GHCN – Antarctica, Ice On The Rocks

Antarctica - Ice On The Rocks

Antarctica - Ice On The Rocks

Orginal and larger sized image.

The “Green and Gold” are land, the rest is ice. One of the highest continents in the world is largely a mountain of ice stuck on island peaks.

UPDATE Dec 2009:

For a wonderful study in “antarctic bookcooking” in the “GHCN Adjusted” (i.e. not the records we are using here, we’re using “GHCN Unadjusted + GIStemp added in Antarctic” as per the GIStemp recipe. see here:


http://savecapitalism.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/ghcn-antarctica-careful-selection-of-data/

Further Analysis here:


http://noconsensus.wordpress.com/2009/12/13/ghcn-antarctic-warming-eight-times-actual/

Both of them well worth a read!

UPDATE 3 Nov 2009: I’ve added temperature charts for Antarctica without the Base Orcadas “Antarctic Wannabe Island” and for different sub sets of the continent. These are just “glued on” as data blocks at the bottom of the article at this point.

Antarctica, the Temperature History in GHCN, With Additions

These data are based on the Antarctic thermometers that are in GHCN (which are very few) plus the data added by GIStemp in STEP0. Those additions are simply merged in that step (no changes, interpolations, etc. are done until later steps). I’ve chosen to use this merged data since otherwise there would not be much Antarctic data to use. It is directly downloaded from the Antarctic research sites, so it ought to be about as good as you can get.

[chiefio@tubularbells GIStemp]$ cat doc/step0_README.txt 
The following files have to be downloaded and added to the input_files/. directory :
v2.mean                     (from GHCN)
hcn_doe_mean_data           (from USHCN)
antarc1.txt, antarc3.txt    (from SCAR, manual updates)
antarc2.txt                 (from SCAR if any changes occurred - not likely !)

What does Antarctica look like?

For all the Hoopla, noise and fury surrounding the Antarctic and it’s supposed risk of melting, not much is going on. We have the usual migration of thermometers from one initial site to many (with the temperature series drifting in proportion to latitude changes). There is a stability point reached when the number of thermometers is large enough to begin fairly sampling the whole place. And there has been a mild cooling of the continent since about 1993.

Antarctica is not warming, it is a cold pile of ice, getting colder. Frigid ice on the rocks.

The temperature history is relatively short, and the variation of temperature with latitude is much greater than in other places. The good news is that the most recent history has had a fairly stable thermometer count. Most likely because it is not filtered through the selection process of GHCN.

Thermometers By Latitude Band through the Years

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[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ more Lats/Therm.by.lat7.Dec.LAT 
       Year SP -86   -82   -78   -74   -70   -66   -62   -58   -54   -NP
DecPct: 1909   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1919   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1929   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1939   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1949   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   7.8  33.3  58.8   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1959   7.0   0.0   5.7  12.8   4.0  31.5  25.5  13.4   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1969  10.2   0.0   9.8  18.2   8.3  34.5  11.8   7.1   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1979   8.4   0.0   7.3  14.5  10.5  37.3  17.7   4.3   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1989   7.7   0.0   5.4  14.2  11.8  36.7  18.8   5.4   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1999   6.4   0.0   4.1  11.6  10.5  45.3  16.5   5.6   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 2009   9.6   0.0   5.3  10.6  11.2  42.0  16.0   5.3   0.0   0.0 100.0
 
For COUNTRY CODE: 7
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ ls Temps

At about the 1960 point, we get a fairly stable set of thermometers to work with. Any pronouncements about Antarctic temperature trends based on a “baseline” from any time before 1960 is using a fairly far north island, not the Antarctic continent. But from 1960 forward, we ought to have a good instrumental record. That is only about a 50 year history, so the 60 year PDO cycle and similar events can not be seen as ripple, only as slope. Basically, long cycles can seem to be slope bias in a shorter life time line series.

Not much to see here, so lets take a look at the actual temperature data.

The Antarctic Temperature Series

Same as the others. Year, 12 monthly averages of the daily MIN-MAX average, the average of those daily values over the whole year, and the number of thermometer locations (ignoring modification flag) in use in that year.

The first most striking thing is just how dense the chart is. Those negative signs have stolen all my white space! This would look better on a wider presentation, but WordPress does not give me that choice. OK, “tough it out” time…

First, notice the “step function” about 1956. Thermometer location can shift these averages by as much as 10 C to 12 C. To the extent a “temperature series product” like GIStemp tries to claim it is erasing all the effects of thermometer change with zones, grids, and boxes; it is claiming that it can find a 1/10 C or even 1/100 C signal in a 10 C noise figure. The bare threshold of hearing is about 0 db (call it 1. Most of us have lost enough hearing that it’s more like 10 db+, but 1 makes the analogy simpler and the difference doesn’t really matter.) A Jet Airplane from a bit of a distance away, or a rock band, will be about 100 db. So the 1 : 100 ratio of a nearly inaudible whisper at a rock concert or on the tarmac of the airport with a jet taking off is the kind of “signal” that GIStemp is claiming to resolve in this temperature noise.

From what I’ve measured in the code, it is largely an amplifier, not a filter, anyway. I see no way possible for it to have 1 : 100 attenuation of the noise without losing the signal in the process.

But back at the data. Once we have a bit of stability in thermometer counts, in 1959 at about -18 C, we can watch the temperatures rise to -14.9 C in 1981 then drop back to -19.4 in 1999. There appears to be about a 20 year “ripple” in the data, but the baseline is a bit short to say for sure. We can also note that when the 1998 peak of heat in the USA hit, Antarctica was in a fairly deep freeze. Another example of a place that may be counter cyclical to where we measure the most (as Hawaii seemed to be). This is the second example we’ve seen that argues for an oscillating system with “nodes” of hot and cold in different places at the same time. To the extent this is true, we really need to pay attention to the Nyquist sampling theorem in determining how many thermometers are needed to measure the planets’ temperature.

Then, what a surprise, we see the “average temperature” modulate directly with thermometer count. Even spiking down in 2005 on a brief recovery in thermometer numbers.

It seems pretty darned clear to me that any “warming” in Antarctica is all a matter of where you have stuck your thermometers…

[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ more Temps/Temps.7.yrs.GAT 

