How not to measure temperature, part 16

This photo comes come to me from NOAA’s Weather Service Forecast Office in Monterey. This is the official USHCN climate station of record for Livermore, CA. USHCN # 44997 The…

UPDATE: NOAA/NCDC privacy concerns questioned by alert blog reader

In my previous post, NOAA Throws a roadblock my way I talked about how NOAA/NCDC has thrown a roadblock into the work being done to survey weather stations citing “privacy…

NOAA/NCDC throws a roadblock my way

As many readers know, the www.surfacestations.org effort has been gaining a lot of attention, and also volunteers. I’m now at over 130 volunteers nationwide. The results of the effort attracted…

How not to measure temperature, part 15

The picture below comes to me via my website www.surfacestations.org from volunteer site surveyor Bob Meyer. It is the USHCN climate station of record for Waterville, Washington. In addition to…

How not to measure temperature, part 14

This picture comes to me via www.surfacestations.org courtesy of Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. of the University of Colorado. It is the US Historical Climatological Network (USHCN) Station of Record for…

How not to measure temperature, part 13

The picture above is of the official USHCN climate station of record in Quitman, GA and comes to me via www.surfacestations.org volunteer Joel McDade. It is located at a residence,…

A landmark paper on earth's climate link to the sun

The diagram above is central to the paper’s examination of the “spiral” nature of the earth to sun distance relationship, which affects noit only seasons, but longer term climate cycles.…

How not to measure temperature, part 12

One of the really odd discoveries that I’ve made while surveying climate monitoring stations around the USA is the fact that many of the official stations are located at sewage…

How not to measure temperature, part 11

This is the USHCN climate station of record for Bainbridge Georgia. It comes to me by way of surfacestations.org survey volunteer Joel McDade. Joel wins the award for finding the…

A note from a NASA Climate Researcher

Dr. Gavin Schmidt, a lead researcher with NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) that does leading climate change studies, replied to one of my posts and made an assertion…

Standards for weather stations

The Station at the Monterey, CA WSO I’ve received a few requests for information regarding just what the established standards are for placing weather stations as they relate to their…

Analysis of weather station data

For those of you that want to see a detailed analysis of the data the weather stations mentioned here have produced, please take a look at Climate Audit at www.climateaudit.org…

June 19th, a busy day at Watts Up

Today was a record setting day, not only for this blog, but for any blog sponsored by the Enterprise Record. And to think I used to be excited when I…

How not to measure temperature, part 10

Russ Steele, a blogger in Nevada County at NCWatch is volunteering to do weather station site surveys as I’ve been doing. Yesterday Russ visited Petaluma California to see the USHCN…

How not to measure temperature, part 9

The picture above comes to me courtesy of Gary Kobes, of the US Coast Guard. It is the temperature sensor at the climate station of record in Aberdeen, WA It…

My Solar Anniversary

Last week the Chico News and Review published an editorial (A smoked Red Herring) with my name right at the top, lambasting me for my investigations into climate change. That’s…

New Element Discovered: Governmentium

The discovery of the heaviest chemical element yet known to science. The new element has been tentatively named Governmentium. Governmentium has 1 neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and…

How not to measure temperature, part 8

The picture below is from Radio station KQEN in Roseburg, OR. It is the official climate observing site for Roseburg. This picture is courtesy of Oregon State University Climatologist, George…

How not to measure temperature, part 7

I found this when I visited the old Army Airfield (Derby Field) in Lovelock, Nevada. The official airport for the city also has a NOAA weather station that has been…

Snow in June

Yesterday I had to drive up California State highway 88 doing another series of weather station surveys. I ran into a snowstorm between 6500 and 8000 feet. Big flakes, with…

My summer project – a national weather station audit

You may remember a couple of weeks ago I got sideswiped by Ms, Sherri Quammen, who in a letter to the editor called me a “weapon of mass destruction” because…

The Junk Science Life Cycle

I found this very interesting, so I decided to repost it here. Below is the life cycle of junk science, from the web blog Daily Dollop It shows the history…

How not to measure temperature, part 6

Ok folks, just when you think I could not possibly post any worse pictures of official climate stations, I yet again have more. I’d like to point out that I’ve…

How not to measure temperature, part 5

Today I visited the City of Lodi, California, since they have a USHCN weather station that produces data used in the climate record and also in climate change computer modeling.…