idea at his own blog, and still much resistance. Now, whether intentional or not, Erl has ventured into this camp of thought. It will be interesting to see if he’s vilified as much as Steve for considering the subject by a different perspective.