Help populate the new resources page

I’m finding myself constantly looking for some of the same links over and over again, often due to working form different locations where I don’t always have the same bookmarks.

Thus as an assistance not only for me, but for my readers, I’m working on a resources page that links to commonly used and discussed data sets and web presentations of data or graphs. This is different than a blogroll, since it is directed at data sources, not discussion forums.

I know a lot of you have bookmarks you’d like to share for relevant data sources for weather and climate. I’ve added a few for starters, and welcome submissions via the comments form on the new resources page which is available from the menu bar at the top of from this link.




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  1. Well, here’s what I got, so far. It’s not all graphs and data series, and includes articles and the like. But it may prove useful.
    World Temps (Surface) 1880-2008
    Temperature Anomaly by Month (World), 1900-2000 (Average Temps.)
    HadCRUT, GISS, MSU, UAH temperature anomalies 1979-2007
    Temperature/CO2.Graph 1880 – pres.:
    GISS Surface Anomalies 1998 – 2008 (World, Land, Land-Sea)
    MSU/RSS (Satellite measurements) Atmosphere Temp Anomalies (L.M.U Trop., L. Strat.) 1979-2007
    Map of Raw Temperature (USA)
    Map of GISS-Adjusted Temperature (USA)
    Current Temperatures, World, US
    Historical & Med./Long Term Geologial Temps.
    Temperatures to 100mya (Svalgaard ref.) Comment 36. (Crowley, 1996)
    Ice Volume (to 5mya)
    Weather Station Raw/Adjusted Data links, GHCN/, NCDC,
    Greenland (1807-date) CRU (by month, numeric)
    Intl. Arctic Research Ctr. Little Ice Age (3/16/07)
    Antarctica climate models
    Antarctica warming/cooling map
    2000-Year Global Temperature, Loehle, C. 2007. Energy and Environment, 18, 1049-1058, and 2008. Correction Energy and Environment, 19, 93-100.
    Interglacial temperatures, Paleoclimate
    Weather Stations (Surface)
    Historical data archives (NCDC)
    Yilmaz et al (2008) Heat over grass/soil/concrete
    Adjustments 1900-2000:
    Climate Models
    Adjustment graph sample
    UHI Effect
    LaDochy, Medina, Patzert. 2007. Recent California climate variability: spatial and temporal patterns in temperature trends. Climate Research, 33
    Ross R. McKitrick, Patrick J. Michaels , JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, DECEMBER 2007, Quantifying the influence of anthropogenic surface processes and inhomogeneities on gridded global climate data
    Global Warming Mechanisms (+ Temp. w/o Greenhouse gasses):
    “Dirty Snow”
    -3% albedo in North America, NASA/CU)
    25% of world warming since 1880 (NASA/CU)
    Full Solar Argument
    Solar data, historical graphs, temperature correlations
    Total Solar Irradiance (TSI)
    Satellite: 1366 w./m2 +/- 6.9% (1412 W/m2 Jan. to 1321 W/m2 Jul. due to the dist. of sun. [Or 1.96 cal./min./cm2 (Langleys, Ly)/min.])
    TSI, 1611-date
    Solar Irradiance abstract
    Milankovitch Cycles (Orbital/Axial cycles)
    Dr Solanki (Solar brightness & CO2)
    400 years of observed Sunspots
    Sunspot Numbers. Accumulated Departure from Average
    Sunspot Cycle (Wiki)
    Insignificant effects: +/- 1 Watt per square meter on timescales of a few days
    LIA, 1 per 2 years (norm = 650/year), Winter cooling 2C – 4C (NOAA)
    Sunspots (1760-2006 Chart)
    Cycle 23, lengths of recent cycles
    ATM/Oceans Cycles review paper
    Atmospheric Layers (Includes Temps.)
    Atmospheric Composition: %, Chem symbol
    Greenhouse Gas Amounts, Weighted contribution
    Aqua Satellite (Cloud cover/CO2 feedback)
    Arctic Oscillation (AO)
    Antarctic Oscillation (AAO) data series
    Graph/ Data Series:
    Arctic/Antarctic Ice, Cycles
    Air Pressure & issues
    Earth/Atmosphere Energy Balance:
    Weather Map (Temperatures, 1880 – date, adjusted)
    GHCN (Global Historical Climate Network)
    Watts-Observed CRN quality ratings (460 stations observed)
    Atmosphere Layers
    Methane (effect vs. CO2), Scientific American
    Greenhouse Emissions
    Atmospheric Water:
    Tornados decline 1950-date
    CO2 Measurements IMPORTANT, p. 739, Climate Change Reexamined
    CO2 Measurements (Ferdinand Engelbeen)
    Measuring Atmospheric C02: Paul Williams
    Greenhouse Effect (By Gas)
    Sea Ice loss/Wind.
    Where’s the Water?
    COADS Comprehensive Oceans-Atmosphere Data Set
    Oceans Temperatures (moored buoys)
    Climate Oscillations
    Pacific Decadal Oscillation
    Atlantic Mutidecadal Oscillation
    IPO (Interdecadal pacific Oscillation) incl. graph
    PDO/AMO charts, graphs
    North Atlantic Water Oscillation (NAO, NAWO)
    El Nino/La Nina Years, effects
    Oceans Cycles (plus solar) effects on temps.
    Monthly Precipitation Data Sources
    Equipment type (Ground Temperature measurement)
    Sea Level
    EIR Economics 33 6/22/07 (Lyndon LaRouche, yecch!)
    Mörner interview (Sea Levels)
    Greenland in Medieval Warm Period (linked to abstract)
    Greenland Hot Spot
    IPCC Miscalculation
    Water Cycle
    Energy (Greenhouse Effect)
    Life Energy:
    Nitrogen (By chemical)
    Fossil Fuels
    Dept. of Energy
    Environmental Energy Council
    Industry news
    Energy Resource (alt. energy)
    McKitrick, Hockey Stick broken
    The Other Side of the Debate (large # of links)
    Historical Ups and Downs (20 Century News sources)
    Early history of GW
    USDA Land Use (Urban Vs Rural)
    Visible Earth (Satellite archive)
    Raw Photo data (Flight lines, Greenland)
    Jail Politicians who ignore GW
    Climate Science Acronyms List
    Too Funny!
    Government Sources
    CRN Standards:
    CRN Standards, French Study, LeRoy (1999)
    NASA Home page
    GISS Home Page
    EPA Glossary of Terms
    List of Topics
    CRU Climate Research Unit
    HAD MET Office Hadley Centre
    NIWA National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (New Zealand)
    Climateaudit (Stephen McIntyre)
    Heartland Institute
    Union of Concerned Scientists
    Newscientist FAQ:
    REPLY: This is ALL you could find? 😉