Thermometer Records, Average of Monthly Data and Yearly Average
by Year Across Month, with a count of thermometer records in that year 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
YEAR  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN JULY  AUG SEPT  OCT  NOV  DEC  YR COUNT
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
1903-99.0-99.0-99.0 -6.3 -8.3-12.5 -8.4 -7.5-10.3 -2.8 -1.5 -0.3 -6.4   1
1904  0.2  0.4  0.2 -3.9-11.9 -8.5-13.9-10.8 -6.4 -7.6 -0.5 -1.8 -5.4   1
1905 -0.4 -0.8 -0.2 -4.3 -8.2-11.9-16.5 -5.3 -3.3 -2.4 -1.4  0.0 -4.6   1
1906  1.1  0.4 -1.4 -1.6 -7.0-12.0-11.8 -8.5 -8.3 -4.3 -1.5 -0.4 -4.6   1
1907  0.4  1.4  0.1 -0.9 -4.5-11.4-12.0-16.7 -7.8 -4.7 -1.8 -1.4 -4.9   1
1908 -0.1  1.2  0.2 -1.5 -4.1 -5.4-12.4 -6.2 -2.9 -2.4 -1.3 -0.6 -3.0   1
1909  1.0  0.6 -0.3 -3.5 -9.4-10.2-12.2 -6.6 -7.5 -2.4 -2.2 -0.9 -4.5   1
1910 -0.1  0.8  0.4 -1.9 -2.9 -5.2 -8.0-11.4 -5.8 -3.2 -1.3 -1.5 -3.3   1
1911 -0.7  0.6 -0.7 -5.4 -5.9 -5.6 -8.9 -5.7 -4.0 -3.5 -4.4 -1.6 -3.8   1
1912  0.7  0.9 -1.6 -5.3 -9.7-11.5-14.3-13.2 -5.6 -4.5 -4.1 -1.3 -5.8   1
1913 -1.0 -0.5 -1.9 -2.4 -4.0-14.4-13.2 -7.7 -5.0 -5.3 -4.9  0.2 -5.0   1
1914 -0.2  0.6  0.4 -0.5 -3.3 -9.0-13.5 -7.5 -6.0 -5.8 -3.1 -0.1 -4.0   1
1915 -0.6 -0.4 -0.6 -4.6-11.1-13.4-14.3-18.0 -6.2 -3.4 -1.9 -1.4 -6.3   1
1916  0.1  0.0 -1.3 -5.3-12.6-10.6-11.2 -7.6-11.2 -4.3 -1.3 -0.6 -5.5   1
1917  0.4  0.6  0.2 -0.5 -1.8-10.2 -6.9 -8.7-11.3 -1.7 -0.4  0.3 -3.3   1
1918  1.9  1.1  0.2 -1.8 -9.1 -6.6 -7.5-16.1 -5.0 -0.5 -1.4 -0.4 -3.8   1
1919  0.9  0.8  0.4 -3.8 -8.6 -8.5 -6.8 -3.8 -4.5 -3.5 -4.9  0.2 -3.5   1
1920  0.3  0.0 -1.0 -1.7 -5.8 -8.9-10.0 -8.9 -8.8 -8.4 -2.0 -1.5 -4.7   1
1921 -0.7 -0.2 -0.5 -1.5-10.8 -6.1 -9.8-13.3 -6.4 -1.9 -3.2 -0.9 -4.6   1
1922  0.4  0.8 -1.4 -3.7 -9.8-10.0 -6.8 -9.7 -6.2 -3.4 -0.4 -0.1 -4.2   1
1923  0.5  1.2  0.1 -2.6 -3.9 -7.8 -9.4 -9.8-11.8 -3.1 -1.7 -2.3 -4.2   1
1924 -0.5 -2.5 -2.6 -5.8 -9.2 -8.0-14.5 -7.3 -5.7 -2.1 -2.8 -0.3 -5.1   1
1925  0.3  0.8 -1.0 -1.2 -3.6-10.6 -9.5 -9.0-10.6 -6.6 -2.5 -0.2 -4.5   1
1926  1.1  1.8 -0.9 -3.3 -3.8-14.7-10.3 -6.3 -6.8 -7.6 -1.3 -0.1 -4.3   1
1927  0.2 -0.7 -0.5 -3.3 -6.4 -9.5-11.3-17.7 -8.5 -4.4 -3.6 -0.2 -5.5   1
1928  0.4 -0.1  0.0 -7.5-15.0-15.9-11.6-12.9 -8.1 -5.1 -2.9 -1.5 -6.7   1
1929 -1.0 -1.0 -2.4 -5.6 -6.7-14.7-12.1-14.7 -4.0 -2.2 -0.7 -0.8 -5.5   1
1930  0.2  0.0 -1.1 -7.0 -6.1-18.1-21.2-10.8 -6.4 -9.5 -2.3 -1.1 -7.0   1
1931 -1.3 -0.5 -1.8 -4.4 -4.0 -9.0 -6.4 -6.5-10.7 -4.5 -3.3 -1.5 -4.5   1
1932  0.0 -0.2 -0.9 -2.5 -6.1-19.6-15.5 -7.2 -3.5 -2.5 -1.1 -1.4 -5.0   1
1933 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3 -3.7 -6.3-11.8 -7.7-12.3 -5.5 -7.0 -4.0 -2.2 -5.1   1
1934  0.2 -1.0 -1.4 -2.9 -9.4-13.7 -8.7 -8.4 -5.8 -2.7 -1.1  0.1 -4.6   1
1935  0.3  0.5  1.0 -3.2 -3.6 -6.5-17.0-14.9-12.8 -3.9 -3.4 -0.4 -5.3   1
1936  0.0  1.2  0.4 -0.7 -7.9-12.9 -7.6 -8.4 -4.9 -2.5 -0.8  1.1 -3.6   1
1937  1.3  0.7  0.9 -1.5 -2.1 -6.2 -8.8-11.8 -3.0 -2.8 -1.1 -0.6 -2.9   1
1938  0.2 -0.4 -0.7 -1.5 -8.9 -9.5-10.8-11.7 -8.6 -2.2 -2.9 -1.4 -4.9   1
1939  0.4  0.9 -0.5 -2.4 -5.9-16.3-13.1-19.5 -7.6 -1.6 -2.3 -1.1 -5.8   1
1940  0.2  1.0  0.4 -2.5 -4.7 -8.1 -7.3 -9.4 -4.8 -5.0 -1.1 -0.1 -3.4   1
1941  1.0  1.1 -1.4 -2.9 -3.9 -7.6 -4.7-12.1 -9.6 -5.2 -2.9 -1.1 -4.1   1
1942  0.1  0.7 -1.8 -7.2 -6.6-11.3 -5.0 -6.1-10.3 -7.3 -3.9 -0.9 -5.0   1
1943  0.1  0.2 -0.8 -1.4 -9.9 -3.7 -3.9 -4.9 -3.2 -1.9 -0.9 -0.2 -2.5   1
1944  0.7  0.4  1.2 -0.5 -4.1 -9.9 -8.8 -9.9 -8.7 -4.9 -2.7 -0.5 -4.0   3
1945 -0.3  0.7 -1.8 -5.6-10.0-15.8-13.1-12.6 -8.5 -3.0 -3.2 -0.5 -6.1   3
1946  0.1  0.0  0.0 -2.2 -4.6 -7.7 -8.5 -8.5 -5.8 -5.5 -4.0 -0.5 -3.9   3
1947  0.2  0.9  0.5 -1.7 -6.4-10.7 -8.0 -8.7 -6.9 -3.6 -1.1 -1.1 -3.9   4
1948  0.4 -0.4 -1.2 -3.8 -6.7 -6.3-13.3-12.1 -9.7 -4.0 -5.3 -0.4 -5.2   4
1949  0.0 -1.0 -2.9 -8.4 -7.8-12.9-13.0-12.4 -8.4 -4.5 -3.5 -0.5 -6.3   4
1950  0.0 -1.1 -1.2 -3.9-10.9 -7.5-10.4-14.4 -8.2 -4.9 -2.0 -0.3 -5.4   5
1951  0.0  0.4 -0.1 -0.6 -4.3 -6.9-10.5 -7.9 -9.2 -4.4 -2.0  0.4 -3.8  10
1952  1.1  1.1 -0.9 -3.9-10.0 -7.6 -9.7 -5.9 -4.0 -4.0 -1.2 -0.4 -3.8  11
1953 -0.1 -1.1 -2.5 -5.5 -8.7-10.0 -9.9 -6.5 -5.1 -3.8 -1.5  0.5 -4.5   9
1954  0.4  0.7 -2.3 -5.6 -7.6-11.6-12.3-15.6-12.6 -4.9 -1.8  0.0 -6.1  10
1955  1.0 -1.5 -4.8 -5.9 -8.1-11.2-10.7 -9.1 -9.6 -5.2 -2.6 -0.8 -5.7  13
1956  0.0 -1.9 -5.8 -9.9-11.6-12.0-14.0-15.3-12.5-10.2 -4.3 -0.6 -8.2  17
1957 -5.2 -9.3-14.6-17.3-19.5-21.7-25.0-22.6-20.9-17.7-10.4 -5.0-15.8  25
1958 -6.1 -9.8-17.2-22.4-24.8-27.8-27.8-28.8-26.4-19.4-12.1 -8.4-19.2  26
1959 -8.0-11.7-16.3-21.2-23.2-24.8-26.5-26.3-26.9-19.7-13.9 -6.8-18.8  27
1960 -7.9-12.2-19.9-22.8-24.7-26.6-28.3-26.7-25.2-20.0-13.4 -7.7-19.6  23
1961 -7.6-10.8-18.2-21.3-22.0-24.7-27.1-26.7-24.0-19.5-12.4 -7.9-18.5  24
1962 -6.5 -9.4-16.3-19.3-22.2-21.1-24.6-24.9-22.0-18.4-10.8 -6.1-16.8  26
1963 -5.0-10.9-17.9-22.0-23.6-22.8-24.9-24.0-20.7-21.0-12.5 -6.7-17.7  27
1964 -6.4-11.5-16.7-23.2-25.3-23.2-24.7-27.7-27.2-19.7-11.7 -7.2-18.7  26
1965 -6.3-10.4-17.7-21.5-23.0-24.9-26.7-26.2-26.1-20.7-13.4 -7.5-18.7  24
1966 -7.3-10.9-15.1-19.9-23.5-23.7-25.7-27.1-24.1-19.4-11.7 -6.4-17.9  26
1967 -5.0-10.5-16.6-21.4-23.2-24.6-24.1-25.0-24.4-20.1-12.0 -6.6-17.8  27
1968 -6.6-10.4-15.6-19.2-22.2-22.9-25.7-25.3-25.1-17.0-11.7 -5.9-17.3  26
1969 -5.3 -9.8-16.2-18.7-21.7-22.4-26.3-26.0-22.2-17.6-11.8 -5.6-17.0  26
1970 -5.3-10.4-14.6-19.5-21.9-23.1-22.8-25.3-20.0-15.8-10.5 -4.9-16.2  27
1971 -4.2 -9.5-15.0-18.1-21.3-23.0-23.8-23.0-22.0-17.3-11.3 -5.6-16.2  28
1972 -4.6 -9.0-15.8-18.7-21.6-22.4-24.4-22.7-21.7-18.0-11.5 -5.7-16.3  29
1973 -5.7-10.2-15.6-18.2-20.4-22.5-23.7-24.4-22.0-16.5 -9.2 -6.2-16.2  29
1974 -4.9 -9.2-15.6-20.2-20.4-20.4-22.8-21.2-21.2-15.9 -9.6 -4.4-15.5  32
1975 -4.6 -8.9-13.1-18.6-18.6-21.5-23.9-25.2-23.1-16.9-10.1 -5.3-15.8  32
1976 -4.7 -8.7-15.0-20.2-22.3-23.4-24.9-25.9-23.4-18.0-10.4 -4.5-16.8  31
1977 -3.3 -8.9-15.3-18.5-18.5-21.1-22.3-22.2-24.9-18.9-11.7 -5.7-15.9  31
1978 -5.6 -8.1-13.6-17.0-18.9-21.5-23.2-24.6-20.4-17.4-11.0 -5.5-15.6  32
1979 -4.3 -9.4-14.7-15.9-21.8-23.5-26.0-24.3-21.8-17.9-10.5 -4.9-16.2  32
1980 -4.1 -8.9-12.9-17.3-19.9-22.8-22.4-22.8-21.4-17.5-10.3 -5.6-15.5  34
1981 -4.8 -8.0-12.8-18.0-19.9-19.8-19.0-19.5-21.8-18.0-11.6 -5.7-14.9  39
1982 -4.4 -9.1-15.6-18.3-18.9-20.8-23.2-24.1-22.7-17.8 -8.9 -4.9-15.7  41
1983 -5.0-10.2-15.4-17.2-18.5-21.6-24.2-21.1-19.9-18.0-12.0 -6.1-15.8  43
1984 -4.2-10.1-14.0-17.9-18.5-23.1-22.6-21.9-19.6-18.2-10.8 -4.9-15.5  43
1985 -3.7-10.1-13.6-16.9-20.8-20.1-23.7-22.4-19.8-16.9-10.7 -5.9-15.4  45
1986 -5.6 -8.0-15.1-18.8-22.6-24.7-25.3-25.2-23.9-17.6-10.9 -5.7-16.9  52
1987 -4.5 -9.5-14.7-18.7-22.2-20.5-23.4-25.4-23.0-18.3-10.0 -4.7-16.2  60
1988 -5.3-10.0-15.0-18.8-19.3-21.7-24.4-22.3-20.3-14.9-10.7 -5.5-15.7  59
1989 -4.1 -8.2-14.7-17.8-21.4-22.6-20.2-21.6-18.6-15.5 -9.7 -4.2-14.9  58
1990 -3.3 -7.6-13.3-16.6-18.7-20.5-19.4-23.3-20.4-14.6 -7.9 -3.0-14.0  61
1991 -4.3 -7.3-15.1-17.1-21.4-20.2-21.5-21.9-21.1-17.9-10.6 -4.0-15.2  65
1992 -5.3-10.5-16.9-20.9-22.8-23.8-24.0-23.8-24.5-18.3-11.3 -6.4-17.4  68
1993 -4.5-10.9-17.8-22.4-25.5-25.8-25.2-25.4-22.8-18.1-11.9 -6.6-18.1  72
1994 -6.4-12.6-18.3-19.9-26.1-22.6-25.2-26.3-22.6-18.6-11.0 -7.7-18.1  77
1995 -7.3-11.4-17.4-22.8-25.3-24.9-25.0-26.8-24.8-19.0-12.7 -7.2-18.7  81
1996 -5.2-10.4-17.2-19.8-25.8-25.3-24.7-22.7-22.8-20.4-10.9 -5.7-17.6  85
1997 -6.6-12.8-18.8-24.1-24.3-23.5-29.1-28.8-26.2-18.4-11.6 -7.5-19.3  85
1998 -6.8-10.4-19.2-23.9-23.5-21.9-26.5-25.7-26.1-19.9-12.9 -7.3-18.7  77
1999 -6.7-12.1-19.3-24.1-26.4-24.9-26.9-27.9-24.1-19.0-12.7 -8.4-19.4  76 
2000 -7.8-12.0-17.3-21.6-22.6-23.3-24.5-25.7-22.8-20.4-10.6 -6.7-17.9  76
2001 -6.8-11.4-20.7-22.9-23.0-23.6-25.3-27.6-22.8-18.3-12.5 -7.3-18.5  73
2002 -5.8-11.6-18.2-23.7-22.9-27.1-27.3-28.1-23.1-21.3-14.0 -8.1-19.3  74
2003 -4.3 -6.5-12.7-16.3-18.7-23.7-23.6-20.2-19.3-14.9 -9.7 -4.0-14.5  45
2004 -2.9 -5.9-14.3-19.0-19.0-20.3-24.0-21.1-19.0-15.7-10.1 -3.7-14.6  34
2005 -4.2-10.7-15.9-22.1-22.5-25.2-26.7-26.2-20.4-17.7-12.0 -5.5-17.4  54
2006 -6.1 -7.8-12.6-16.1-21.0-22.1-24.7-21.3-20.8-18.2 -9.8 -5.9-15.5  43
2007 -4.2 -7.3-12.3-19.1-16.3-18.8-22.6-21.2-20.1-16.4 -9.7 -5.5-14.5  34
2008 -6.0 -9.5-11.8-16.3-18.7-22.7-23.2-24.3-19.6-17.7-10.2 -5.4-15.4  33
     -5.0 -9.3-14.9-18.7-20.8-22.0-23.5-23.5-21.6-17.2-10.6 -5.5-16.1
     -2.6 -4.8 -8.2-11.5-14.3-16.5-17.5-17.2-14.8-11.0 -6.7 -3.3-10.7
 
