Tucson Update

You may recall the post earlier this year where the USHCN official climate station with the largest positive trend in the USA turned out to be located in a parking lot at the University of Arizona in Tucson. See below:


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The GISS surface temperature plot for Tucson:


The Uof A Tucson station is still there in the parking lot, but as www.surfacestations.org volunteer Bob Thompson finds out while visiting family this Thanksgiving, it appears they are in the process of dismantling the station. The wooden portion of the Stevenson Screen has been removed. tucson-update

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It seems odd for them to remove the shelter, yet leave the precision aspirated thermometer, which is the long tube with the “T” on the left side spanning the old shelter mount.

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Bob L.
November 23, 2007 7:33 pm

What happens now? The university will move it to a location that fits the sighting. requirements and Hansen makes some arbitrary adjustment for all future readings, or will the location bring the reading back into compliance and the adjustments get removed? This can be an interesting experiment on how the move is handled by the hockey team.
Completely off topic, if they are the hockey team, what are we? I think for the sake of friendship, kinsmen-ship, or fraternity, we should have a group identity. Something in keeping with the good natured, optimistic outlook most of us share.

Bill H
November 25, 2007 8:56 am

“largest positive trend” using which data set?

November 25, 2007 8:01 pm

Bob L.
We’ve been dubbed Rev. Anthony’s Screeching Mercury Monkeys. Check the archives; we even have a logo.

Evan Jones
November 29, 2007 1:56 am

I gotta say the Greenman’s “Mercury Monkey” epithet (from whence also came “Rev”) gets my vote. It has a definite ring to it.
I always recommend adopting the epithet of an enemy. It adds zing and wears on the sleeve that much the better. Besides, it eats their hearts out (which, in true Aztec, tradition makes us stronger). The logo is also very good tobe going along with.

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