Tag Archives: NCDC

The Original Temperatures Project

Guest essay by Frank Lansner Presentation of the Original Temperatures project. Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Methods 3. Adjustments of temperature data 3.1. Adjustments: HISTALP – by the Austrian ZAMG 3.2. Adjustments: ECA&D – by the Dutch KNMI 3.3. Adjustments: The BEST project 3.3.1 BEST / Austria … Continue reading

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First time in 20 years – more daily record lows than daily highs that were either tied or set in 2013

2013 was a cool year in many ways. Most interestingly, the last year this split between highs and lows happened in the USA, in 1993, we had the eruption from Mt. Pinatubo the prior year which ejected so much aerosol … Continue reading

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Claim: November 2013 is the ‘warmest ever’ – but will the real November 2013 temperature please stand up?

Lots of clima-hullaballo this week in the media thanks NOAA and this announcement in NOAA’s “State of the Climate” report seen here: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/ They state: The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for November 2013 was record … Continue reading

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Will the real The Death Valley 134F high temperature record please stand up? NWS says one on file at NCDC is a ‘fake’

“…someone made this fake form off the original and even forged Oscar Denton’s name on it.” Readers may recall that last week I noticed differences in the two “official” paper records presented by NOAA/NWS and the National Park Service in … Continue reading

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Central Park in USHCNv2.5 (October 2012) magically becomes cooler in July in the Dust Bowl years

By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM Remember this story long ago on New York’s Central Park multiple very different data sets to which Steve McIntyre responded here. McIntyre wrote then: …has the temperature of New York City increased in the past 50 … Continue reading

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NCDC’s irreconcilable temperatures in the May 2013 State of the Climate Report

NOAA/NCDC just published their State of the Climate Report for May 2013, and in it, are some claims about global temperature that look just plain wrong when compared to other global data sets. They claim: The combined average temperature over … Continue reading

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An analysis of night time cooling based on NCDC station record data

Guest post by Mike Crow Figure 1 Night time temperature profile of a clear sky night in NE Ohio. 8:28pm Sunset/6:16am Sunrise Climate science is all about surface temperature trends. The problem with this is that the CAGW is a … Continue reading

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NOAA decadal scale rainfall trends found to be ‘wildly wrong’

GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS Guest post by Craig Loehle, Ph.D. I have good news and bad news. The good news is that USA rainfall is, according to NOAA, rising at 6.5 inches per century. The bad news is that … Continue reading

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NOAA corrects ‘State of the Climate’ – offers no credit

NOAA Corrects Their 2012 State of the Climate Report – 2012 Was NOT the Warmest La Niña Year on Record Guest post by Bob Tisdale With as little fanfare as possible, NOAA has corrected their erroneous claim in their 2012 State … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Hansen and Karl go on about certainty

There’s a press conference going on right now with NCDC’s Tom Karl and NASA GISS Dr. James Hansen. They want us to believe them, about the certainty of their conclusions from data. I just checked the “State of the Climate … Continue reading

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Hansen and Karl to put on a “worse than we thought” event

From a press release, apparently the writer has no clue that the NASA GISS data is a derivative of the NOAA data, and thus the claim of “NASA and NOAA each independently produce a record of Earth’s surface temperatures…” is … 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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Does NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) keep two separate sets of climate books for the USA?

UPDATE: See the first ever CONUS Tavg value for the year from the NCDC State of the Art Climate Reference Network here and compare its value for July 2012. There’s another surprise. Glaring inconsistencies found between State of the Climate … Continue reading

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NCDC’s new USHCN hockey stick trick

Yesterday, NCDC released Version 2.5 of the USHCN data set. For those who don’t know, this is the U.S. Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) which NCDC considers a “gold standard” for US temperature measurements. Problem is, the reality of the old … Continue reading

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PBS airs special on green rooftops, cites NCDC’s Thomas Peterson, who fumbles the UHI ball

From PBS last night: From Rooftop to Alleyway, Chicago Fights Extreme Urban Heat With Greener Ideas One of Chicago’s most beautiful and hidden gardens is located on top of City Hall, part of an effort to ‘green’ roofs in order … Continue reading

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July was also the 329th consecutive month of positive upwards adjustment to the U.S. temperature record by NOAA/NCDC

I’ve noticed there’s a lot of frenetic tweeting and re-tweeting of this “sound bite” sized statement from this Climate Central piece by Andrew Freedman. July was the fourth-warmest such month on record globally, and the 329th consecutive month with a … Continue reading

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Never before published paper on UHI and siting – Goodridge 1987

Plus answers to yesterday’s Fun puzzle: Name these official stations. Given that California Governor Jerry Brown has recently setup a website at the governor’s office basically telling skeptics to “shut up” I thought this would be a good time to … Continue reading

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NASA’s James Hansen is just wrong: Proof that there is no increased drought in the USA tied to temperature

From the James Hansen is just wrong department comes some inconvenient data, data that Dr. Hansen or anyone in the media could have easily looked up for themselves before writing irresponsible stories like this one: Former Virginia State Climatologist Dr. … Continue reading

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About that missing USHCNv2 data…

Some correspondence from NCDC on that missing data from 2008 to the present:

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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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Newly found weather records show 1930’s as being far worse than the present for extreme weather

The Heat Was On—Before Urbanization and Greenhouse Gases By Patrick Michaels on World Climate Report Sure is hot out! And what better time for a paper to appear in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology describing the construction of … Continue reading

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The UHI’s of Texas are upon you

Joe D’Aleo suggested earlier today that I take a look at some of the data from NCDC’s web page called “US climate at a glance“. This page allows comparisons of the actual data not anomalies used in the NCDC USHCN … Continue reading

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Comparing GHCN V1 and V3

Much Ado About Very Little Guest post by Zeke Hausfather and Steve Mosher E.M. Smith has claimed (see full post here: Summary Report on v1 vs v3 GHCN ) to find numerous differences between GHCN version 1 and version 3, … Continue reading

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NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center caught cooling the past – modern processed records don’t match paper records

We’ve seen examples time and again of the cooling of the past via homogenization that goes on with GISS, HadCRUT, and other temperature data sets. By cooling the data from the past, the trend/slope of the temperature for the last … Continue reading

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RDU’s paint by numbers temperature and climate monitoring

After reviewing over 1000 USHCN stations in the United States as part of my surfacestations.org project, I have often thought that I can’t find anymore surprises in the train wreck that is our surface observing network. Apparently I’m wrong. Can … Continue reading

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Get ‘em while its HOT: Global Warming Chrysanthemums!

Guest post by Mark Johnson Everybody is trying to capitalize on the “green is good” craze lately, even the plant industry. Hence, the newest line of designer Chrysanthemums. From a company called Vermont Organics Reclamation, Inc.comes the new “Global Warming … 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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Climategate 2.0 email – Mike Mann characterized as “crazy” over MWP and “serious enemy”

Edward Cook tells Phil Jones that Mike Mann is “serious enemy” and “vindictive”. Mike Mann had criticized his work. Apparently Mann went “a little crazy” over a paper showing the Medeival Warm Period exists. 4101.txt cc: k.briffa@uea.xx.xx date: Thu, 7 … Continue reading

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An investigation of USHCN station siting issues using a cleaned dataset

While BEST is making a public relations train wreck for themselves by touting preliminary conclusions with no data analysis paper in place yet to support their announcements, there have been other things going on in the world of surface data … Continue reading

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