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…

The Stevenson Screen Paint Test

You may recall that back in May I did a simple preliminary experiment to give me guidance on a hypothesis: That changes in paint on Stevenson Screens over time make…

How not to measure temperature, part 21

The recent photo submissions at surfacestations.org have demonstrated that many NOAA/NWS climate monitoring stations feature convenient close-by vehicle parking. Not to be outdone, the Paso Robles USHCN Climate Station of…

How not to measure temperature, part 20

Pictures have been coming in to www.surfacestations.org from many places. This one is from Fort Morgan, Colorado’s USHCN climate station of record. Fort Morgan is in the eastern plains of…

Air conditioning trends in the USA

Lately, it seems that I’ve been finding air conditioners juxtaposed with temperature sensors for USHCN climate stations of record all over the USA. That got me to wondering; what sorts…

How not to measure temperature, part 19

In traveling around California and Nevada to look at NOAA USHCN climate monitoring weather stations I’ve seen some odd things. I’ve seen temperature sensors near asphalt and concrete, sensors placed…

How not to measure temperature, part 18

On Friday June 6th, I made a trip though northern California to visit four official climate monitoring stations that are part of the US Historical Climatological Network (USHCN) which has…

NOAA and NCDC Restore data access

You may recall and entry about a week ago titled: NOAA/NCDC Throws a roadblack my way. Good news! NCDC has decided to restore the access. I think this is a…