Tag Archives: Station Data

The trouble with anomalies… Part 2

Last week’s post (Part 1)  looked at Reno, SFO and Sacramento, three relatively close-by cities at the same latitude but with varying altitude and distance from the coast. The previous post showed that: The three cities differed in their response … Continue reading

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The trouble with anomalies… Part 1

The use of anomalies is the normal defense against any critical assessment of the variability of numbers of stations across the climate record – the so-called ‘station drop-out’. The rationale is that it should not matter if stations are located … Continue reading

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Location Location Location

Well now we know, and I for one think it is worth the wait. Assuming this stands up to further scrutiny, and I have every confidence it will, this is a big deal.  These are only initial thoughts. Watts et … Continue reading

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Examining Urban Heat Islands – Part 1.

How cities grow Roy Spencer’s recent work (here and here) and comments by Peter Azlac got me thinking about urban heat islands (UHI) again.  I’ve been musing that so many studies show, measure or quantify UHI in various places, and … Continue reading

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Cherries are not the only fruit

A Tamino rant aimed at Joe D’Aleo’s Arctic ice refreezing after falling short of 2007 record (also at ICECAP) has had me smiling.  Tamino’s accusation against Joe of cherry picking are centred on one of the graphs originally posted here at … Continue reading

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The only way is up

Charles Duncan has sent me a simple analysis comparing the unadjusted and adjusted versions of the data in GHCN V3. The following graphs were created in an Excel spreadsheet as anomalies for each stations ref 1940 using a First Differences … Continue reading

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Cherrypicking in Bolivia

Last week the Guardian published an article reporting from Bolivia on plans to introduce new laws related to protecting nature from human activity.  The piece was about the effects of climate change in Bolivia and cited a large and accelerating … Continue reading

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No Average Year

This is a video of the anomaly graphs (First Differences method) for all GHCNV3 stations by year generated by Charles Duncan for a previous post. I post them here mostly as a curiosity.

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An indication of the growth of station bias?

[I was tempted to call this "Post Normal Distributions" for reasons that will become apparent, however it wasn't entirely appropriate. ] Guest post by Charles Duncan Anthony Watts’ excellent http://www.surfacestations.org website raises questions over the extent to which station changes … Continue reading

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Climate Parallax

Why different views of the surface temperature record should always be regarded as a good thing. Parallax – noun: the apparent change in the position of an object due to a change in the position of the observer. (Famously used … Continue reading

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