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.

Thanks

Anthony

 

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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.
    Temperatures
    World Temps (Surface) 1880-2008
    http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/tabledata/GLB.Ts.txt
    Temperature Anomaly by Month (World), 1900-2000 (Average Temps.)
    http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/anomalies/anomalies.html
    HadCRUT, GISS, MSU, UAH temperature anomalies 1979-2007
    http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/4metrics_temp_anomalies.txt
    Temperature/CO2.Graph 1880 – pres.:
    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Library/GlobalWarmingUpdate/
    GISS Surface Anomalies 1998 – 2008 (World, Land, Land-Sea)
    http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs/Fig.C.txt
    MSU/RSS (Satellite measurements) Atmosphere Temp Anomalies (L.M.U Trop., L. Strat.) 1979-2007
    http://www.remss.com/msu/msu_data_description.html
    Map of Raw Temperature (USA)
    http://www.climateaudit.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/usgrid79.gif
    Map of GISS-Adjusted Temperature (USA)
    http://www.climateaudit.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/usgrid81.gif
    Current Temperatures, World, US
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/monitoring.html
    Historical & Med./Long Term Geologial Temps.
    http://nzclimatescience.net/images/PDFs/archibald2007.pdf
    Temperatures to 100mya (Svalgaard ref.) Comment 36. (Crowley, 1996)
    http://www.climateaudit.org/?p=2985#comments
    Ice Volume (to 5mya)
    http://www.awi.de/en/research/research_divisions/geosciences/marine_geology_and_paleontology/
    Weather Station Raw/Adjusted Data links, GHCN/, NCDC,
    http://www.climateaudit.org/?page_id=1686
    Greenland (1807-date) CRU (by month, numeric)
    http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/greenland/qaqortoq.dat
    http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/greenland/nuuk.dat
    http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/greenland/illulissat.dat
    Merged: http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/greenland/swgreenlandave.dat
    Intl. Arctic Research Ctr. Little Ice Age (3/16/07)
    http://www.iarc.uaf.edu/highlights/2007/akasofu_3_07/Earth_recovering_from_LIA.pdf
    Antarctica climate models
    http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2008/antarctica.jsp
    Antarctica warming/cooling map
    http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2008/images/Antarctica_temp_trends_lrg.jpg
    2000-Year Global Temperature, Loehle, C. 2007. Energy and Environment, 18, 1049-1058, and 2008. Correction Energy and Environment, 19, 93-100.
    http://www.worldclimatereport.com/index.php/2008/02/11/a-2000-year-global-temperature-record/
    Interglacial temperatures, Paleoclimate
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/globalwarming/paleobefore.html
    Weather Stations (Surface)
    http://gallery.surfacestations.org/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1670
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/ghcn-monthly/source-table1.html
    Historical data archives (NCDC)
    http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/ushcn/
    Wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming
    Adjustments
    Yilmaz et al (2008) Heat over grass/soil/concrete
    http://www.ejournal.unam.mx/atm/Vol21-2/ATM002100202.pdf
    Adjustments 1900-2000:
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/ushcn/ushcn.html
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/img/climate/research/ushcn/ts.ushcn_anom25_diffs_pg.gif
    Climate Models
    http://www.itia.ntua.gr/en/docinfo/850
    Adjustment graph sample
    http://wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com/2008/02/14/how-not-to-measure-temperature-part-51/#comments
    UHI Effect
    LaDochy, Medina, Patzert. 2007. Recent California climate variability: spatial and temporal patterns in temperature trends. Climate Research, 33
    http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/cr/v33/n2/p159-169/
    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):
    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Library/GlobalWarmingUpdate/global_warming_update2.html
    Solar
    “Dirty Snow”
    http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16674
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/06/070606113327.htm
    -3% albedo in North America, NASA/CU)
    25% of world warming since 1880 (NASA/CU)
    Full Solar Argument
    http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/comment/story.html?id=597d0677-2a05-47b4-b34f-b84068db11f4&p=4
    Solar data, historical graphs, temperature correlations
    http://www.warwickhughes.com/agri/Solar_Arch_NY_Mar2_08.pdf
    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
    http://wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com/2007/04/06/its-the-sun-stupid/#comments
    ftp://ftp.ngdc.noaa.gov/STP/SOLAR_DATA/SOLAR_IRRADIANCE/ACRIM3/ACRIM%20Composite%20TSI%20Time%20Series%20Table.pdf
    ftp://ftp.ngdc.noaa.gov/STP/SOLAR_DATA/SOLAR_IRRADIANCE/ACRIM3/ACRIM%232002GL016038%20Secular%20total%20solar%20irradiance%20trend%20during%20solar%20cycles%2021%E2%80%9323.pdf
    Sciencemag.org
    Solar Irradiance abstract
    http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/277/5334/1963
    Milankovitch Cycles (Orbital/Axial cycles)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milankovitch_cycles
    http://www.homepage.montana.edu/~geol445/hyperglac/time1/milankov.htm
    Dr Solanki (Solar brightness & CO2)
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/18/wsun18.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/07/18/ixnewstop.html
    http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/sun_output_030320.html
    400 years of observed Sunspots
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/28/Sunspot_Numbers.png