For Country Code 7
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ 

It is also interesting that the 1998 station count of 77 represented a thermometer record count of 98. The Antarctic folks like to play with their instruments a lot too! 19 different modification histories for some number of those thermometers…

[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ wc -l Temps/7.stns1998
96 Temps/7.stns1998
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$

There is also a rather spectacular example of how “programmer math choices” can change your results. I calculate the “grand total averages” at the bottom in two different ways. One is the average of all the daily values. The other is the average of the monthly averages of those daily values. Here we see 7 C variations in the monthly averages. So when a simple programmers choice as to “which order to average” can shift a number by 7 C, exactly how much faith can be put in the 1/10 C position? And make no mistake about it, this is only one of dozens of such math specific decisions programmers must make in writing code like GIStemp. And that is part of why I keep repeating that there can be no faith in the 1/10 C position and maybe not even in the whole degrees place.

So what stations survived into 2008?

[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ cat U.7.2008
70089002000 NEUMAYER                       -70.67   -8.25   50    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089009000 AMUNDSEN-SCOT                  -90.00    0.00 2835 2770R   -9FLICno-9x-9WATER           A    0
70089022000 HALLEY                         -75.50  -26.65   30    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089034000 BASE BELGRANO                  -77.87  -34.62  256    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089050000 BELLINGSHAUSE                  -62.20  -58.93   16   76R   -9HIICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089053000 Jubany                         -62.20  -58.60    4    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089055000 CMS_VICE.DO.Marambio           -64.23  -56.72  198    0R   -9HIICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089058000 Great_Wall                     -62.20  -59.00   10    0R   -9HIICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089059001 BERNADO O'HIGGINS              -63.32  -57.90   10    0R   -9HIICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089062000 ROTHERA POINT                  -67.57  -68.13   16   12R   -9HIICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089063000 FARADAY                        -65.25  -64.27   11    0R   -9HIICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089066000 BASE SAN MARTIN                -68.13  -67.13    4  233R   -9MVICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089250800 Limbert                        -75.40  -59.90   40    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089251000 King_Sejong                    -62.20  -58.70   11    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089266000 Butler_Island                  -72.20  -60.20   91    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089512000 NOVOLAZAREVSK                  -70.77   11.83  102  451R   -9MVICCO30x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089532000 SYOWA                          -69.00   39.58   21    0R   -9HIICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089564000 MAWSON                         -67.60   62.87   16    0R   -9MVICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089568000 LGB35                          -76.00   65.00 2345    0R   -9MVICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089571000 DAVIS                          -68.58   77.97   13   16R   -9MVICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089573000 Zhongshan                      -69.40   76.40   18    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089592000 MIRNYJ                         -66.55   93.02   30    0R   -9MVICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089606000 VOSTOK                         -78.45  106.87 3420 3468R   -9HIICno-9x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089606001 LENINGRADSKAYA                 -69.50  159.40  300    0R   -9MVICCO10x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089611000 CASEY                          -66.28  110.52   42    0R   -9MVICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089642000 DUMONT D'URVI                  -66.67  140.02   43  150R   -9MVICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089662000 Terra_Nova_Bay                 -74.70  164.10   81    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089664000 MCMURDO                        -77.85  166.67   24    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089665001 SCOTT BASE                     -77.85  166.75   16    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089666000 Cape_Ross                      -76.70  163.00  201    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089762000 GEO3                           -68.70   61.10 1835    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089811000 Law_Dome_Summit                -66.70  112.70 1368    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70188968000 BASE ORCADAS                   -60.75  -44.72    6    0R   -9HIICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ 

There are 5 stations of over 1000 m elevation (this matters), but not a lot with latitude more southernly than -70 (or 70 S ).

Who got pitched out from 2005 to 2008?

[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ cat 7.diff.2005.2008
- 70073510800 Cape_King                      -73.60  166.60  163    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70073520800 Priestley_Gl                   -74.30  163.20  650    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70073540800 Enigma_Lake                    -74.70  164.00  160    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70073550800 Hi_Priestley_Gl                -73.60  160.70 1982    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70073560800 Tourmaline_Plateau             -74.10  163.40 1702    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70073790800 Cape_Philips                   -73.10  169.60  310    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089053900 Ferraz                         -62.10  -58.40   20    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089108000 Henry                          -89.00   -1.00 2754    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
---
+ 70089250800 Limbert                        -75.40  -59.90   40    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089261000 Racer_Rock                     -64.10  -61.60   17    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089262000 Larsen_Ice_Shelf               -66.90  -60.90   17    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089327000 Mount_Siple                    -73.20 -127.10   30    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089332000 Elizabeth                      -82.60 -137.10  549    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089376000 Gill                           -80.00 -178.60   30    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089377000 Lettau                         -82.50 -174.40   55    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
---
+ 70089606001 LENINGRADSKAYA                 -69.50  159.40  300    0R   -9MVICCO10x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089744000 Relay_Station                  -74.00   43.10 3353    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089769000 Linda                          -78.50  168.40   50    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089799000 Nico                           -89.00   89.70 3065    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089803000 GF08                           -68.50  102.10 2125    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
---
+ 70089762000 GEO3                           -68.70   61.10 1835    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089813000 GC41                           -71.60  111.30 2763    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089828000 Dome_C_II                      -75.10  123.40 3280    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089864000 Manuela                        -74.90  163.70   80    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089866000 Marble_Point                   -77.40  163.70  120    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089868000 Schwerdtfeger                  -79.90  170.00   60    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089879000 Possession_Island              -71.90  171.20   30    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ 

To me, a casual inspection seems to show many -60 stations being kept in and one heck of a lot of -70 and even -80 stations being taken out and left alone on the ice to die…

But it’s probably OK. After all, there were a whole load of more polar stations deleted between 1998 and 2005, and nothing bad happened, did it? (I know, I ought not to use sarcasm, but it’s that or break a tooth gritting them…)

To paraphrase one of my earlier postings “We’ll there’s your Antarctic Warming Problem!”…

Who would ever have expected that antarctic polar thermometers would also suffer from Polarphobia!

