Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Unbiased NOAA Data Shows Decade of Cooling?

America’s Most Advanced Climate Station Data Shows US In A 10-Year Cooling Trend

Data from America’s most advanced climate monitoring system shows the U.S. has undergone a cooling trend over the last decade, despite recent claims by government scientists that warming has accelerated worldwide during that time.

The U.S. Climate Reference Network was developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide “high-quality” climate data. The network consists of 114 stations across the U.S. in areas NOAA expects no development for the next 50 to 100 years.

The climate stations use three independent measurements of temperature and precipitation to provide “continuity of record and maintenance of well-calibrated and highly accurate observations,” NOAA states on its website. “The stations are placed in pristine environments expected to be free of development for many decades.” In essence, NOAA chose locations so they don’t need to be adjusted for “biases” in the temperature record.

Is all that excess heat going straight into the oceans? Will NOAA find a need to adjust this data? Is this just weather and not climate? Stay tuned! The AGW soap opera will continue...

1 comment:

Robert Coble said...

Translate the data to Centigrade, and see how little variation there actually is. A 1 Celsius change is a change of 1.8 Fahrenheits while a 1 Fahrenheit change translates to a change of 0.55 Celsius.

Looking at the data given, the largest increasing (positive temperature) spike is about 7.5 degrees Fahrenheits. That corresponds to approximately 4.1 degrees Celsius. The largest decreasing (negative temperature) spike is about -3.75 Fahrenheits. That corresponds to 2.1 degrees Celsius.

The trend line clearly shows a downward (decreasing but slight) slope.

Most interesting, the beginning point on the trend line is less than 0.75 degree Fahrenheits, while the ending point is less than 0.5 degrees Fahrenheits.

In other words the trend line shows a difference of less than 0.25 degrees Fahrenheits, which corresponds to less than 0.14 degrees Celsius.

Much ado about - virtually NOTHING.

I am really beginning to appreciate the textbook used in my college statistics class, so many years ago:

Link: How to LIE with Statistics