Metric system overhaul will dethrone the one, true kilogram

General science interest story.  Likely to generate puns.  I will keep mine to myself.~ctm By Adrian Cho  Nov. 6, 2018 , 4:05 PM Like an aging monarch, Le Grand K is about to bow to modernity. For 130 years, this gleaming cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy has served as the world’s standard for mass. Kept in…

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Errors in Estimating Mean Temperature – Part II

Guest post by Lance Wallace Last week (Aug 30), Anthony Watts posted my analysis of the errors in estimating true mean temperatures due to the use of the (Tmin+Tmax)/2 approach widely used in thousands of temperature measuring stations worldwide: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/08/30/errors-in-estimating-temperatures-using-the-average-of-tmax-and-tmin-analysis-of-the-uscrn-temperature-stations/ . The errors were determined using the 125 stations in NOAA’s recently-established US Climate Reference…