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Independent Review Discovers that NCDC Fumbles Data Handling in GHCN Climate Data

Guest essay by Bob Koss Being an old retired guy with time on my hands, this summer I decided to find out just how well GHCN-Monthly follows their own methodology in regard to data collection. What I discovered is, they don’t. My remarks below relate strictly to the GHCN monthly unadjusted dataset on which their…

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How not to measure temperature part 95 – New temperature record of 102° in Wichita, but look where they measure it

Over at Weather Underground, they are all excited about a new monthly high temperature record. Christopher Burt writes: Wichita, Kansas Measures May Monthly High Temperature of 102° On Sunday, May 4th, the temperature peaked at 102° at Wichita’s official NWS site Mid-Continent International Airport. Not only was this the hottest temperature ever measured during the…

Seattle’s climate instantly cools 1.5 degrees

This is interesting, and of course it goes hand-in-hand with what I have been saying for years. Scott Sistek, of KOMO News/Weather reports: ============================================================= For several years the thermometer at SeaTac airport has been reporting temperatures 1-3 degrees above surrounding areas. Instead, it seems the thermometer at Sea-Tac is finally back on track, reporting temperatures…

Important study on temperature adjustments: ‘homogenization…can lead to a significant overestimate of rising trends of surface air temperature.’

From the “we told you so” department comes this paper out of China that quantifies many of the very problems with the US and global surface temperature record we have been discussing for years: the adjustments add more warming than the global warming signal  itself A paper just published in Theoretical and Applied Climatology finds…