Tag Archives: Instrumental temperature record

A controversial look at Blackbody radiation and Earth minus GHG’s

Guest Post by Reed Coray On Dec. 6, 2011 12:12 am Lord Monckton posted a comment on a thread entitled Monckton on sensitivity training at Durban that appeared on this blog on Dec. 5, 2011. In that comment he wrote: … Continue reading

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UCAR on Blocking Highs, heat waves, and modeling limits

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. writes: Candid Admission By UCAR – “Blocking The Way – Predicting The Atmospheric Detours That Lead To Weather Troubles” There was an interesting article in the Fall issue of the UCAR Magazine titled by Bob Henson titled Blocking The … Continue reading

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An Initial Look At The Hindcasts Of The NCAR CCSM4 Coupled Climate Model

Guest post by Bob Tisdale OVERVIEW This post compares the instrument observations of three global temperature anomaly datasets (NINO3, Global, and North Atlantic “Plus”) to the hindcasts of the NCAR couple climate model CCSM4, which was used in a couple … Continue reading

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Real Climate pans BEST and Muller

In a shocking development that may represent a singularity, I find myself in agreement* with parts of an opinion piece posted on Real Climate today called Berkeley Earthquake Called Off. Dr. Eric Steig writes: Anybody expecting earthshaking news from Berkeley, … Continue reading

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The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project puts PR before peer review

UPDATE: see this new story BEST: What I agree with and what I disagree with – plus a call for additional transparency to prevent “pal” review ======================================================= Readers may recall this post last week where I complained about being put in … Continue reading

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Analysing the complete hadCRUT yields some surprising results

From The Reference Frame, 30 July 2011 via the GWPF HadCRUT3: 30% Of Stations Recorded A Cooling Trend In Their Whole History The warming recorded by the HadCRUT3 data is not global. Despite the fact that the average station records … Continue reading

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Crater Lake USHCN weather station – the GISS removal

Readers may recall I wrote in this article about my family memorial day excursion to Crater Lake: Crater Lake happens to have a USHCN weather station, and it is one of the few stations that GISS excludes (they have an … Continue reading

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Siting related temperature bias at the Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

“This a complicating factor for the homogenization of daily temperature series.” WUWT first reported on the issues with the KNMI De Bilt weather station in October 2009 here. About that time, Dr. Pielke Sr. and I were given access to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Climate Science Myths And Misconceptions – Post #2 On The Metric Of Global Warming

Guest post by Dr. Roger Pielke Senior As discussed in the post Climate Science Myths And Misconceptions – Post #1 On The Global Annual Average Surface Temperature Trend the global annual average surface temperature trend has become the icon of communicating climate … Continue reading

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Pielke Senior: Climate Science Myths & Misconceptions

Climate Science Myths And Misconceptions – Post #1 On The Global Annual Average Surface Temperature Trend By Dr. Roger Pielke Senior There are a remarkable number of myths and misconceptions about climate science. In a set of upcoming posts in the coming weeks starting … Continue reading

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Expect the BEST, plan for the worst

RELATED ARTICLES, highly suggested: Clarification on BEST submitted to the House Pielke Sr. on the Muller testimony Independent company station siting analysis demonstrates the problem Quote of the Week – other scientists weigh in Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, I had … Continue reading

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Briggs on Berkeley’s forthcoming BEST surface temperature record, plus my thoughts from my visit there

UPDATE: for those visiting here via links, see my recent letter regarding Dr. Richard Muller and BEST. I have some quiet time this Sunday morning in my hotel room after a hectic week on the road, so it seems like … Continue reading

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A Cherry-Picker’s Guide to Temperature Trends Update: Warming Crisis Not

by Chip Knappenberger at Master Resource Back in October 2009, my post “A Cherry-Picker’s Guide to Temperature Trends” examined the many different statements that could be made to describe the tendencies of global temperatures over the past 20 years. I concluded that … Continue reading

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Some People Claim There’s a Human to Blame (GW Tiger)

Guest post by Ira Glickstein Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame, But I know, it’s my own damn fault.. The original Jimmy Buffet lyrics say “woman to blame” but I changed it to “human” in the title … Continue reading

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WMO: 2010 warmest, but no statistically significant difference between global temperatures in 2010, 2005 and 1998

See below for an interview from Dr. Bob Carter. Press Release No. 906 For use of the information media Not an official record 2010 equals record for world’s warmest year Geneva, 20 January 2011 (WMO) – The year 2010 ranked … Continue reading

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Surface temperature uncertainty, quantified

There is a new paper out that investigates something that has not previously been well dealt with related to the surface temperature record (at least as far as the author knows). “Sensor measurement uncertainty”. The author has defined a lower … Continue reading

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Richard Lindzen: A Case Against Precipitous Climate Action

Via the GWPF, an essay by Dr. Richard Lindzen of MIT: The notion of a static, unchanging climate is foreign to the history of the earth or any other planet with a fluid envelope. The fact that the developed world … Continue reading

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