Why data used for concocting a global temperature average is not good enough. In fact, it can never be a meaningful result. There are far too many factors involved.
From the Journal of International Climatology and the “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” department.
To me, this feels like vindication. For years, I’ve been pointing out just how bad the U.S. and Global Surface monitoring network has been. We’ve seen stations that are on pavement, at airports collecting jet exhaust, and failing instruments reading high, and right next to the heat output of air conditioning systems.
USHCN Climate station at the University of Arizona – in a parking lot Photo: Warren Meyer
Raleigh Durham Airport ASOS station – om Asphalt – next to the Tarmac. Photo: Google Earth
USHCN Climate Station at Napa, CA. Photo: Anthony Watts
We’ve been told it “doesn’t matter” and that “the surface monitoring network is producing good data”. Behind the scenes though, we learned that NOAA/NCDC scrambled when we reported this, quietly closing some of the worst stations, while making feverish and desperate…
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