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Discussion > Satellite vs surface temperatures

Some day, I guess you'll explain how the troposphere is insulated from the surface layer and why additional energy cannot warm it. You're disagreeing with Jones who puts UHI at around 0.05C and others who place it higher. Anything over 0.2C probably will take a lot of justification though, unless combining UHI with other land use changes.

May 12, 2011 at 9:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterAtomic Hairdryer

Some day, I guess you'll explain how the troposphere is insulated from the surface layer and why additional energy cannot warm it.

That's not what I am saying. UHI is energetically insignificant. It's a local boundary layer effect that warms thermometers. It is invisibly small in the aggregate of energy flows within the climate system. That's why it cannot and does not warm the TLT. And your refusal to acknowledge this fact is the problem here.

May 12, 2011 at 11:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterBBD