Measuring rain the easy way: using an automatic logging rain gauge

A few days ago I mentioned John Neilsen Gammon’s post about The other half of the USHCN network – precipitation In that post I had a picture of the standard rain gauge used by Cooperative weather observers in the USA, shown below. One of the downsides to the cooperative observer network is that fact that you…

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Technical paper training for “Hansen’s Bulldog”

Bob Tisdale responds to Grant Foster aka “Tamino”, self proclaimed “Hansen’s Bulldog” (now oddly deleted but available at the Wayback machine via this link). The difference between Mr. Tisdale and Mr. Foster is that Mr. Tisdale doesn’t need to resort to name calling (denier equivalent) to get the point across. No matter whose presentation you…

NCDC cites “controversy” with the UAH temperature record, and the search for a “true climate signal”

This article in the January/February edition of WIRES Climate Change doesn’t surprise me at all. With the uncertainty of the surface temperature record in question, the Met Office’s Peter Thorne and NCDC’s Tom Peterson, who once wrote a ghost authored attack against the surfacestations project, take aim to elicit controversy (their word) over Christy and…