Regular readers may recall our conversations this week on the hiccup in CO2 data from the Mauna Loa Observatory. I’m pleased to announce that I received this encouraging email today from Dr. Pieter Tans, who is responsible for the Mauna Loa CO2 data. The data reporting will improve.
—– Original Message —–From: “Pieter Tans” Pieter.Tans@xxxxx.xxxTo: “Anthony Watts- TVWeather” firstname.lastname@example.orgSent: Thursday, August 07, 2008 12:11 PMSubject: Re: wrap up – again my thanks
I will start a change log with the next update, and the monthly file for
MLO that can be downloaded will have the number of days that went into
each month. I will also add a description of how we actually make and
quality-control these measurements because I found a lot of
misperception about that. These descriptions are in the scientific
literature but that’s too far removed from most people.
Let me be the first to publicly congratulate Dr. Tans on this. On behalf of myself and others that frequent here, we sincerely appreciate this improvement in data detail and reporting. – Anthony