I’m currently attending a conference at UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) put together by Dr. Roger Pielke, and sponsored by the National Science Foundation titled: Detecting the Atmospheric Response to the Changing Face of the Earth: A Focus on Human-Caused Regional Climate Forcings, Land-Cover/Land-Use Change, and Data Monitoring. UCAR is in Boulder, tucked right up against the front range of the Colorado Rockies. It’s quite an interesting place.
You can view the conference agenda here
About 50 climate science professionals are attending, Dr. Pielke invited me to make a presentation.
I’ll be presenting my preliminary results of station quality analysis for the 27% of the USHCN stations surveyed thus far by surfacestations.org volunteers in my presentation tomorrow. Depending on how that s received I’ll then decide whether or not to release that data publicly on this blog and other outlets, or to wait for the station surveys to be more complete. I’m really looking forward to getting feedback on this project so that I can identify weaknesses, and improve the final result. Having 50 climate scientists critique my work will be a very good test.
I have Internet connectivity in the conference room, and I’m blogging this entry from there. I’ll keep you updated. So far, some very interesting papers on land use as it relates to climate have been presented.