Monthly Archives: February 2009

Hansen Global Surface Air Temps 1995

Full size image Does GIStemp use Satellites? Maybe in a tiny way in that they use a computed anomaly map from NOAA in STEP4_5 to adjust their anomalies more. I’d not call that using ‘satellite data’, though it does depend … Continue reading

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GIStemp STEP0 Input Files

OK, so we have looked at where to get the data and code, a high level overview and the first bit of input file sorting code. Here we will take a peek at the data format for the input files … Continue reading

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GIStemp STEP Minus 1

OK, we already have a STEP0 in GIStemp, so all those manual presteps covered in the intro posting and overview are part of a “Step -1” as is the data download from GHCN. ¬†Here I’m going to add in the … Continue reading

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Inside GIStemp, an Overview

A top level look at the sizes and general layout of the GIStemp programs and data directories. Continue reading

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The Trouble With C12 C13 Ratios

Full size image It is often asserted that we can measure the human contribution of CO2 to the air by looking at the ratio of C12 to C13. The theory is that plants absorb more C12 than C13 (by about … Continue reading

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China: Where Coal Turns To Money

¬† Full size image Full size image M.I.T. Technology Review article has this quote: Chinese industrialists perceive pulverized-coal plants as a license to print money. “People say you shouldn’t call it a power plant; it’s a money-making machine,” says Li. … Continue reading

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So Many Thermometers, So Little Time

There are so few thermometers, and even less that are hoary with age. Continue reading

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