[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ cat 7.diff.1998.2005 
- 70021355000 Harry                          -83.00 -121.40  954    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70021358000 Theresa                        -84.60 -115.80 1463    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70021359000 Doug                           -82.30 -113.20 1433    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70021363000 Erin                           -84.90 -128.80  990    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70073500800 Nansen_Ice_Sheet               -74.80  163.30   40    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089100800 Santa_Claus_Island             -65.00   -65.7   25    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089208000 Clean_Air                      -90.00   -0.00 2835    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089214000 Drescher                       -72.87  -19.03   34    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089250800 Limbert                        -75.40  -59.90   40    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089264000 Uranus_Glacier                 -71.40  -68.90  780    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089324000 Byrd                           -80.00 -119.40 1530    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089370800 Pegasus_South                  -78.00  166.60    5    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089371000 Scott_Island                   -67.40 -180.00   30    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089542000 MOLODEZNAJA                    -67.67   45.85   40    0R   -9MVICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089667000 Pegasus_North                  -77.90  166.50   20    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089757000 LGB20                          -73.80   55.70 2743    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089758000 LGB10                          -71.30   59.20 2619    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089768000 Minna_Bluff                    -78.60  166.70   50    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089774000 LGB59                          -73.50  76.780 2565    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089810000 Casey_Airstrip                 -66.30  110.80  392    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
---
+ 70089803000 GF08                           -68.50  102.10 2125    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089865000 Whitlock                       -76.20  168.40  275    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089869000 Marilyn                        -80.00  165.10   75    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089872000 Ferrell                        -77.90  170.80   45    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
- 70089873000 Elaine                         -83.10  174.20   60    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ 

But they did add one station. And it was almost in the 70 S band…

I’m having a bit of trouble figuring out how you can measure the cold interior of a high plateau desert 2000 to 3000 km inland when the thermometers are all migrating out to the beach at sea level… (Note that 3rd number, after the LAT and LONG, that is altitude in km. There are few stations over 1000 km. This on one of the highest continents in the world… Not like it gets colder with altitude or anything… (Can you say adiabatic lapse rate? Per these folks:

http://www.antarcticconnection.com/antarctic/weather/climate.shtml

It has an average elevation of 2500m. Ought not 1/2 the thermometers be above 1200 m to have some representative sample?

Antarctica - Colorized Relief of Elevation

Antarctica - Colorized Relief of Elevation

Original Image with larger size

WIth that elevation profile, there are not a lot of low elevation “blue” places to put a thermometer at all; and nearly none that are not going to be strongly moderated by all that liquid ocean next to the low elevation coastal area. If you are not at 1000 m – 2000m elevation in Antarctica, you are measuring a lot of ocean and only a little of continental ice field.

Without Base Orcadas minus 70188968000

Still has the “step function” as we discover the interior.

Look at ./Temps/Temps.700.yrs.GAT (Y/N)? y
 
Thermometer Records, Average of Monthly Data and Yearly Average
by Year Across Month, with a count of thermometer records in that year 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
YEAR  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN JULY  AUG SEPT  OCT  NOV  DEC  YR COUNT
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
1944-99.0 -0.2  0.9 -0.3 -5.2-13.4 -9.7 -9.5 -8.6 -4.9 -1.4  0.5 -4.7   2
1945  0.9  2.0 -0.9 -4.2 -4.8-10.4-12.7-10.4 -8.1 -4.8 -3.4  0.5 -4.7   2
1946  0.9  0.0 -0.1 -2.5 -4.1 -4.9 -8.3-14.0 -8.5 -9.5 -4.4 -0.3 -4.6   2
1947  1.1  1.8  0.7 -2.1 -5.6-11.5 -6.0 -9.0 -9.0 -4.9 -1.9 -0.7 -3.9   3
1948  0.7 -0.5 -1.4 -4.1 -6.4 -7.0-13.4-11.9-11.5 -4.8 -6.1 -0.3 -5.6   3
1949  0.3 -1.3 -4.2 -8.5 -8.0-13.2-11.5-13.4 -9.2 -5.2 -4.1 -0.1 -6.5   3
1950  0.2 -2.1 -2.4 -5.4 -9.9 -8.5 -9.6-16.2 -9.6 -5.7 -2.8 -0.4 -6.0   4
1951 -0.2  0.1 -0.6 -1.1 -4.3 -7.6-10.5 -7.8-10.4 -4.5 -1.4  0.6 -4.0   9
1952  1.3  1.0 -1.3 -3.6 -9.4 -6.5 -9.6 -6.0 -4.3 -4.5 -1.2 -0.5 -3.7  10
1953 -0.3 -1.4 -3.3 -6.5 -7.3-11.3-10.2 -7.0 -5.8 -4.7 -1.3  0.6 -4.9   8
1954  0.6  0.4 -3.1 -7.4 -9.1-11.2-13.2-16.2-13.3 -5.9 -2.2  0.2 -6.7   9
1955  0.8 -2.6 -5.9 -7.5 -9.6-12.0-11.4 -9.7-11.2 -6.5 -3.1 -0.8 -6.6  12
1956 -0.1 -2.5 -7.3-11.1-13.4-13.7-15.3-17.0-13.6-11.2 -4.9 -0.6 -9.2  16
1957 -5.7-10.4-15.6-18.3-20.7-22.3-26.0-23.5-22.0-18.4-11.0 -5.3-16.6  24
1958 -6.6-10.5-18.1-23.8-25.4-28.9-28.7-30.2-28.0-20.5-13.0 -9.0-20.2  25
1959 -8.6-12.5-17.4-22.2-24.1-25.7-27.0-27.2-28.2-20.8-14.8 -7.3-19.6  26
1960 -8.5-13.3-21.4-24.3-26.2-28.0-29.6-28.2-26.8-21.3-14.3 -8.3-20.9  22
1961 -8.3-11.7-19.7-22.9-23.4-25.9-28.5-27.9-25.3-20.9-13.4 -8.4-19.7  23
1962 -7.1-10.3-17.8-21.0-23.8-22.6-25.9-26.4-23.7-20.0-11.6 -6.7-18.1  25
1963 -5.5-11.8-19.1-23.4-25.1-24.0-26.2-25.0-21.7-22.0-13.2 -7.2-18.7  26
1964 -6.9-12.4-18.0-24.5-26.8-24.3-25.7-28.7-28.5-20.9-12.5 -7.7-19.7  25
1965 -7.0-11.4-19.0-23.1-24.6-26.5-28.1-27.4-27.4-22.0-14.4 -7.9-19.9  23
1966 -7.8-11.6-16.0-20.9-24.5-24.8-26.6-28.6-25.5-20.5-12.3 -6.8-18.8  25
1967 -5.3-11.3-17.6-22.6-24.3-25.5-25.4-26.2-25.4-21.2-12.7 -7.0-18.7  26
1968 -7.0-11.2-16.7-20.4-23.3-23.9-26.9-26.7-26.6-18.2-12.4 -6.4-18.3  25
1969 -5.7-10.5-17.2-19.8-22.6-23.2-27.5-27.1-23.4-18.5-12.5 -5.9-17.8  25
1970 -5.6-11.0-15.4-20.7-23.0-23.9-24.0-26.6-21.2-16.7-11.1 -5.2-17.0  26
1971 -4.4-10.1-15.8-19.0-22.0-23.9-24.4-23.8-22.7-18.0-11.8 -5.8-16.8  27
1972 -4.8 -9.3-16.3-19.4-22.1-22.8-24.9-23.1-22.4-18.5-11.9 -6.0-16.8  28
1973 -5.9-10.7-16.3-18.9-20.9-22.9-24.3-25.1-22.6-17.2 -9.6 -6.5-16.7  28
1974 -5.1 -9.6-16.1-20.8-20.8-20.8-23.4-21.6-21.9-16.4 -9.9 -4.6-15.9  31
1975 -4.7 -9.1-13.5-19.1-18.9-21.6-24.3-25.4-23.4-17.2-10.3 -5.5-16.1  31
1976 -4.9 -9.1-15.7-21.1-23.0-23.9-25.6-26.6-23.9-18.7-10.9 -4.7-17.3  30
1977 -3.5 -9.3-16.1-19.2-19.4-21.8-22.9-22.8-25.7-19.6-12.1 -6.0-16.5  30
1978 -5.9 -8.5-14.2-17.8-19.7-22.3-23.7-25.6-21.4-18.0-11.4 -5.8-16.2  31
1979 -4.6 -9.9-15.6-16.6-22.5-24.1-26.9-25.3-22.7-18.6-10.9 -5.1-16.9  31
1980 -4.3 -9.4-13.5-17.8-20.2-23.2-22.6-23.1-21.8-18.1-10.6 -5.8-15.9  33
1981 -5.0 -8.4-13.4-18.8-20.6-20.4-19.4-20.0-22.5-18.5-12.0 -6.0-15.4  38
1982 -4.7 -9.6-16.4-19.1-19.8-21.7-23.6-24.8-23.4-18.5 -9.2 -5.1-16.3  40
1983 -5.1-10.5-15.8-17.7-18.8-22.0-24.9-21.6-20.2-18.3-12.5 -6.3-16.1  42
1984 -4.4-10.7-14.5-18.5-19.1-23.4-23.0-22.4-20.4-18.8-11.4 -5.2-16.0  42
1985 -4.0-10.5-14.1-17.8-21.4-20.7-24.8-23.3-20.7-17.7-11.2 -6.1-16.0  44
1986 -5.9 -8.3-15.7-19.4-23.4-25.4-25.8-25.8-24.6-18.2-11.3 -5.9-17.5  51
1987 -4.8-10.1-15.5-19.6-22.6-21.1-23.7-26.4-24.0-18.6-10.6 -4.8-16.8  59
1988 -5.5-10.6-15.4-19.1-20.2-22.1-25.3-22.6-20.9-15.4-11.2 -5.8-16.2  58
1989 -4.3 -8.8-15.5-18.6-22.5-23.6-21.2-22.6-19.5-16.1-10.1 -4.3-15.6  57
1990 -3.6 -8.1-13.8-17.4-19.3-21.1-19.8-23.8-21.0-15.2 -8.1 -3.2-14.5  60
1991 -4.5 -7.7-15.4-17.8-21.7-20.3-21.7-22.2-21.5-18.2-10.8 -4.1-15.5  64
1992 -5.3-10.6-17.1-21.1-23.0-23.9-24.2-24.1-24.9-18.8-11.5 -6.5-17.6  67
1993 -4.7-11.1-18.1-22.7-25.9-26.0-25.5-25.7-23.0-18.3-12.1 -6.7-18.3  71
1994 -6.5-12.8-18.8-20.4-26.6-23.0-25.5-26.9-23.2-18.9-11.2 -7.8-18.5  76
1995 -7.5-11.6-17.8-23.1-25.9-25.3-25.2-27.2-25.3-19.5-13.0 -7.4-19.1  80
1996 -5.4-10.7-17.6-20.2-26.3-25.7-25.1-23.2-23.3-20.9-11.2 -5.9-18.0  84
1997 -6.8-13.1-19.3-24.6-24.7-23.9-29.6-29.4-26.6-18.7-11.8 -7.6-19.7  84
1998 -7.0-10.7-19.7-24.4-23.9-22.3-27.0-26.1-26.6-20.4-13.2 -7.5-19.1  76
1999 -6.9-12.4-19.6-24.7-26.4-25.2-27.2-28.2-24.5-19.5-13.0 -8.6-19.7  75
2000 -8.1-12.3-17.8-22.1-23.0-23.7-24.9-26.0-23.2-20.9-10.8 -6.9-18.3  75
2001 -7.0-11.7-21.0-23.3-23.5-23.9-25.4-28.3-23.4-18.8-12.6 -7.5-18.9  72
2002 -5.9-12.0-18.4-24.0-23.2-27.3-27.6-28.4-23.4-21.3-14.1 -8.3-19.5  73
2003 -4.4 -6.7-13.0-16.6-19.0-23.9-23.9-20.6-19.7-15.3 -9.9 -4.1-14.8  44
2004 -3.1 -6.3-14.7-19.3-19.2-20.3-24.0-21.4-19.7-16.0-10.1 -3.8-14.8  33
2005 -4.3-11.2-16.2-22.8-23.1-25.6-27.1-26.6-20.7-18.0-12.4 -5.8-17.8  53
2006 -6.4 -8.3-13.3-16.8-21.7-22.6-25.3-21.5-21.4-18.7-10.1 -6.1-16.0  42
2007 -4.4 -7.7-12.9-19.9-17.1-19.6-23.0-21.9-20.7-17.0 -9.8 -5.8-15.0  33
2008 -6.4 -9.8-12.3-17.0-19.4-23.1-24.0-25.5-20.7-18.7-10.8 -6.0-16.1  32
     -5.5-10.1-16.2-20.1-22.1-23.1-24.6-24.8-23.0-18.4-11.4 -6.0-17.1
     -4.5 -8.3-13.6-17.4-19.5-20.8-22.3-22.4-20.5-16.2 -9.9 -5.0-15.0
 
