How to make use of the world’s most accurate surface temperature data

Steve, in Seattle writes: I began this project out of both frustration and a specific curiosity. I have, over the years, studied many excellent articles at WUWT. The articles that are mathematical / graphic “ heavy “ are of particular interest to me. While I appreciate that many authors have statistical and / or graphical…

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Death Valley’s “hottest month ever” was likely a product of nearby solar panels and RV’s

The environment around the weather station used to measure the official temperature changed dramatically in the past few years. There’s this headline circulation in the news, thanks to the Associated Press: Death Valley sets tentative world record for hottest month  The natural furnace of California’s Death Valley was on full broil in July, tentatively setting…

Alarmists throw in the towel on poor quality surface temperature data – pitch for a new global climate reference network

From the Journal of International Climatology and the “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” department. To me, this feels like vindication. For years, I’ve been pointing out just how bad the U.S. and Global Surface monitoring network has been. We’ve seen stations that are on pavement, at airports collecting jet exhaust, and failing instruments…

Despite attempts to erase it globally, "the pause" still exists in pristine US surface temperature data

As readers know, the recent paper Karl et al. 2015, written by the head of the National Climatic Data Center now NCEI, went to great lengths to try to erase “the pause” from the surface temperature record using a series of adjustments. Those adjustments are deemed unacceptable and criticized by some climate scientists, such as…

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. blog last month explaining the rationale behind the Time of Observation (TOBS) adjustment. Mr. Hausfather pointed to the U.S. Climate Reference Network (CRN) as a…

NOAA shows 'the pause' in the U.S. surface temperature record over nearly a decade

NOTE: significant updates have been made, see below. After years of waiting, NOAA has finally made a monthly dataset on the U.S. Climate Reference Network available in a user friendly way via their recent web page upgrades. This data is from state-of-the-art ultra-reliable triple redundant weather stations placed on pristine environments. As a result, these…