    Sunspot Numbers. Accumulated Departure from Average
    http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/sunspots_accumulated_departure.png
    Sunspot Cycle (Wiki)
    Insignificant effects: +/- 1 Watt per square meter on timescales of a few days
    Sunspots
    LIA, 1 per 2 years (norm = 650/year), Winter cooling 2C – 4C (NOAA)
    Sunspots (1760-2006 Chart)
    http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/zurich.gif
    Cycle 23, lengths of recent cycles
    http://wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com/2008/01/04/solar-cycle-24-has-officially-started/#comments
    Atmosphere
    ATM/Oceans Cycles review paper
    http://www.bio.puc.cl/caseb/casebpdf/Stenseth&al.2003.PRSL.pdf
    Atmospheric Layers (Includes Temps.)
    http://www.srh.wea ther.gov/srh/jetstream/atmos/layers.htm
    Atmospheric Composition: %, Chem symbol
    http://www.srh.weather.gov/srh/jetstream/atmos/atmos_intro.htm
    Greenhouse Gas Amounts, Weighted contribution
    http://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/greenhouse_data.html
    Aqua Satellite (Cloud cover/CO2 feedback)
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=The+Australian+Marohasy&spell=1
    http://www.spartantailgate.com/forums/wells-hall-off-topic-board/309347-oops-nasa-aqua-satellite-data-shows-global-warming-models-wrong.html
    http://enso.larc.nasa.gov/ceres/pub/conference/Minnis.SPIE.05.pdf
    http://www.nbr.co.nz/print/print.asp?id=21153&cid=39&cname=NBR
    Arctic Oscillation (AO)
    http://jisao.washington.edu/ao/
    http://nsidc.org/arcticmet/patterns/arctic_oscillation.html
    http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/Correlation/ao.data
    Antarctic Oscillation (AAO) data series
    Graph/ Data Series: http://www.lasg.ac.cn/staff/ljp/data-NAM-SAM-NAO/SAM(AAO).htm
    http://jisao.washington.edu/data/aao/
    Arctic/Antarctic Ice, Cycles
    http://ioc3.unesco.org/oopc/meetings/oopc-9/presentations/tueAM/Speer_SO_INDICES.pdf
    Air Pressure & issues
    http://www.srh.weather.gov/srh/jetstream/atmos/pressure.htm
    Earth/Atmosphere Energy Balance:
    http://www.srh.weather.gov/srh/jetstream/atmos/energy.htm
    Weather Map (Temperatures, 1880 – date, adjusted)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/ghcn-monthly/index.php
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/gcag/GCAGtsalt?mon1=1&monb1=1&mone1=1&bye1=1880&eye1=2006&graph=Lineplot&TS=6&nzi=99&dat=BLEND&sbeX=-180.0&sbeY=90.0&senX=180.0&senY=-90.0
    GHCN (Global Historical Climate Network)
    Watts-Observed CRN quality ratings (460 stations observed)
    http://wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com/2007/12/06/ushcn-national-weather-station-quality-plot/#comments
    Atmosphere Layers
    http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/academy/space/atmosphere.html
    Methane (effect vs. CO2), Scientific American
    http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=mysterious-stabilization
    Greenhouse Emissions
    http://yosemite.epa.gov/OAR/globalwarming.nsf/content/ResourceCenterPublicationsGHGEmissionsUSEmissionsInventory2006.html
    Atmospheric Water:
    http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycleatmosphere.html
    Tornados decline 1950-date
    http://www.geocities.com/andrewwerdna28/Klimacht25_files/image010.jpg
    http://www.geocities.com/andrewwerdna28/Klimacht25_files/image012.jpg
    CO2 Measurements IMPORTANT, p. 739, Climate Change Reexamined
    http://nzclimatescience.net/images/PDFs/ccr.pdf
    CO2 Measurements (Ferdinand Engelbeen)
    http://www.ferdinand-engelbeen.be/klimaat/co2_measurements.html
    Measuring Atmospheric C02: Paul Williams
    http://www.jennifermarohasy.com/blog/archives/001983.html
    Greenhouse Effect (By Gas)
    http://mysite.verizon.net/mhieb/WVFossils/greenhouse_data.html
    Oceans
    Sea Ice loss/Wind.
    http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/lookingatearth/quikscat-20071001.html
    Where’s the Water?
    Here: http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/earthwherewater.html
    COADS Comprehensive Oceans-Atmosphere Data Set
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/coads/
    Oceans Temperatures (moored buoys)
    http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/jsdisplay/
    Climate Oscillations
    http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/seminars/000320FO.html
    Pacific Decadal Oscillation
    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/abq/feature/PDO_NM.htm
    http://jisao.washington.edu/pdo/
    Atlantic Mutidecadal Oscillation
    http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=265&tstamp=200512
    IPO (Interdecadal pacific Oscillation) incl. graph
    http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/cli2000/jimSal.html
    http://www.teara.govt.nz/EarthSeaAndSky/ClimateAndAtmosphere/Climate/3/ENZ-Resources/Standard/5/en
    PDO/AMO charts, graphs
    http://icecap.us/docs/change/oceans_cycle_forecasts.pdf
    North Atlantic Water Oscillation (NAO, NAWO)
    http://ansatte.hials.no/hy/climate/preEcoSysTroms%F8_070314.pdf
    El Nino/La Nina Years, effects
    http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/ensostuff/ensoyears.shtml
    Oceans Cycles (plus solar) effects on temps.
    http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=12457&tid=282&cid=18371
    Monthly Precipitation Data Sources
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/ghcn-monthly/source-table2.html
    Equipment type (Ground Temperature measurement)
    http://www.surfacestations.org/
    Sea Level
    EIR Economics 33 6/22/07 (Lyndon LaRouche, yecch!)
    Mörner interview (Sea Levels)
    http://www.mitosyfraudes.org/Calen7/MornerEng.html
    Greenland in Medieval Warm Period (linked to abstract)
    http://wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com/2007/12/18/greenland-is-as-warm-as-today-as-in-prior-eras/#comments
    Greenland Hot Spot
