A mean study of Australian temperature

Mean and reported “Mean” temperatures and the consequences of the difference Guest essay by Tom Quirk The convention in meteorology is to report mean temperatures as the average of minimum and maximum temperatures. This assumption has been tested using temperatures recorded every 30 minutes through the 24 hour day at various locations in Australia by…

On the scales of warming worry magnitudes–part 1

A few weeks after my paper came out I have received quite unexpected but greatly appreciated offer from Anthony to write a summary of the paper for his blog site. The paper’s title is: Should We Worry About the Earth’s Calculated Warming at 0.7OC Over Last the Last 100 Years When the Observed Daily Variations…

The Metrology of Thermometers

For those that don’t notice, this is about metrology, not meteorology, though meteorology uses the final product. Metrology is the science of measurement. Since we had this recent paper from Pat Frank that deals with the inherent uncertainty of temperature measurement, establishing a new minimum uncertainty value of ±0.46 C for the instrumental surface temperature…