  2. Great Idea. I don’t have the time to track all the various sites on this issue down myself so this will help me a lot so I can keep up to date and have the most recent data for my debates with the AGW (Al Gore Warming) crowd.

  3. I’ve just started populating a resource page on the website. Here’s what I’ve got so far:
    Heartland Institute ( The Heartland Institute is certainly at or near the top in providing accurate information on environmental issues in general and climate change in particular.
    Watts Up With That (
    This is a blog hosted by Meteorologist Anthony Watts and draws contributing scientists and researchers from around the globe. Anthony Watts is the pioneer in discovering how equipment used by the United States Historical Climate Network (USHCN) has either morphed into a corrupted temperature gathering network or a network which has installed replacement stations in places outside the established parameters.
    World Climate Report (
    Dr. Patrick Michaels, past president of the American Association of State Climatologists, presents a comprehensive, concise, and hard-hitting overview of global warming science. World Climate Report is categorized by date and topic, and provides citations to the current scientific literature.
    Science and Environmental Policy Project (
    Atmospheric physicist Dr. S. Fred Singer, Distinguished Research Professor at George Mason University and professor emeritus of environmental science at the University of Virginia, presents a weekly update on the latest global warming news.
    Climate Audit (
    Geologist Steve McIntyre, who played a key role in exposing flaws in Michael Mann’s “hockey stick” graph purporting to show unprecedented recent warming, provides near-daily updates on the latest scientific data and literature regarding global warming.
    Climate Science (
    Dr. Roger Pielke, Sr., a meteorologist with the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University, provides near daily updates on the scientific literature related to global warming. Dr. Pielke insists that he is not a global warming “skeptic,” but does feel that global warming fears lack nuance and are substantially overstated.
    Prometheus (
    Dr. Roger Pielke, Jr., a professor in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado, provides daily news and commentary on science policy regarding a wide variety of issues.
    Jack Koenig, Editor
    The Mysterious Climate Project
    REPLY: Thank you for the kind words.

  4. All I’ve got to say is, this Evan Jones guy has some issues… 😉
    Seriously, though, I’ve tried to accumulate links into a favorites folder doing much the same thing, and this page already rocks! Nothing like a bunch of graphs and data to get the juices flowing!
    Thanks for the effort.