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071212103004.htm
    IPCC Miscalculation
    http://ff.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=402&Itemid=1
    General
    http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/102/ecosystem.html
    Carbon:
    http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/C/CarbonCycle.html
    Manmade/Natural/Amounts
    http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/1605/ggccebro/chapter1.html
    Water Cycle
    http://www.srh.weather.gov/srh/jetstream/atmos/hydro.htm
    http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle.html
    Energy (Greenhouse Effect)
    http://www.hko.gov.hk/wxinfo/climat/greenhs/e_grnhse.htm
    http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/maps/climatechange/figure_4.jpg/image_view
    http://www.atmos.umd.edu/~owen/CHPI/IMAGES/greeneff.html
    http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/images/diagrampage.html
    http://www.teachengineering.com/collection/cub_/lessons/cub_air/cub_air_lesson07_greenhouse.pdf
    Life Energy:
    http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/biology/enercyc.html
    Nitrogen
    http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/9s.html
    http://factworld.info/journal/issue07/f7-carboxygen.pdf (By chemical)
    Sulfur:
    http://alken-murray.hypermart.net/H2SREM7.HTM
    http://filebox.vt.edu/users/chagedor/biol_4684/Cycles/Scycle.html
    Oxygen
    http://www.fossweb.com/resources/pictures/488256817.html
    http://www.brptv.org/html/edserv/ntti/2004Lessons/O2WhereDoYouGo.pdf
    Fossil Fuels
    Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossil_fuel
    Dept. of Energy
    http://www.fossil.energy.gov/
    Environmental Energy Council
    http://www.enviroliteracy.org/subcategory.php/21.html
    Industry news
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/matter_energy/fossil_fuels/
    Energy Resource (alt. energy)
    http://home.clara.net/darvill/altenerg/index.htm
    Miscellaneous
    McKitrick, Hockey Stick broken
    http://www.climatechangeissues.com/files/PDF/conf05mckitrick.pdf
    The Other Side of the Debate (large # of links)
    http://personals.galaxyinternet.net/tunga/OSGWD.htm
    Historical Ups and Downs (20 Century News sources)
    http://wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com/2008/03/20/deja-vu-all-over-again-climate-worries-today-also-happened-in-the-20s-and-30s/#comment-8954
    Early history of GW
    http://www.lenntech.com/greenhouse-effect/global-warming-history.htm
    USDA Land Use (Urban Vs Rural)
    http://www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/LandUse/urbanchapter.htm
    Visible Earth (Satellite archive)
    http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/
    Raw Photo data (Flight lines, Greenland)
    http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_set.php?categoryID=2981
    Jail Politicians who ignore GW
    http://www.nationalpost.com/most_popular/story.html?id=290513
    Climate Science Acronyms List
    http://climatesci.org/2007/08/25/climate-science-is-retiring-thank-you-to-everyone-for-your-participation/
    Too Funny!
    http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/warmlist.htm
    Organizations
    Government Sources
    DoC: http://www.commerce.gov/
    NOAA: http://www.noaa.gov/
    NESDIS: http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/
    NCDC: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/uscrn/index.html
    CRN Standards:
    http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/uscrn/documentation/program/X030FullDocumentD0.pdf
    CRN Standards, French Study, LeRoy (1999)
    http://www.ccrom.org/documentspublics/2007thematique/documentstechniques/Classification_environnement-note_technique35-2.pdf
    NASA Home page
    http://www.nasa.gov/
    GISS Home Page
    http://www.giss.nasa.gov/
    EPA Glossary of Terms
    http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/glossary.html
    USGS
    List of Topics
    http://www.usgs.gov/science/
    HadCRU
    CRU Climate Research Unit
    http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/
    HAD MET Office Hadley Centre
    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/hadleycentre/
    NIWA National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (New Zealand)
    http://www.niwa.co.nz/
    Climateaudit (Stephen McIntyre)
    http://www.climateaudit.org
    Heartland Institute
    http://www.globalwarming.org/
    Union of Concerned Scientists
    http://www.ucsusa.org/
    Newscientist FAQ:
    http://www.newscientist.com/channel/earth/climate-change
    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 http://www.climateclinic.com website. Here’s what I’ve got so far:
    Heartland Institute (http://www.heartland.org/PolicyBotTopic.cfm?artTopic=558) 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 (www.whatsupwiththat.com)
    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 (http://www.worldclimatereport.com/)
    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 (www.sepp.org)
    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 (http://climateaudit.org)
    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 (http://climatesci.colorado.edu/)
    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 (http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/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
    http://www.climateclinic.com
    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
    http://www.climate.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/climate_normals/index_e.html
    Canadian Climate Normals or Averages 1961-1990
    http://www.climate.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/climate_normals/index_1961_1990_e.html
    Canadian Monthly Climate Summaries, including temperature anomaly against 1971-2000 normals for stations that made the normals
    http://www.climate.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/prods_servs/cdn_climate_summary_e.html

