Equipment Distribution in the US Climate Network

I just finished several days of data compilation and cross checking in preparation for release of the first set of numbers from my www.surfacestations.org project. One of the things I’m…

A letter from climate scientist James Hansen

James Hansen of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies issued a letter (the second this week) in response to the correction of temperatures that was recently done as a result…

Climate Audit is back online

The new server hardware I built for Climate Audit was deployed in the co-location center today in California, I hand delivered it myself. This new server has much over the…

Townhall.com on the NASA “Y2K” Error

By Steve McIntyre “Here’s an interesting article on the NASA “Y2K” error from Michael Fumento of Townhall.com that steers between the over-reaction of some commentators that this error somehow disproves…

Guest weblog – A Report from the Global Warming Battlefield

by Roy Spencer | 15 Aug 2007 In case you hadn’t noticed, the global warming debate has now escalated from a minor skirmish to an all-out war. Although we who…

New Climaudit.org server to be up TODAY

JohnA and I have been busy rebuilding CA from the ground up on a new server platform in a more stable co-location facility. The new platform I’ve provided is up…

Hey I'm a reverend!

Our local weekly has a few words to say in the column Green Man Too funny! UPDATE: It appears “Green Man” doesn’t write his own material. See this. Either that…

Surface Temperature Records in China

There is an interesting fight brewing over surface meteorological stations in China being led by Doug Keenan of the UK. This is a case where the station metadata used to…

Does Hansen's Error "Matter"? – guest post by Steve McIntyre

Does Hansen’s Error “Matter”? Steve McIntyre’s Climate Audit blog is offline, he has asked me to post this here – Anthony   There’s been quite a bit of publicity about…

Lights Out – Guest post by Steve McIntyre

“Lights Out Upstairs” Note: Steve McIntyre’s Climate Audit blog is currently offline, he’s asked me to post this on his behalf – Anthony James Hansen has published an online letter…

Climate Audit and surfacestations.org are down

Steve McIntyre’s Climate Audit is down due to excessive traffic that may have been caused by either or a combination of these things: 1- Rush Limbaugh mentioning the website in…

1998 no longer the hottest year on record in USA

Here’s a story of scientific investigation and discovery I’m proud to have had a small part in.Regular readers may remember that I posted about a climate station in Detroit Lakes…

How not to measure temperature, part 28 – Eureka!

Well, I found it. Eureka that is, but what I found was rather depressing. I visited the climate stations of record both old and new at Eureka, California on July…

How not to measure temperature, part 27 – Basketball anyone?

This is the climatological station of record for Odessa, Washington. It is at the residence of a COOP weather observer administered by NOAA. The photo was taken by surfacestations.org volunteer…

Closed Minds of the herd

Spot the free thinker in this photo (photo courtesy ZombieTime) Russell Steele over at NCWatch has an interesting post about “going against the herd”. He says “Bob Prechter, an expert…

Another milestone – 200 Volunteers

As of this evening, August 3rd, my surfacestations.org project collected it’s 200th volunteer sign-up. Granted not all of them are actively out there surveying stations, some have done none, others…

How not to measure Temperature, part 26 – counting A/C units

There’s been some recent discussion about how only rural stations have been used in the NASA GISS analysis, and those rural stations are qualified by looking at night time DOD…

Passing the 1000 mark

Another parking lot being measured for climate change: Newport, TN My surfacestations.org project has reached an important milestone. With the submission of #222, Lexington, VA, submitted by John Goetz, we…

How not to measure temperature, part 25

This picture, taken by www.surfacestations.org volunteer Don Kostuch is the Detroit Lakes, MN USHCN climate station of record. The Stevenson Screen is sinking into the swamp and the MMTS sensor…

How not to measure temperature part 24

Warren Meyer, one of the first surfacestations.org volunteers, delivered Tucson for us Saturday. It was discovered during an analysis of climate stations around the USA on the Climate Audit blog…

P-UHI

I’ve been involved in meteorology in one way or another since 1976, and while I knew of the vast number of COOP stations around the USA, I never knew that…

Why Pictures Matter

Above: Tifton, GA Sewage Treatment Plant – a good place to measure climate? There have been some claims on the blogosphere of limited or no value to the taking of…

How not to measure temperature, part 23

The picture below is of the USHCN climate station of record for Newport Beach, CA When I first visited this site I did a double take. Then started searching for…

How not to measure temperature, part 22

This picture below comes to me via surfacestations.org volunteer Kristen Byrnes, a 15 year old budding scientist that has created a bit of a stir with her critique of Al…