  5. Some Canadian data links
    Canadian Climate Normals or Averages 1971-2000
    Canadian Climate Normals or Averages 1961-1990
    Canadian Monthly Climate Summaries, including temperature anomaly against 1971-2000 normals for stations that made the normals

  6. Kum Dollison mentioned ocean temps. Not sure if any of these would be much help (or are likely duplicates of Even Jones rather short list 😉 ), but:
    I dare say, though, that all these links provide more information than our local IPCC / agw advocate, john cross!

  7. Evan,
    Thanks for the big effort…there’s some good stuff in there I can use.
    In general
    What I think would be great would be some buttons on the side showing the latest real time graphs (graphic) of climate indicators:
    1. GIS world suface temps
    2. UAH-MSU global temps
    3. RSS
    4. HadCrut
    5. Sea Levels
    6. Arctic and Antarctic sea ice anomalies
    7. Ocean surface temperatures
    8. Deep ocean temps (if they exist
    9. Solar cycle graph
    Simply by clicking on a button on the side, the selected graph would appear for the last 100 or so years, or 30 years as in the case of setelllite measurements, etc. .
    In only a few minutes a reader could see where everything stands and is moving. Right now I have to go through all the different websites.
    I’ll post what I have sometime later. Right now I have to run.
    Also, a button with latest climate science news would be great.
    Example, Lately we’ve had
    1) The recent Nature Keenlyside report
    2) The AWI report concerning Antarcic sea temps
    3. The NPR ocean temp reports
    And today I see: “Study Refutes Link Between Global Warming and Hurricanes”

  8. I am hoping that my last post either got caught in the spam filter, or is awaiting review… it does contain some links which answer Kum Dollison’s question, and which I hope might be helpful here.
    As to the person I mentioned, john cross… I afterwards realized he does hit this blog much, I have seen him a great deal elsewhere. He is an agw advocate. There is not one single piece of work written by agw skeptics he would not diss; not one piece of pro-agw work he would not advocate.

  9. Ooops – wrong click!
    Maybe this science news button could be called: Climate Development Reports.
    Such reports are real heavyweights, and provide strong indications as to what is really going on with the earth’s climate. I’m always citing the 3 a.m. reports when speaking to AGW believers.
    I’ve thought about starting my own site with such features, but I’m lacking the time, and people like Anthony are much better at it anyway.
    My wife is already getting on my case for spending so much time on this climate subject – and perhaps rightly so.

  10. I’ve only been doing this for @ 2 months and the volume and work load is high if its being done manually. Anyone know what can be done to automate it?
    Furthermore, I have moved away from tracking news articles. There are several sites that do that pretty well, and who cares about the misinformation being presented. There is also way too much redundancy in these articles.

  11. all i can say is: holy motherlode! Great service, thank you, Anthony.
    Evan Jones’ list is amazing – hope to get organized to make my own contribution…

  12. Dear Anthony,
    I realise that this is a bit off topic nor do I suspect it to be posted but I thought I should pass it on to you. A friend passed on to me this news story about Australian “Global Warming Expert” Dr Tim Flannery’s radical solution to global warming. I have pasted the link to this story below:,23599,23724412-2,00.html
    I find it a bit disturbing when a scientist (palaeontologist) and Australian of the Year (2007) claims that it may become necessary to pump sulphur into the atmosphere to combat global warming, which he believes is worse now than it was three years ago. He then goes on to say that “The consequences of doing that are unknown”. Even this dumb redneck knows that if you pump sulphur, in the form of sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere you end up creating acid rain. That is why smelters and coal fired electricty generating stations have scrubbers to limit or eliminate acid rain which would otherwise occur downwind of such facilities. What I find disturbing is that I would expect someone like Al Gore to say something that foolish after all he is a politician and does not hold any science degree. But for a scientist like Flannery to make such an outrageous statement is frightening.

  13. See:
    (Trend charts and Forums)
    The Trend Chart “Zero Sunspot Days by Month” is an interesting overview in light of Solaemon’s data and also
    On the Importance of Cycle Minimum in Sunspot Cycle Prediction
    Wilson, Robert M.; Hathaway, David H.; Reichmann, Edwin J.
    Aug. 1996
    “The characteristics of the minima between sunspot cycles are found to provide important information for predicting the amplitude and timing of the following cycle.”
    On Determining the Rise, Size, and Duration Classes of a Sunspot Cycle
    Wilson, Robert M.; Hathaway, David H.; Reichmann, Edwin J
    Sept. 1996
    “Thus, if we could know early in the cycle whether or not it could be characterized as being fast or slow rising, then we could also have an indication of the expected size (amplitude class) of the cycle and its length (bimodal class).”