For Country Code 700

Harry, Theresa, Doug, Erin. 70021

Well at least it’s not every Tom, Dick, and Harry…

Looks mostly flat to me, with a couple of outliers. It is also short enough that the 1988 1989 cold spots might be part of a longer term ripple. Need to look at other segments to get a hint. And it is also possible that “1” thermometer is just in a colder spot than the other three that were added later.

Look at ./Temps/Temps.70021.yrs.GAT (Y/N)? y
 
Thermometer Records, Average of Monthly Data and Yearly Average
by Year Across Month, with a count of thermometer records in that year 
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YEAR  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN JULY  AUG SEPT  OCT  NOV  DEC  YR COUNT
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1987 -7.1-16.5-35.4-38.4-38.5-31.4-34.3-40.2-38.6-27.3-20.4 -6.7-27.9   1
1988 -7.5-17.9-32.0-33.6-33.5-35.4-37.4-30.9-36.3-27.2-17.1 -7.1-26.3   1
1989 -7.5-19.5-27.8-27.9-39.2-47.5-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-28.2   1
1991-99.0-13.8-31.5-33.1-35.2-33.1-41.4-41.9-34.6-26.4-15.9 -5.9-28.4   1
1992 -6.4-17.3-20.2-37.7-33.6-36.3-34.4-44.5-99.0-99.0-17.0 -7.6-25.5   1
1993 -7.4-16.5-30.2-34.4-40.6-31.9-34.9-42.4-99.0-99.0-17.3 -9.6-26.5   1
1994 -9.9-19.9-33.1-29.2-42.4-39.9-35.4-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-10.2-27.5   3
1995-12.0-15.2-25.9-27.8-30.1-25.7-32.2-32.2-29.7-24.6-18.9-10.9-23.8   3
1996-10.9-17.3-24.7-20.1-31.8-27.9-35.1-34.0-34.1-27.1-14.4-10.0-23.9   4
1997-10.2-18.9-26.9-31.3-31.1-29.2-40.7-45.5-33.8-22.8-14.6 -9.7-26.2   4
1998-10.5-13.9-26.1-33.9-28.0-24.1-37.2-34.0-37.0-27.6-19.6-11.4-25.3   4
1999-10.1-18.6-22.8-31.4-29.0-28.0-27.1-31.6-25.5-21.0-16.1-12.4-22.8   4
2000-14.3-16.5-20.8-28.4-28.1-26.7-27.4-29.6-29.8-22.8-15.8-13.6-22.8   4
2001-14.0-15.0-23.9-24.9-26.7-26.3-29.1-35.7-27.1-25.8-16.6-11.3-23.0   4
    -11.0-16.8-25.2-29.0-30.5-29.4-32.4-35.1-31.0-24.7-16.6-10.6-24.4
     -9.8-16.9-27.2-30.9-33.4-31.7-34.4-36.9-32.6-25.3-17.0 -9.7-25.5
 
For Country Code 70021

[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ inin ^70021
70021355000 Harry                          -83.00 -121.40  954    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70021358000 Theresa                        -84.60 -115.80 1463    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70021359000 Doug                           -82.30 -113.20 1433    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70021363000 Erin                           -84.90 -128.80  990    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ 

Nansen Ice Sheet, Enigma Lake, Tourmaline Plateau

Cold. Flat series. Maybe getting a little colder, or a short segment with a ripple.

Look at ./Temps/Temps.70073.yrs.GAT (Y/N)? y
 
Thermometer Records, Average of Monthly Data and Yearly Average
by Year Across Month, with a count of thermometer records in that year 
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YEAR  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN JULY  AUG SEPT  OCT  NOV  DEC  YR COUNT
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1987-99.0-99.0-18.5-23.1-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-18.8-12.9 -4.8-15.6   3
1988 -4.9-11.0-17.8-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-12.6-11.8 -5.8-10.6   3
1989 -5.2-12.3-18.6-21.0-26.7-30.7-25.5-28.8-22.8-20.1-11.7 -4.6-19.0   3
1990 -8.8-13.0-20.0-25.8-24.9-26.5-21.8-28.8-27.4-21.8-11.4 -5.2-19.6   4
1991 -8.3-12.8-22.2-24.3-25.4-25.0-26.1-24.9-27.9-24.3-15.3 -6.6-20.3   6
1992 -9.7-14.2-21.9-28.1-24.8-28.6-23.5-25.8-27.6-25.4 -9.8 -5.4-20.4   6
1993 -3.3-11.5-18.1-23.5-28.0-25.7-25.2-27.9-23.5-21.6-16.2 -9.1-19.5   7
1994 -8.2-15.6-25.0-23.7-28.1-25.6-23.9-29.5-27.0-23.0-13.3 -7.7-20.9   7
1995 -7.4-10.5-18.3-22.2-24.5-25.3-24.9-23.7-25.1-21.0-11.2 -8.4-18.5   6
1996 -9.1-13.1-18.2-22.6-26.4-26.2-25.8-22.0-25.0-25.2-13.3 -8.0-19.6   7
1997 -9.5-15.4-22.0-25.2-25.8-22.4-28.2-29.7-23.9-14.5 -9.8-11.1-19.8   7
1998-11.1-14.4-25.5-26.3-25.1-23.2-27.2-26.2-26.4-26.2-17.2 -8.3-21.4   7
1999 -8.1-13.6-21.9-27.9-30.1-25.7-25.7-29.8-26.4-21.9-13.6 -9.4-21.2   7
2000 -9.6-14.6-21.4-26.5-26.8-28.8-27.7-29.3-25.0-24.3-14.9 -9.8-21.6   7
2001 -9.2-13.7-22.7-26.3-24.1-23.7-25.0-28.1-24.4-20.5-16.3 -8.1-20.2   7
2002 -6.6-13.9-20.0-26.8-25.2-26.2-30.2-33.3-25.5-22.7-16.4-10.2-21.4   7
2003 -8.0-14.8-23.7-28.1-26.1-28.8-28.4-29.2-27.3-24.8-17.1 -8.7-22.1   6
2004 -7.0-11.4-19.9-23.1-26.7-21.3-30.9-25.0-24.7-20.5-11.9 -7.8-19.2   6
     -8.2-13.5-21.2-25.4-26.3-25.9-26.6-27.7-25.7-22.1-14.2 -8.2-20.4
     -7.9-13.3-20.9-25.0-26.2-25.9-26.2-27.6-25.6-21.6-13.6 -7.7-20.1
 
For Country Code 70073
 
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio      8624 Nov  3 20:16 ./Temps/Temps.70073
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio      8624 Nov  3 20:16 ./Temps/v2.meanC.70073
 
Clean up / Delete intermediate files (Y/N)? y
 
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ inin 70073
70073500800 Nansen_Ice_Sheet               -74.80  163.30   40    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70073510800 Cape_King                      -73.60  166.60  163    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70073520800 Priestley_Gl                   -74.30  163.20  650    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70073540800 Enigma_Lake                    -74.70  164.00  160    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70073550800 Hi_Priestley_Gl                -73.60  160.70 1982    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70073560800 Tourmaline_Plateau             -74.10  163.40 1702    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70073790800 Cape_Philips                   -73.10  169.60  310    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ 

Deception, Hope Bay, Adelaide, PETREL, and more 70088

Comparatively warm. Mostly flat and trendless but with a cold droop in the late 1960s to early 1970s. Looks like a cyclical roller to me, we’re headed back to where the series began in the 1950’s (which would make it a 60 year cycle… PDO? the -60 LAT and LONG put it about on the peninsula where the Pacific drains past…) Too bad the series stops in 1983 – 1984.

