I felt right at home when I walked into Dr. Bruce Baker’s office for the Climate Reference Network (CRN):
Why? Because the first thing they had, front and center, were pictures of every CRN site:
and more of them on other walls:
I asked about them, and the reply was: “every time we put in a new CRN station, up goes the picture”.
I spent and hour meeting with director Tom Karl and Assistant Director Sharon LeDuc, both were in attendance for my presentation on what we’ve all learned from the surfacestations project.
Quote of the day from Dr. Thomas Karl: “You and your volunteers have surveyed almost half of the network on a zero budget. If we had undertaken this, it would have meant preparing several proposals and allocating thousands of dollars”.
Bruce also bought lunch, and I had a rousing discussion on instrumentation with him and Grant Goodge. More later.