  14. What is the total number of surface stations throughout the world? How many are in the U.S. compared to ROW?
    REPLY: I beleive about 12,000, with the USA having the majority. John Goetz has studied this extensively and could probably provide an answer.

  15. Anthony, this is really useful, it looks like an extension of my bookmarks!
    What would be even more helpful would be if you or someone else could keep up to date the file 4metrics_temp_anomalies.txt , containing GISS, HADCRU, UAH, RSS, that you posted here a few months ago. Any volunteers?

  16. A few more suggestions:
    Sea Ice:
    Regional Ice Cover (more reliable and detailed than cryosphere):
    Snow cover:
    An excellent danish work on Jakobshavns Isbrae in particular and the Greenland icecap in general :
    (the danes have been studying the icecap for more than a century and are rather less prone to hasty conclusions than anglosaxon scientists)

  17. I just get a kick out of the Spiegel intro,
    In English:
    “A new study prophesizes fewer hurricanes from now until the year 2100.
    The question has occupied the minds of atmospheric researchers for years: Does or doesn’t global climate change increase the number and strength of hurricanes in the Atlantic?
    A new simulation now comes to the result that the number of huricanes in the USA may decrease by a up to 30%.
    The “question”!
    So much for the science being settled!

  18. find it a bit disturbing when a scientist (palaeontologist) and Australian of the Year (2007) claims
    Flannery isn’t a real scientist. He majored in english lit and somehow moved on to digging up kangaroo fossils. Worked mostly as a museum administrator.

  19. Wow! I’ve been away from the womb (so to speak) for 16 hours and what do we have… a veritable encyclopedia of resources!
    Way to go! Now I have to visit each and see if they will work on the Climate Clinic website. By the way Anthony, as I continue populating CC with resources, I’m thinking of breaking them down by levels (introductory, intermediate, and advanced) and by main topics within each level. If you’re thinking the same thing, I’ll “plunder” what you have and vice versa.
    And Evan, you’re head and shoulders above all of us in the resource category!
    Jack Koenig, Editor
    The Mysterious Climate Project

  20. Thanks, all. A few cuts and pastes and we are all better off than we were. There’s lots of good stuff here i don’t have.

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  22. Jan Janssens has listed his data sources for his solar trends analyses:
    He also cites his data sources in his “Reconstructing Climate Change” paper, including his own set of raw & normalized data:
    Reconstructing Climate Change:
    FWIW, this is worth the read, a lay-understandable effort at hierarchically reconstructing the various contributing factors in global temperatures.

  23. Does this mean I can scrub my desktop of the icons now covering up the wallpaper of my main squeeze????? Lately I’ve been kissing the weather report goodnight instead of the tender screen lips of my main man.

  24. A meteorologist like Anthony might cringe at the title, but I suggest we start a section called “10 inches of partly cloudy”, for some absolute bust climate forecasts. The idea is that next time some agency comes out with a widely-quoted prophecy of doom and gloom, we can point to their previous prophecies that failed. Here are 2 or 3 to start it off… from which I quote…
    Like most experts in the field, Hathaway has confidence in the conveyor belt model and agrees with Dikpati that the next solar maximum should be a doozy. But he disagrees with one point. Dikpati’s forecast puts Solar Max at 2012. Hathaway believes it will arrive sooner, in 2010 or 2011.
    “History shows that big sunspot cycles ‘ramp up’ faster than small ones,” he says. “I expect to see the first sunspots of the next cycle appear in late 2006 or 2007—and Solar Max to be underway by 2010 or 2011.”
    It’s currently May 21, 2008, and we’re still waiting for cycle 24 to take over from cycle 23. from which I quote…
    Met Office global forecast for 2007
    * Global temperature for 2007 is expected to be 0.54 °C above the long-term (1961-1990) average of 14.0 °C;
    * There is a 60% probability that 2007 will be as warm or warmer than the current warmest year (1998 was +0.52 °C above the long-term 1961-1990 average).
    It actually turned out to be the 8th, not 1st warmest, at +0.402 wherein it says…
    Global temperature 2008: Another top-ten year
    Met Office forecast for global temperature for 2008
    Global temperature for 2008 is expected to be 0.37 °C above the long-term (1961-1990) average of 14.0 °C, the coolest year since 2000, when the value was 0.24 °C.
    We only have 1/3rd of the year’s stats (to end of April), so it may be a bit early to call this a bust. So far, we’re at +0.230, which would rank #14 and the coolest year since 1996.

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