Look at ./Temps/Temps.70088.yrs.GAT (Y/N)? y
 
Thermometer Records, Average of Monthly Data and Yearly Average
by Year Across Month, with a count of thermometer records in that year 
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YEAR  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN JULY  AUG SEPT  OCT  NOV  DEC  YR COUNT
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1951-99.0-99.0-99.0 -0.1 -2.9 -5.3 -7.9 -5.6 -6.5 -1.7  0.6  1.6 -3.1   1
1952  3.4  2.5  0.3 -2.4-10.7 -6.5 -8.7 -6.3 -4.9 -4.2 -1.5 -0.3 -3.3   2
1953 -0.1 -1.4 -4.7 -7.6 -8.9-10.7 -7.2 -6.0 -4.9 -5.1 -1.8  0.1 -4.9   2
1954  0.3 -0.5 -2.2 -3.1 -5.7-10.9-12.2-13.4 -9.7 -2.2 -1.1 -0.1 -5.1   2
1955  1.8  1.0 -2.7 -3.8 -6.1 -7.6 -7.0 -7.5 -4.3 -2.2 -2.8 -0.9 -3.5   2
1956  1.5  0.7 -1.3 -1.5 -3.5 -2.6 -4.8 -3.2 -4.8 -2.2  1.0  0.7 -1.7   2
1957  0.4  1.7 -1.3 -1.4 -5.9-13.4-11.6 -8.4 -4.4 -8.2 -0.5 -0.3 -4.4   2
1958  0.9 -0.5 -1.7 -5.6-11.0-13.2-12.9-11.5 -9.0 -3.3 -0.2 -0.4 -5.7   2
1959 -0.3 -1.6 -1.2 -7.6 -8.7 -8.5-14.1-11.0 -7.7 -3.1 -2.5  0.0 -5.5   3
1960  1.3  1.6  0.3 -8.3 -5.1 -5.7 -6.6 -6.8 -2.9 -2.3 -2.3 -0.2 -3.1   2
1961  2.0 -0.6 -0.9 -2.9 -5.7 -9.1 -8.0-12.7 -9.6 -6.8 -3.5 -1.0 -4.9   2
1962  0.0 -1.6 -6.0 -5.4 -7.3-10.6-12.3-10.2 -9.3 -3.2 -2.7 -0.5 -5.8   3
1963  0.5 -0.1 -1.9 -7.9 -8.3-10.9-12.6-16.6-10.1 -8.4 -2.1 -0.9 -6.6   3
1964  0.4 -1.2 -4.6-10.8 -8.4-13.2-12.1-21.9 -9.8 -3.0 -1.6 -0.3 -7.2   3
1965  0.9  0.1  0.7 -6.4 -6.7-10.7-14.2-14.5 -7.4 -8.6 -2.0 -1.8 -5.9   3
1966 -0.1 -1.7 -4.4 -5.7-11.5-11.2-16.9-11.5-10.2 -6.0 -2.7 -0.6 -6.9   3
1967 -0.2 -2.8 -3.1 -2.0-12.6-13.0-11.5-10.9-10.6 -6.8 -5.2 -0.6 -6.6   4
1968 -0.8 -3.4 -7.7 -8.6-13.7-15.0-11.3-14.2-10.8 -5.0 -2.8 -0.3 -7.8   3
1969 -1.0 -3.8 -8.8-11.5-14.3-19.6-15.1-11.5 -8.3-10.1 -5.0  0.0 -9.1   3
1970 -0.1 -2.4 -6.2-10.9-15.2-14.1 -8.8-13.8 -8.9 -4.3 -1.8 -0.3 -7.2   3
1971 -0.2 -3.0 -4.6 -9.0-14.4 -8.8-11.1-12.3-11.7 -5.0 -3.2 -1.1 -7.0   3
1972  0.0 -2.1 -7.5-12.4 -9.9-16.0-13.0-14.9-10.1 -5.0 -2.1  1.0 -7.7   3
1973 -1.5  0.0 -1.7 -7.1-11.0-12.2 -8.0 -8.1 -9.9 -3.4 -0.9  0.6 -5.3   3
1974  0.7  0.2 -0.1 -7.0 -7.9 -7.7 -9.5-10.6 -8.3 -3.3 -1.3  0.9 -4.5   4
1975  0.2 -1.7 -5.9 -9.5-13.2-15.5-16.8-16.5-12.1 -4.8 -2.7 -0.7 -8.3   4
1976 -0.2 -0.6 -3.8 -6.7 -9.0 -8.8-15.8-12.0 -8.7 -1.9  0.0  0.5 -5.6   3
1977  1.3  0.7 -1.4 -3.7 -5.2 -7.1-10.5 -9.8 -9.2 -4.1 -1.2  0.8 -4.1   2
1978  0.0 -0.9 -4.7 -7.6 -2.4 -4.7-12.6 -9.8 -4.8 -3.1 -1.6  1.1 -4.3   2
1979  1.5 -1.9 -2.5 -4.9 -5.1 -5.8 -6.2 -7.2 -4.4 -3.0  0.2  1.4 -3.2   2
1980  1.5  1.9 -1.0 -4.7 -3.9 -6.6-10.9-10.1 -5.8 -2.9 -1.1  0.7 -3.6   1
1981  0.7 -1.7 -5.0 -1.5 -4.3 -4.6 -6.0 -8.6 -7.3 -5.2 -1.7  0.5 -3.7   2
1982  1.1 -1.5 -4.6 -7.7 -1.6-99.0-99.0 -6.6 -6.3 -3.5 -0.9  2.4 -2.9   2
1983  0.6 -1.3  0.1 -1.2 -2.5 -3.3 -2.9 -4.2 -3.9 -2.9  0.2  0.6 -1.7   2
1984 -2.7 -4.8-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0 -3.8   1
1985 -0.3 -4.8-13.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0 -6.0   1
      0.2 -1.2 -3.8 -7.0 -9.4-11.0-11.5-11.5 -8.6 -4.7 -2.0 -0.1 -5.9
      0.4 -1.0 -3.4 -6.0 -8.0 -9.8-10.6-10.6 -7.8 -4.4 -1.7  0.1 -5.2
 
For Country Code 70088
 
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio      7315 Nov  3 20:18 ./Temps/Temps.70088
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio      7315 Nov  3 20:18 ./Temps/v2.meanC.70088
 
Clean up / Delete intermediate files (Y/N)? y
 
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ inin 70088
70088938000 Deception                      -63.00  -60.70    8    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70088940000 HOPE BAY                       -63.40  -56.98 -999    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70088958000 Adelaide                       -67.80  -67.90   26    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70088963001 PETREL                         -63.50  -57.30   18  205R   -9HIICCO 1A-9WATER           A    0
70088970000 MATIENZO                       -64.97  -60.05 -999    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70088971000 Almirante_Brown                -64.90  -62.90    7    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ 

Neumayer, Amundsen-Scott, Belgrano, Deception, Faraday -700890

This is the set with the “step function” in it. I’ll need to search through it more to figure out how to divide out the steps…

