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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Evan Jones
May 18, 2008 5:11 pm

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? 😉

May 18, 2008 5:11 pm

Anthony, take a look at my site and use whatever you need or find useful. Came to the same conclusion a couple of months ago. Hope this helps, and/or gives you some ideas. If you want to start a sharing community that would also be neat.
CoRev, editor
REPLY: Thank you!

Evan Jones
May 18, 2008 5:13 pm

Oops. maybe you want to move that over to your resources link.

old construction worker
May 18, 2008 5:51 pm

How about Co2 Science

May 18, 2008 6:03 pm

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.

May 18, 2008 6:20 pm

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.

Eric Gamberg
May 18, 2008 6:24 pm

Western (US) Regional Climate Center
USGS Real Time River flows (and historical data)

May 18, 2008 7:53 pm

I check this site everyday:

kum dollison
May 18, 2008 8:05 pm

Is there a site that tracks Ocean Temps?
Also, “Global” monthly CO2?

Diatribical Idiot
May 18, 2008 9:47 pm

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.

May 18, 2008 10:49 pm

Current Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Plot
BMRC’s Climate Charts (OLR anomaly maps)

May 19, 2008 2:12 am

Sorry for the self-plug, but:
Latest temperature data, baseline-adjusted:
(note HADCRUT3 now out, and follows GISTEMP back down again – obviously the March land temps were a spike)

May 19, 2008 2:24 am

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

(Gary G) Otter
May 19, 2008 4:06 am

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!

May 19, 2008 4:08 am

Great list already, I’d like to add
This shows the current sea surface temperature anomolies and has been very interesting recently showing the La Nina and PDO very clearly.

Pierre Gosselin
May 19, 2008 4:45 am

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”

(Gary G) Otter
May 19, 2008 4:52 am

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.

Pierre Gosselin
May 19, 2008 4:52 am

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.

(Gary G) Otter
May 19, 2008 4:53 am

does ‘Not’ hit this blog much, more coffee…

May 19, 2008 5:34 am

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.

May 19, 2008 5:36 am

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…

Joe Bodaro
May 19, 2008 7:17 am

Evan Jones your my hero

May 19, 2008 7:32 am

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.

May 19, 2008 7:43 am

Hope this isn’t redundant, second try at this post:

Bill Alexander
May 19, 2008 8:27 am

(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).”

May 19, 2008 9:14 am

I don’t below I saw this one in the lists above:

May 19, 2008 9:28 am

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.

May 19, 2008 9:42 am

Great idea! You’re the best-thank you! Here’s one of my favorites for tracking El Nino-La Nina. (Sea surface temp anomalies) If it’s a duplicate-forgive me.

May 19, 2008 10:04 am

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?

Evan Jones
May 19, 2008 10:45 am

I can see I will be adding some useful links to my list!
Errata for my initial list::
Map of Raw Temperature (USA)
Map of GISS-Adjusted Temperature (USA)
The second not is in error. It is NOAA USHCN-1 adjustmded, not GISS
Unfortunately USHCN-2 is even worse.

May 19, 2008 10:45 am

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)

Evan Jones
May 19, 2008 10:46 am

The second “note”. (I just hate it when my Errata needs errata.)

Pierre Gosselin
May 19, 2008 10:46 am

Off topic…new report!
Hurricane number not dependent on warming:,2933,356549,00.html,1518,554058,00.html
I’m sure this report will be popping up more and more in the next few days.

Pierre Gosselin
May 19, 2008 10:58 am

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!

May 19, 2008 11:52 am

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.

May 19, 2008 12:24 pm

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

Evan Jones
May 19, 2008 2:36 pm

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.

May 19, 2008 5:01 pm

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May 20, 2008 7:31 am

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.

Pamela Gray
May 21, 2008 6:00 am

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.

May 22, 2008 12:37 am

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.

Eric Gamberg
May 22, 2008 5:46 am

Interesting link to “Heat Burst” (HB) phenomenon (and to Aberdeen, SD Weather Office):

Eric Gamberg
May 22, 2008 7:41 am

Links to various weather station networks in South Dakota.

Eric Gamberg
May 22, 2008 9:01 am

High Plains Regional Climate Center:

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