I’m on a kick about Global Warming data not being reliable. One of the areas I was reading about was the 1200+ US data temperature collection sites. Here is a link to some of the odd and substandard sensor locations. There is now a grass roots volunteer group working on verifying the collection sites and their conditions. Some are completely unreliable, some are great. All go into the raw figures though.

Check out the second from the bottom. It’s 50 feet from my office and I didn’t even know it was there. Go figure.

“National Weather Service Forecast Office, Monterey, CA (Temperature shelter next to concrete walk and parking lot with close-by parking)”http://www.surfacestations.org/odd_sites.htm

Not terrible placement, but still not great. Some of the locations are down right criminal though. Oh well.

the main link to the volunteer verification is http://www.surfacestations.org/

The article that sent me there. http://www.dailytech.com/New%2BScandal%2BErupts%2Bover%2BNOAA%2BClimate%2BData/article8347.htm

And the article that started this whole crazy chain of though.

http://www.dailytech.com/Blogger%2Bfinds%2BY2K%2Bbug%2Bin%2BNASA%2BClimate%2BData/article8383.htm

Welcome to the meanderings of my thought process. It’s convoluted and scary.

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