Tag Archives: Climate Reference Network

Which mercury reading in Mercury is the right one?

How can two stations less than 1/2 mile apart be so different? How can one set a new record and best it by two degrees while the other doesn’t? I was intrigued by this Record Event Report out of Las … Continue reading

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Australia and ACORN-SAT

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach As Anthony discussed here, some Australian climate scientists think that there was an “angry summer” in 2012. Inspired by the necromantic incantations in support of the Aussie claims coming from the irrepressible Racehorse Nick Stokes, … Continue reading

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The monthly report NOAA never produces – from the Climate Reference Network

Here is the latest monthly value from the state of the art Climate Reference Network, (CRN) which never seems to make it into NOAA’s monthly and yearly climate reports. But, I produce these maps now monthly since NOAA doesn’t. You … Continue reading

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Via experiment, NOAA establishes a fact about station siting: ‘nighttime temperatures are indeed higher closer to the laboratory’

WUWT readers may recall that I wrote about this experiment being performed at Oak Ridge national Laboratory to test the issues related to station siting that I have long written about. NOAA’s ‘Janus moment’ – while claiming ‘The American public … Continue reading

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Announcing the first ever CONUS yearly average temperature from the Climate Reference Network

UPDATE: NOAA plans to release SOTC at 1PM EST today. Look for updates soon and a special report on today’s release. The map below will automatically update when we have the new December COOP Tavg value, probably later today. I’ll … Continue reading

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New national temperature resource almost ready

I had hoped to have this ready in time for heat wave season, as it would have been quite useful in July. Pursuant to my post about July average temperatures being lower with the new Climate Reference Network -vs- the … Continue reading

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A new paper showing how UHI and energy consumption are linked to long-term temperature change in China

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. highlighted this major new paper in JGR yesterday, I consider it important as it relates to the works I’m doing on station siting. The key points of the paper are supportive of what I’ve  been saying … Continue reading

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NOAA’s ‘Janus moment’ – while claiming ‘The American public can be confident in NOAA’s long-standing surface temperature record’, they fund an experiment to investigate the effects of station siting and heat sinks/sources on temperature data

NOAA’s impersonation of the two faced god Janus just proved my point about station siting issues with their actions that speak louder than words. While there’s all this caterwauling about my PBS News hour interview, and my statements were apparently … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News – Volume 3 Number 11, part 2 – other sources show no record low Arctic ice extent

Earlier today in part1, I posted about the new record low claimed by NSIDC: Sea Ice News – Volume 3 Number 11, part 1 – new Arctic satellite extent record. The number given is 4.1 million square kilometers: That of … Continue reading

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An ‘inconvenient result’ – July 2012 not a record breaker according to data from the new NOAA/NCDC U.S. Climate Reference Network

I decided to do myself something that so far NOAA has refused to do: give a CONUS average temperature for the United States from the new ‘state of the art’ United States Climate Reference Network (USCRN). After spending millions of … Continue reading

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An uncorrected assumption in BEST’s station quality paper

I noted with a chuckle today, this statement over at the California Academy of Sciences “Climate Change Blog”: I think that we all need to be careful of not falling into the unqualified and inexpert morass characterized by vessels like … Continue reading

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My response to NCDC’s op-ed in the New York Times

Andrew Revkin asked me to provide comments on this article of his where the National Climatic Data Center was asked to respond to Watts et al 2012: A Closer Look at Climate Studies Promoted Before Publication Here is what I … Continue reading

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New study shows half of the global warming in the USA is artificial

PRESS RELEASE – U.S. Temperature trends show a spurious doubling due to NOAA station siting problems and post measurement adjustments. Chico, CA July 29th, 2012 – 12 PM PDT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A comparison and summary of trends is … Continue reading

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An update on my Climate Reference Network visualization project

Readers may recall that when Peter Gleick first sent out the stolen Heartland board documents and the fake document to give the story “legs”, there was a mention in there of a project that I asked Heartland to help me … Continue reading

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Heh.

From Tom Nelson Email 600, Sept 2007: Watts expose makes NOAA want to change entire USA method Email 600

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New paper links cosmic rays, clouds, and temperature

This new paper shows what appears to be a link between Forbush descreases and terrestrial temperature change shortly afterwards. It is a short time scale demonstration of what Svensmark is positing happens on a longer climate appropriate time scale as … Continue reading

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The surfacestations paper – statistics primer

Fall et al. 2011: The Statistics By John Neilsen-Gammon (from his blog Climate Abyss – be sure to bookmark it, highly recommended – Anthony) As I mentioned in my last post, I did a lot of the statistical analysis in … Continue reading

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The long awaited surfacestations paper

This summary is from Dr. Pielke at the University of Colorado in his words. I’ll have my own post on some detail not covered here, with links to the SI – data code, etc we are preparing in a day … Continue reading

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