Look at ./Temps/Temps.700890.yrs.GAT (Y/N)? y
 
Thermometer Records, Average of Monthly Data and Yearly Average
by Year Across Month, with a count of thermometer records in that year 
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YEAR  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN JULY  AUG SEPT  OCT  NOV  DEC  YR COUNT
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1944-99.0 -0.2  0.9 -0.3 -5.2-13.4 -9.7 -9.5 -8.6 -4.9 -1.4  0.5 -4.7   2
1945  0.9  2.0 -0.9 -4.2 -4.8-10.4-12.7-10.4 -8.1 -4.8 -3.4  0.5 -4.7   2
1946  0.9  0.0 -0.1 -2.5 -4.1 -4.9 -8.3-14.0 -8.5 -9.5 -4.4 -0.3 -4.6   2
1947  1.1  1.8  0.7 -2.1 -5.6-11.5 -6.0 -9.0 -9.0 -4.9 -1.9 -0.7 -3.9   3
1948  0.7 -0.5 -1.4 -4.1 -6.4 -7.0-13.4-11.9-11.5 -4.8 -6.1 -0.3 -5.6   3
1949  0.3 -1.3 -4.2 -8.5 -8.0-13.2-11.5-13.4 -9.2 -5.2 -4.1 -0.1 -6.5   3
1950  0.2 -1.2 -0.3 -3.5 -8.6 -6.6 -8.2-15.7 -8.0 -4.1 -2.1  0.0 -4.8   3
1951  0.0  0.7  0.4  0.1 -3.4 -6.6 -9.7 -7.1 -9.8 -4.0 -1.3  0.8 -3.3   7
1952  1.5  0.9 -1.5 -3.7 -9.2 -6.5 -9.8 -5.9 -4.2 -4.6 -1.2 -0.5 -3.7   7
1953 -0.3 -1.4 -2.9 -6.1 -6.8-11.4-10.9 -7.2 -6.0 -4.6 -1.2  0.7 -4.8   6
1954  0.6  0.6 -0.7 -2.6 -5.2 -9.5-11.3-14.9 -9.9 -1.9 -0.6  0.5 -4.6   6
1955  1.4 -0.1 -2.4 -3.6 -6.2 -8.6 -7.7 -6.1 -7.7 -4.0 -2.4 -0.9 -4.0   8
1956 -0.1 -2.0 -4.5 -5.7 -9.5 -7.9-10.2 -9.6 -9.6 -6.2 -3.1 -0.6 -5.7   9
1957 -8.8-14.1-21.1-22.2-23.7-27.9-31.0-29.9-26.8-24.4-14.6 -8.9-21.1  12
1958 -8.2 -9.8-19.5-26.2-28.9-30.0-30.7-31.2-27.4-20.0-14.2-11.5-21.5  12
1959 -9.7-14.8-21.4-27.2-26.1-28.6-31.2-28.8-29.7-22.2-17.0-10.4-22.3  12
1960-13.2-17.8-25.6-28.6-29.4-31.5-32.2-32.2-30.3-25.0-18.1-11.1-24.6   9
1961-13.5-18.8-27.5-31.9-29.4-32.8-38.9-35.8-33.9-23.8-18.5-11.8-26.4   9
1962-11.3-18.1-26.6-27.5-30.7-28.0-30.6-32.5-27.9-25.9-17.1-11.8-24.0  10
1963 -8.5-14.5-21.0-26.6-26.3-26.8-28.8-27.3-26.6-23.9-16.0 -8.1-21.2  10
1964 -9.2-16.1-20.7-27.9-29.7-28.9-29.7-34.8-32.2-22.7-14.8 -9.5-23.0  10
1965 -8.9-14.0-20.8-25.3-26.1-26.6-31.4-30.3-28.6-24.1-15.6 -9.5-21.8   9
1966 -8.9-14.4-18.9-20.7-27.2-27.6-30.5-29.4-26.5-20.6-13.8 -8.2-20.6  10
1967 -6.8-13.5-20.3-24.2-26.6-28.8-27.3-27.2-27.6-22.4-14.6 -9.0-20.7  10
1968 -8.5-13.2-18.2-21.1-24.3-23.9-27.4-27.1-25.8-17.9-13.7 -6.5-19.0  10
1969 -7.0-12.1-20.0-20.7-22.7-24.3-29.6-26.7-21.8-18.2-13.8 -7.7-18.7   9
1970 -7.9-13.5-18.5-23.4-26.1-26.5-25.4-29.0-20.4-17.2-12.6 -6.5-18.9  10
1971 -6.1-12.5-17.8-19.0-23.3-25.6-24.5-23.8-23.8-18.4-12.4 -7.4-17.9  10
1972 -6.6-10.9-18.8-20.9-21.8-25.0-26.2-25.0-22.9-17.8-12.7 -6.8-17.9  10
1973 -7.3-13.1-16.9-20.4-22.5-26.6-25.2-25.1-24.6-18.2-10.9 -8.1-18.2  10
1974 -7.0-10.5-16.3-21.3-20.2-22.6-23.2-21.1-20.5-16.7-11.2 -4.9-16.3  12
1975 -5.8-10.5-13.4-18.6-18.3-22.9-24.8-23.4-21.4-16.3-11.6 -6.0-16.1  12
1976 -6.9-10.9-17.1-21.7-22.5-24.8-28.3-28.0-22.8-17.6-11.2 -6.1-18.2  13
1977 -5.2-10.3-17.5-18.2-19.1-21.0-24.2-25.0-24.1-18.7-11.6 -7.3-16.9  14
1978 -6.0 -8.4-12.9-15.9-17.4-21.5-26.0-22.5-19.3-15.3-11.8 -6.7-15.3  14
1979 -5.0-10.8-14.8-15.0-22.1-23.6-26.3-24.4-21.7-17.6-11.4 -6.0-16.6  14
1980 -4.7-10.5-13.2-19.2-19.0-22.8-25.5-24.4-23.5-16.4-12.1 -6.9-16.5  14
1981 -5.2 -7.8-12.8-15.6-18.2-18.3-17.1-19.3-21.6-17.2-11.7 -4.8-14.1  15
1982 -4.2 -8.6-14.5-14.2-15.7-20.0-22.0-19.6-17.9-15.6 -9.0 -5.3-13.9  15
1983 -5.6-10.1-14.1-15.8-18.0-20.3-22.6-16.7-19.1-17.4-11.7 -5.9-14.8  15
1984 -5.0 -9.1-13.1-16.4-18.1-21.8-18.3-18.9-16.5-16.4 -9.9 -5.4-14.1  14
1985 -2.4 -8.5-11.5-14.5-18.4-17.8-18.4-19.6-15.2-14.0 -9.9 -5.3-13.0  15
1986 -4.5 -7.1-14.0-14.8-24.1-23.3-22.8-21.5-22.6-16.5 -9.2 -6.0-15.5  15
1987 -4.7 -8.0-10.0-14.7-18.9-20.7-24.6-23.1-22.6-18.0 -6.8 -3.8-14.7  16
1988 -5.2 -9.4-11.9-15.5-17.8-20.7-26.0-22.8-20.1-14.1 -9.0 -4.5-14.8  14
1989 -3.2 -5.2-14.5-17.5-17.4-19.3-18.5-21.9-18.0-17.1 -8.0 -5.3-13.8  15
1990 -2.5 -4.9 -9.2-13.8-16.2-17.1-16.8-22.1-17.1-12.4 -6.4 -3.3-11.8  16
1991 -3.0 -4.8-10.1-15.4-17.2-17.6-17.7-18.1-16.0-14.5 -9.0 -4.3-12.3  15
1992 -5.0 -9.0-13.7-15.1-19.6-21.2-23.1-25.5-18.7-13.2 -8.5 -4.3-14.7  16
1993 -3.3 -6.7-10.1-15.9-13.9-19.9-19.7-19.4-17.2-11.8 -7.6 -4.9-12.5  15
1994 -4.3 -7.8 -9.8-13.6-16.0-15.3-22.3-18.1-16.0-15.9 -6.5 -4.6-12.5  16
1995 -3.8 -5.6 -8.9-13.6-13.3-16.6-21.6-20.4-19.1-10.7 -7.7 -2.9-12.0  15
1996 -2.6 -4.1 -8.7-12.7-14.9-16.7-15.3-15.6-14.6-11.9 -6.2 -3.0-10.5  15
1997 -2.5 -7.5 -9.9-14.0-14.2-17.5-21.7-19.4-19.3-13.9 -7.6 -4.3-12.7  14
1998 -2.6 -5.3-10.2-12.5-14.4-12.6-17.4-17.4-18.3-13.7 -7.4 -4.0-11.3  13
1999 -2.9 -6.2-10.4-12.8-14.8-17.7-18.5-18.6-17.4-11.7 -7.5 -4.6-11.9  13
2000 -4.2 -6.3-10.8-14.1-14.4-15.1-17.3-19.6-17.1-12.3 -6.7 -3.7-11.8  14
2001 -2.9 -5.7-11.7-13.8-13.6-15.5-19.8-16.7-14.3-10.9 -7.7 -4.0-11.4  14
2002 -3.3 -4.8-10.9-16.0-17.6-21.3-19.0-16.8-15.5-18.3-10.9 -5.7-13.3  14
2003 -4.4 -7.2-12.7-14.6-17.2-22.6-21.1-18.9-21.0-14.9-10.6 -5.5-14.2  13
2004 -4.5 -7.1-14.3-17.4-16.8-20.4-21.1-21.1-17.1-16.4-12.2 -4.8-14.4  13
2005 -4.1 -7.5-11.8-13.7-18.1-21.4-22.4-19.3-18.0-13.9 -9.4 -4.7-13.7  13
2006 -4.0 -7.7 -9.9-13.9-18.1-20.9-22.1-20.6-18.6-16.7 -8.9 -5.0-13.9  13
2007 -3.2 -7.4-12.5-18.6-15.5-18.0-23.2-20.3-18.0-15.0 -9.6 -4.8-13.8  13
2008 -6.1 -9.8 -7.2-14.5-16.7-21.7-25.8-25.6-18.7-17.6-11.3 -9.1-15.3  12
     -5.6 -9.6-14.7-18.1-20.1-22.0-23.7-23.1-21.2-16.8-11.0 -6.1-16.0
     -4.6 -7.9-12.2-15.5-17.5-19.7-21.3-20.9-18.9-14.7 -9.4 -5.1-14.0
 
For Country Code 700890
 
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio    139062 Nov  3 21:56 ./Temps/Temps.700890
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio    139062 Nov  3 21:56 ./Temps/v2.meanC.700890
 
Clean up / Delete intermediate files (Y/N)? y
 
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ inin 700890
70089001000 S.A.N.A.E. ST                  -70.30   -2.35   62    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089002000 NEUMAYER                       -70.67   -8.25   50    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089009000 AMUNDSEN-SCOT                  -90.00    0.00 2835 2770R   -9FLICno-9x-9WATER           A    0
70089022000 HALLEY                         -75.50  -26.65   30    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089034000 BASE BELGRANO                  -77.87  -34.62  256    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089034001 BELGRANO                       -77.90  -34.50   55    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089043000 ELLSEWORTH                     -77.72  -41.02 -999    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089050000 BELLINGSHAUSE                  -62.20  -58.93   16   76R   -9HIICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089052000 ARCTOWSKI                      -62.15  -58.97 -999    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089053000 Jubany                         -62.20  -58.60    4    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089053001 DEST. NAVAL DECEPCION SOUT     -63.00  -60.70    8    4R   -9HIICCO 1A-9WATER           A    0
70089053002 DECEPTION IS.    S ATLANTI     -63.00  -60.60    8   31R   -9HIICCO 1A-9WATER           A    0
70089053003 ADMIRALITY BAY                 -62.10  -58.40    9  237R   -9HIICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089053900 Ferraz                         -62.10  -58.40   20    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089055000 CMS_VICE.DO.Marambio           -64.23  -56.72  198    0R   -9HIICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089055001 TENIENTE MATIENZO (ANT SOUTH A -64.97  -60.05   32    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089055002 BASE ALMIRANTE BROWN           -64.88  -62.88    1   37R   -9MVICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089055003 DEST. NAVAL MELCHIOR           -64.30  -63.00    8    0R   -9HIICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089058000 Great_Wall                     -62.20  -59.00   10    0R   -9HIICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089059001 BERNADO O'HIGGINS              -63.32  -57.90   10    0R   -9HIICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089060000 Primavera                      -64.20  -61.00   50    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089061000 PALMER STATION                 -64.77  -64.08    8    0R   -9MVICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089062000 ROTHERA POINT                  -67.57  -68.13   16   12R   -9HIICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089063000 FARADAY                        -65.25  -64.27   11    0R   -9HIICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089066000 BASE SAN MARTIN                -68.13  -67.13    4  233R   -9MVICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089070800 Cape_Denison                   -67.00  142.70   31    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ 

Santa Clause Island (thought he was at the other pole…), Henry, Byrd Station

Wow! Talk about your cold spots! But the individual instrument changes still pull the averages around. And the data drop outs in 2003 gave us an average of one thermometer in one month in the dead of winter. But hey, “it’s an average so it’s going to smooth out instrument and coverage issues”, I guess you could say we have an incredibly cold trend developing in this area in the early 2000’s (!) … (I didn’t set the ground rules. The “Global Warming” true believers think an average makes it all better, not me. I’d call this ‘a major issue’; but I’m playing on their court, so it’s their rules…)

