>I’d like to dump some abstracts of ENSO papers onto the Forum and maybe later the wiki. Minimal references here, but links. If any of you want more information on any particular one of these, let me know.

John, Why don't you dump a link to your methane sinkhole Google Plus post as well?
Because of the nasty HTML escapes?
https://plus.google.com/117663015413546257905/posts/9SxJJFRLKe1


I don't know anything about tectonical faults and their corresponding phenomena like lava or methane crates etc. But the higher occurrence of
pingos in Yukon and Northwest Territories of Canada, which are closed to "volcanic centers active in the last one million years generalized. Minor basaltic
centers and seamounts omitted" and "Reverse fault (overthrust subduction zone) generalized, barbs on upthrown side", as given in the Wikipedia tectonics
image:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tectonics#mediaviewer/File:Plate_tectonics_map.gif

and the fact that there seems to be faults according to the Wikipedia image, which were already mentioned above:

>which are decribed in this document on Wikipedia as: Major active fault or fault zone, where nature, location or activity are unknown (side remark: It actually looks as if this fault could be part of a fault which is a break between the western europe/African plate and the Eurasian/Arabian plate)

which lead exactly to the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tazovsky_District and the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamal_Peninsula

which hold the Siberian sinkholes, suggests that those Siberian sinkholes are related to the tectonics, which were pointed out by Sunil Vadakkepuliyambatta.

Anyways, Nathan, I was sort of searching for decent air temperature recordings which are similar to that SST images (for getting a feeling for the global warming potential of methane) but I haven't found anything (lookable, readable). The HADCRUT has a Gridded Google earth view with temperature anomalies, thats interesting but not quite the same. Like one e.g has to click on each checker board grid for getting data etc.If you know about something in that sense that would be interesting. There exists a NetCDF file, which one could use for a visualization, but extracting that would be a lot of work (without pay).

By the way while looking at that temperature data I noticed that there are some stations who terminated service (some after almost around hundred years of service) like in Iraq, which seems to be due to the war. But what happened to the station in Kuwait? Since Kuwait is economically well off, what are the reasons for ceasing reporting?