Nalle made a new and unexpected friend tonight

He or she followed us from Lidl (about 650 m, but 45 min this time with all the playful darting around) right to the front door (literally – looked in after us when we went in). Very playful, came within 1 m of me, much closer to Nalle, who was closer most of the time. Not so easy to photograph with phone while holding an excited dog!

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Code shortcut problem example

Example: entering in text mode


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Another problem noticed with the code button in text mode on the new editor – gave instead of [ and ] needed for shortcode

su250 <- c()
su250 <- DoBand(inv, 23.6, 44.4, 1.0, 0, 250)

shows in visual mode as


and when published and viewed


The second problem

Pressing code button now
around this


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2o14 adjusted (qca) data going missing late February:


2012 adjusted (qca) and unadjusted (qcu) data going missing, reverting back to 2008, with adjusted data first passing through 2011, reappearing sometime in January 2013:


January 2012 value first recorded as 1.95°C, with code “a” indicating one day missing in calculation of monthly mean, then as 2.28°C with no days missing. The missing day would need a temperature of at least 12.03°C to effect this change, but TMAX for January 2012 is only 7.09°C, the maximum TMAX for January is 8.28°C in 1932 (February also changes at the same time with no indication of missing days, March loses a day, April has a “suspicious looking” 9.99°C with one day missing, which later changes to 10.13°C, still with one day missing):


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GHCN data collection issues (from an Irish perspective)

As I noted in a previous post I have noticed some GHCN data collection issues in the specific context of Irish stations. These include missing values, incorrect values, and past values going missing, being found (or changed), going missing again, being found again, …

For simplicity throughout this post I refer to GHCN rather than to NOAA or NCDC.

Such problems could arise at the originating stage, transmission of the relevant data from the Irish meteorological service. I have however, in one of the cases described below (Valentia Observatory), followed the data abroad to both GHCN and, and found that on the same dates the CLIMAT messages at Ogimet decoded correctly, giving the value recorded by the Irish meteorological service, whereas the corresponding values shown by GHCN changed from day to day, and were incorrect. This would seem to indicate that valid data was being sent out, and that the problem arose elsewhere. This ‘elsewhere’ may not necessarily be at GHCN – data is also provided through third parties. The end result however remains missing or incorrect data, wherever this may have arisen or gone missing. Continue reading

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Cooling The Past In Siberia – some supplementary information – the discussion

As completion of this post was long delayed, I’m posting the discussion part separately here as an ‘aside’ post so that it will show up as a new post for anyone who has given up waiting.

The most striking aspect of this Krasnojarsk adjustment study is the variation in the trend imposed on the urban record by the different choices made for adjusting rural stations. This is not unique to Krasnojarsk, but the number of stations being reclassified by the different choices is greater here than for other stations which I have examined. Continue reading

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