Post to be completed when the post Self-adjusting the Adjustments is complete. Posted now as placeholder to allow linkage from previous post. Location metadata Temperature data Advertisements
Further content coming soon. This placeholder post published now to allow a link to the coming post to be included in an online comment. Hansen et al. 1999 (Hansen, J., R. Ruedy, J. Glascoe, and M. Sato, 1999: GISS analysis … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
GHCN monthly data (v2 or v3) may not always be quite what it seems. Consider Nitchequon (Canada: 40371826000), looking here at the five individual time series in GHCN v2: Some missing years – but where’s the problem?
The initial GISTEMP steps are described in gistemp.txt in the new GISTEMP (v3) source:
Just over two years ago, when notifying NASA Goddard (GISTEMP) of errors in station coordinates in their v2.inv file, derived from the corresponding GHCN file, I also contacted Russell Vose at NOAA directly, rather than assuming he would be contacted … Continue reading
The quality of GHCN metadata, in particular the latitude and longitude coordinates of stations, remains unsatisfactory. In fact the transition from v2 to v3 might suggest that renaming might be in order – judging by the nature of the metadata … Continue reading