The BEST and worst of ACORN-SATv2 Tmins

Guest article by Dr Michael Chase Map above: Changes in minimum temperatures (Tmin) in Australia since 1910, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) “It was the BEST of tmins, it was the worst of tmins” … apologies to Charles Dickens. SCOPE This article is about why the BoM map shown above has warm…

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The Mysterious Warmth at Mackay

Guest article by Dr Michael Chase Map above: Changes in maximum temperatures (Tmax) in Australia since 1910, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) SCOPE and PURPOSE At face value this article is about why the region of Australia centred on the city of Mackay in Queensland has appeared to have warmed more than…

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GOLDSTEIN: Feds scrapped 100 years of data on climate change

From The Province Lorrie Goldstein Published: September 17, 2019 Updated: September 17, 2019 2:32 PM PDT Canadians already suspicious of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax are likely be even more suspicious given a report by Ottawa-based Blacklock’s Reporter that Environment Canada omitted a century’s worth of observed weather data in developing its computer models…

Unlocking pre-1850 instrumental meteorological records: A global inventory

From the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Stefan Brönnimann Affiliations Institute of Geography and Oeschger Centre, University of Bern, Switzerland https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0040.1 Published Online: 10 September 2019 Abstract A global inventory of early instrumental meteorological measurements is compiled. It comprises thousands of series, many of which have not been digitized, pointing to the potential of…

Willis’ Favorite Airport

By Steven Mosher, AC Osborn made an interesting comment about airports that will give me an opportunity to do two things: Pay tribute to Willis for inspiring me and give you all a few more details about airports and GHCN v4 stations. Think of this as a brief but necessary sideline before returning to the…

Australia Surface Temperatures Compared to UAH Satellite Data Over the Last 40 Years

Reposted from Dr. Roy Spencer’s Blog April 3rd, 2019 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Summary: The monthly anomalies in Australia-average surface versus satellite deep-layer lower-tropospheric temperatures correlate at 0.70 (with a 0.57 deg. C standard deviation of their difference), increasing to 0.80 correlation (with a 0.48 deg. C standard deviation of their difference) after…