Caution: Pretty Pictures Can Fool You

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   In today’s digital and Internet-of-Things  world, it is easy to transform information into images — graphs, charts and other visuals that are colorful and informative.  Modern math and statistical software packages can do it all for you with a few clicks of your mouse or taps on the screen. …

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In Search of the Standard Day

By Dr Fabio Capezzuoli Recent posts and discussions on WUWT regarding air temperature sampling frequencies and their influence on the daily average – propagating to monthly and yearly trends – demonstrated that the classic sampling method of Tmax and Tmin is not adequate to correctly represent daily averages (Tav); to produce a representative value at least…

Sharpening a Cyclical Shovel

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There are a number of lovely folks in this world who know how to use a shovel, but who have never sharpened a shovel. I’m not one of them. I like to keep my tools sharp and to understand their oddities. So I periodically think up and run new tests…

Mauna Loa Daily Meteorology

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach As a confirmed data junkie, I’m fond of hourly data. The interesting processes in the climate system unfold on the scale of minutes and hours, not years. So I picked up a project I’d started a while ago, but as is too often the case I’d gotten sidetractored by ……

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. Guest essay by John Goetz A previous post showed that the adjustment models applied to the GHCN data produce estimated values for  approximately 66% of…