  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:
    http://marine.rutgers.edu/mrs/sat_data/?product=sst_comp&region=gulfmexico&nothumbs=0
    http://www.weatherimages.org/index.html#water
    http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/avhrr/gs/averages/index.html
    http://dcz.gso.uri.edu/avhrr-archive/archive.html
    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”
    at:

  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!
    At: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,356549,00.html
    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:
    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23724412-2,00.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:
    http://www.solarcycle24.com/
    (Trend charts and Forums)
    and
    Solaemon
    http://users.telenet.be/j.janssens/Engwelcome.html
    The Trend Chart “Zero Sunspot Days by Month” is an interesting overview in light of Solaemon’s data and also
    http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=675038&id=8&qs=No%3D10%26N%3D4294826660%2B42
    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.”
    and
    http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=786599&id=5&qs=No%3D10%26N%3D4294826660%2B42
    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:
    http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/
    Regional Ice Cover (more reliable and detailed than cryosphere):
    http://ice-glaces.ec.gc.ca/Ice_Can/CMMBCTCA.gif
    http://www.dmi.dk/dmi/index/gronland/iskort.htm#ugekort
    http://retro.met.no/kyst_og_hav/iskart.html
    Snow cover:
    http://moe.met.fsu.edu/snow/
    http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/
    http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/
    An excellent danish work on Jakobshavns Isbrae in particular and the Greenland icecap in general :
    http://www.geus.dk/publications/bull/nr14/index-uk.htm
    (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
    http://www.climateclinic.com

  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:
    http://users.telenet.be/j.janssens/SC23web/SCweb.pdf
    He also cites his data sources in his “Reconstructing Climate Change” paper, including his own set of raw & normalized data:
    http://users.telenet.be/j.janssens/Climate2007/Rawdata.txt http://users.telenet.be/j.janssens/Climate2007/Normalized.txt
    Reconstructing Climate Change:
    http://users.telenet.be/j.janssens/Climate2007/Climatereconstruction.html
    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…
    http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2006/10mar_stormwarning.htm 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.
    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/corporate/pressoffice/2007/pr20070104.html 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
    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/corporate/pressoffice/2008/pr20080103.html wherein it says…
    ========================================
    Global temperature 2008: Another top-ten year
    […deletia…]
    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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