Posts Tagged ‘data’

Crisis in New Zealand climatology

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Source: Quadrant

by Barry Brill

The warming that wasn’t

The official archivist of New Zealand’s climate records, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), offers top billing to its 147-year-old national mean temperature series (the “NIWA Seven-station Series” or NSS). This series shows that New Zealand experienced a twentieth-century warming trend of 0.92°C.

The official temperature record is wrong. The instrumental raw data correctly show that New Zealand average temperatures have remained remarkably steady at 12.6°C +/- 0.5°C for a century and a half. NIWA’s doctoring of that data is indefensible. (more…)

Russia: Hadley Center “Probably Tampered with Russian Climate Data”

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Source: Climate Audit

Written by Steve McIntyre

On Mar 31, 2004 Jones wrote to to Mann as follows:

Recently rejected two papers (one for JGR and for GRL) from people saying CRU has it wrong over Siberia. Went to town in both reviews, hopefully successfully. If either appears I will be very surprised, but you never know with GRL.

Climategate emails show that Phil Jones of CRU, acting as a reviewer of the CRU data used in the HadCRU gridded temperature, “went to town” to block the publication of criticisms of his handling of Russian data.

On Dec 15, 2009, it was reported that the Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) issued a report “claiming that the Hadley Center for Climate Change based at the headquarters of the British Meteorological Office in Exeter (Devon, England) had probably tampered with Russian-climate data.” (h’t Jeff Id) There is an online technical report dated Dec 15, 2009, which states that it considered data released by the UK Met Office on Dec 8, 2009 in response to “increasing public pressure”. The Google translation needs volunteers. Russian version here. (h/t Anastassia) [Note: The Institute for Economic Analysis is not the Russian equivalent of the UK Met Office; the Russian Met Office may have a different view.] (more…)

What’s going on? CRU takes down Briffa Tree Ring Data and More

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Source: Courtesy of Watt’s Up with That?

Odd things are going on at the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.

Widely available data, existing in the public view for years,  is now disappearing from public view.

Google shows the link was once valid

For example this link to Keith Briffa’s Yamal data:

http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/people/briffa/yamal2009/

Now redirects to a generic page of UEA. Try it yourself. (more…)

Global Weather Dataset being Systematically Corrupted

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Source: Washington Examiner

Written by Terry Hurlbut

For the past six days, several climate scientists have discovered an alarming trend: clear evidence of alteration of historical data at weather stations around the world, in order to support the contention of anthropogenic global warming (AGW).

The changes appear to affect the Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN), a project of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climate Data Center. Note that this is the same agency that employs Dr. Eugene Wahl, who might be implicated in the research misconduct allegations made against Michael E. Mann at Penn State University. (more…)

Raw vs. Adjusted GHCN Data

Friday, December 11th, 2009
Written by Charles of The Dog Ate My Data, Reposted Courtesy of The Dog Ate My Data:
Those of you following the Smoking Gun at Darwin Zero post (from Watts Up With That web site) I made yesterday will have already noted that it is essential in order to scrutinise the data feeding into the IPCC and CRU climate models that we have access to the raw data, the adjustments to that raw data, and the reasons for the adjustments which I will assume have been documented in a professional and reproducible manner as all good scientists would do without question. We hear climate alarmists saying that yes the Climategate scientists at the CRU destroyed emails, and hid from Freedom of information Acts, messed with proxies, and fought to keep other scientists’ papers out of the journals … but that doesn’t affect the data, the data is still good. Well Willis Esenbach’s research shown over on Watts Up With That casts serious doubt on that belief.


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