Human error in the surface temperature record

Guest essay by John Goetz As noted in an earlier post, the monthly raw averages for USHCN data are calculated with up to nine days are missing from the daily…

Approximately 92% (or 99%) of USHCN surface temperature data consists of estimated values

An analysis of the U.S. Historical Climatological Network (USHCN) shows that only about 8%-1% (depending on the stage of processing) of the data survives in the climate record as unaltered/estimated data.…

Winners and losers in the GHCN estimation derby

Guest essay by John Goetz As noted in an earlier post here, approximately 66% of the GHCN record is estimated after processing by the GHCN adjustment models. In the current…

Approximately 66% of global surface temperature data consists of estimated values

Summary of GHCN Adjustment-Model Effects on Temperature Data Guest essay by John Goetz As the debate over whether or not this year will be the hottest year ever burns on,…

Can Temperature Adjustments Right a Wrong?

Guest Post by John Goetz Adjustments to temperature data continue to receive attention in the mainstream media and science blogs. Zeke Hausfather wrote an instructive post on the Climate Etc.…

Just Another East Coast Blizzard

Guest post by John Goetz I read Judah Cohen’s opinion piece in the New York Times yesterday and could not decide if he was being serious or not when he…

GISS Step 1: Does it influence the trend?

Guest post by John Goetz The GISStemp Step 1 code combines “scribal records” (multiple temperature records collected at presumably the same station) into a single, continuous record. There are multiple…

And now, the most influential station in the GISS record is …

Guest post by John Goetz The GISS temperature record, with its various adjustments, estimations, and re-estimations, has drawn my attention since I first became interested in the methods used to…

GISS: World's airports continue to run warmer than ROW

Guest post by John Goetz As noted in the previous post, GISS has released their monthly global temperature summary for June, 2009. This month’s whopping anomaly of 0.63C is once…

Using the Dead to Fight AGW

by John Goetz In what seems to be a script straight from a Monty Python classic, the good folks of Santa Coloma de Gramenet in Spain seem to have found…

GISS Releases (Suspect) October 2008 Data

by John Goetz Update: Thanks to an email from John S. – a patron of climateaudit.org – we have learned that the Russian data in NOAA’s GHCN v2.mean dataset is…

Can Oyster Art Curb Global Warming?

by John Goetz Here is an fun press release I ran across on prweb.com. If Ms. Haseltine is successful in her project, we might see more local produce on the…

St. Andrews Golf Course Doomed by Global Warming

Posted by John Goetz Speculation abounds that the St Andrews golf course in Scotland will disappear by mid-century – a scant 42 years from now – due to global warming.…

Haggis at risk from global warming

From the Now I’ve Heard Everything department. First it was polar bears, now it is sheep guts. The Telegraph.co.uk By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent Haggis is at risk of dying…

GISS Releases September 2008 Data

GISS (Goddard Institute of Space Studies) Surface Temperature Analysis (GISSTemp) released their monthly global temperature anomaly data for September 2008. Following is the monthly global ∆T from January to September 2008:…

Kum Ba Yah

by John Goetz I just ran across the following news article from Pitchfork Media: Jarvis, Feist Sail to Arctic to Investigate Global Warming Laurie Anderson, Robyn Hitchcock, Martha Wainwright, and…

Global Warming causing Cannibalism

by John Goetz OK, I know the catchy headline and picture of Hannibal Lecter got you worrying a little about that neighbor of yours who is stocking up on fava…

Rubber Duckie

by John Goetz Rubber Duckie, you’re the one, You make bathtime lots of fun, Rubber Duckie, I’m awfully fond of you; Woo woo be doo From the Sydney (Australia) Morning…

Adjusting Pristine Data

by John Goetz On September 15, 2008, Anthony DePalma of the New York Times wrote an article about the Mohonk Lakes USHCN weather station titled Weather History Offers Insight Into…

Global Warming to Shake Up Big Ten

Posted by John Goetz Jim Nichols of the Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote an article this past Tuesday (September 16) that has gotten the attention of Ohio State and Michigan fans…

Piling On the Guilt

by John Goetz Kate Raworth of Oxfam International recently authored a 34-page report that began: “In failing to tackle climate change with urgency, rich countries are effectively violating the human…

GISS Global Temperature Dips in August

GISS (Goddard Institute of Space Studies) Surface Temperature Analysis (GISSTemp) released their monthly global temperature anomaly data for August 2008. Following is the monthly global ∆T from January to August 2008 Year J …

Fight Global Warming – Hand Wash Your Clothes

Posted by John Goetz From the Creative Ways to Tackle Global Warming files: It appears that the Australian Cotton Research and Development Corporation feels the need to develop an argument…

'Coimhtioch Gan Cuireadh' have Irish in a Dander

Posted by John Goetz My lovely wife is Irish. She loves to talk, drink Guinness, and adores her motherland. I have to admit I love the place as well. We…

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