Look at ./Temps/Temps.700891.yrs.GAT (Y/N)? y
 
Thermometer Records, Average of Monthly Data and Yearly Average
by Year Across Month, with a count of thermometer records in that year 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
YEAR  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN JULY  AUG SEPT  OCT  NOV  DEC  YR COUNT
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
1957-15.5-21.1-30.0-35.5-35.8-33.0-40.4-28.8-30.6-26.5-20.5-12.1-27.5   1
1958-14.8-15.0-28.2-30.5-27.5-40.6-39.9-41.1-40.0-31.5-21.4-17.2-29.0   1
1959-17.6-18.4-25.1-23.4-33.4-32.8-34.0-38.8-35.5-34.0-22.9-14.6-27.5   1
1960-15.7-23.9-31.7-30.0-32.7-30.6-34.0-40.4-34.0-27.3-24.6-14.6-28.3   1
1961-13.0-19.7-29.5-25.0-36.2-34.5-35.7-37.0-33.2-37.2-22.0-16.1-28.3   1
1962-15.5-23.7-28.7-36.3-29.3-40.3-35.9-34.7-43.6-33.0-21.8-15.4-29.8   1
1963-15.2-21.1-30.8-29.9-33.9-28.5-39.9-35.2-36.7-27.3-19.2-17.0-27.9   1
1964-17.1-22.3-25.1-30.3-30.9-31.9-32.0-40.3-34.9-31.1-19.6-14.1-27.5   1
1965-14.3-19.3-28.7-27.2-37.4-34.5-30.1-32.8-38.9-28.2-18.9-13.2-27.0   1
1966-15.1-18.3-25.8-26.5-33.5-29.1-34.6-40.2-34.1-31.4-19.9-13.6-26.8   1
1967-13.3-15.4-26.5-33.3-27.8-31.9-38.2-31.4-37.9-34.0-23.0-14.3-27.2   1
1968-13.7-16.7-24.5-29.1-36.5-41.5-36.6-38.7-42.7-28.9-21.2-14.9-28.8   1
1969-15.4-23.4-24.1-33.2-31.0-38.1-32.6-37.3-33.6-30.8-23.3-14.2-28.1   1
1970-11.7-19.8-21.6-26.1-35.0-30.1-33.9-33.8-35.3-99.0-22.6-13.1-25.7   1
1971-12.7-20.7-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-30.6-21.6-14.9-20.1   1
1972-16.2-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-16.2   1
1973-11.5-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-14.0-12.8   1
1974-11.8-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-15.9-12.9-13.5   1
1975-14.3-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-14.3   1
1980-99.0-99.0-99.0 -7.2 -8.2-19.4-10.8-13.6-16.7-11.7 -9.2 -4.2-11.2   1
1981 -3.8 -7.1 -7.7-14.1-16.2-23.2-25.1-25.1-19.3-12.4-16.3-12.4-15.2   3
1982 -6.3-13.7-11.3-21.9-18.0-16.4-18.5-17.7-28.2-23.8-15.5 -9.3-16.7   3
1983-10.0-13.7 -8.3 -9.9 -9.8-19.9-21.1-22.8-16.6-15.6-15.9 -3.5-13.9   3
1984 -9.3-14.1-16.9-12.3-14.8-13.2-28.5-25.2-22.9-12.8 -7.8 -6.8-15.4   3
1985 -2.2-15.6-19.7-12.4-13.0-23.5-27.2-22.3-19.8-16.2 -7.8-12.2-16.0   2
1986-13.6-11.7-10.4-14.9-12.6-18.5-21.9-24.1-25.4-15.4-18.2-11.8-16.5   3
1987-12.7-13.9-22.5-24.9-26.3-15.4-15.5-18.3-17.7-14.5-16.5 -2.4-16.7   3
1988-10.4-14.9-11.4 -9.5-12.9-14.2-15.0-13.8-16.0-12.7 -7.1 -3.3-11.8   2
1989 -2.0 -5.0 -7.8 -8.6-21.1-19.3-20.8-21.8-22.5-13.5 -7.8 -3.0-12.8   1
1990 -1.5 -1.9-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0 -1.7   1
1993-99.0-40.4-50.6-56.5-55.7-58.7-57.8-99.0-99.0-99.0-35.9-26.1-47.7   1
1994-25.8-41.2-51.9-55.6-56.9-53.1-58.2-99.0-99.0-99.0-35.8-26.2-45.0   1
1995-12.8-18.2-24.5-28.0-29.8-31.0-30.5-35.2 -7.7 -3.2-18.6-12.1-21.0   2
1996-12.9-17.3-27.4-29.3-49.9-49.4-53.4-51.6-99.0-99.0-33.4-23.3-34.8   3
1997-12.6-19.7-25.8-28.3-29.8-29.5-36.3-58.3 -9.6 -3.9-32.0-24.2-25.8   2
1998-25.2-17.3-25.4-30.1-29.6-28.4-30.4-32.7 -6.2 -3.0-18.4-12.7-21.6   2
1999-23.4-30.3-42.6-48.1-56.2-46.4-60.3-55.0-99.0-30.5-30.7-23.8-40.7   2
2000-13.1-19.8-26.8-30.3-29.8-29.8-31.4-59.0-99.0-99.0-31.5-24.1-29.6   2
2001-25.6-38.6-53.8-57.6-56.9-55.3-58.1-61.4-99.0-99.0-32.3-23.6-46.3   1
2002-23.4-38.3-47.7-52.2-54.1-58.8-52.9-55.7-99.0-99.0-36.5-99.0-46.6   1
2003-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-61.7-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-61.7   1
2005-99.0-37.4-51.1-53.3-57.6-56.9-60.2-99.0-99.0-99.0-35.9-21.1-46.7   1
    -14.0-19.6-27.2-29.7-32.4-33.7-35.5-35.9-32.8-27.2-21.2-14.3-27.0
    -13.7-20.2-27.2-29.2-32.0-33.1-35.9-35.1-27.4-22.2-21.7-14.4-26.0
 
For Country Code 700891
 
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio      8932 Nov  3 22:04 ./Temps/Temps.700891
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio      8932 Nov  3 22:04 ./Temps/v2.meanC.700891
 
Clean up / Delete intermediate files (Y/N)? y
 
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ inin 700891
70089100800 Santa_Claus_Island             -65.00   -65.7   25    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089108000 Henry                          -89.00   -1.00 2754    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089125000 BYRD STATION                   -80.02 -119.53 1515 1520R   -9HIICno-9x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089132000 Russkaya                       -74.80 -136.90  124    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089160800 D_57                           -68.10  137.50 -999    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ 

Out West – a list from 7008921 to 7008939 (there are no 40’s)

This bit was done with a slightly less refined program (to glue together a list of stations) that does not have proper “data missing” flag handling in it yet. So you will see some “0.0” values. Those were not very warm days in Antarctica, those are data drop outs. If I get time, I’ll enhance this bit of “LIST” code to have the same data dropout flag and handling as the regular temps code. For now, if you see “LIST” in the file name, you know the ‘missing data’ will be playing games… Thus the “amazing warming” in 2004 and 2006. The code works fine as long as a month is not completely devoid of data (and was originally written for large areas like continents where that is never a problem).

[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ cat Temps/Temps.LIST.yrs.GAT 

Thermometer Records, Average of Monthly Data and Yearly Average
by Year Across Month, with a count of thermometer records in that year 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
YEAR  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN JULY  AUG SEPT  OCT  NOV  DEC  YR COUNT
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
1978-11.4-17.7-24.6-27.0-28.9-34.5-28.4-38.8  0.0-26.4-15.9-13.4-22.2   1
1979-11.9-19.1-23.5-29.4-23.0-31.4-34.3-39.9-30.1-28.1-18.6-12.8-25.2   1
1980-12.4-18.3-24.2-23.8-25.8-33.7-27.3-30.2-32.5-26.4-20.5-14.1-24.1   2
1981-12.0-23.1-23.9-31.4-32.1-30.0-35.8-43.0-35.2-28.9-23.1-13.7-27.7   2
1982-12.1-19.7-28.5-35.3-32.1-27.4-35.1-31.3-33.5-27.5-19.5-12.5-26.2   2
1983-13.3-20.3-25.9-26.4-29.1-37.1-38.2-36.9-31.5-28.6-22.0-14.7-27.0   2
1984-14.7-18.1-21.5-27.8-29.0-27.6-35.8-35.7-34.1-24.8-19.6-12.8-25.1   2
1985-13.6-20.2-27.1-33.7  0.0-34.2-46.2-40.9-37.3-29.4-13.4-10.2-25.5   4
1986-12.2-14.9-23.7-25.4-27.6-30.4-31.5-34.0-32.6-22.1-12.2 -8.1-22.9   7
1987 -6.6-12.7-23.7-28.6-27.4-26.6-30.5-29.0-30.1-23.5-18.0 -7.9-22.1   7
1988 -7.2-13.2-20.5-26.4-23.1-23.3-25.3-21.6-24.7-18.5-12.6 -5.7-18.5   8
1989 -4.4-11.4-16.3-20.5-24.8-28.7-18.9-19.3-18.8-14.3 -8.7 -3.5-15.8   9
1990 -2.9 -8.4-14.7-18.6-18.1-21.2-21.8-24.5-19.0-15.1 -8.2 -3.4-14.7   8
1991 -3.6 -9.5-20.2-20.9-24.2-24.5-27.3-27.3-20.6-17.7-11.5 -5.1-17.7   8
1992 -6.2-10.6-13.9-18.0-18.8-20.7-16.7-21.0-16.4-11.9 -8.0 -2.2-13.7  13
1993 -3.5 -7.3-15.6-18.1-21.8-19.3-18.1-20.0-16.5-12.0 -8.2 -3.9-13.7  10
1994 -4.0-10.5-17.9-19.5-25.9-26.2-27.8-28.3-26.5-18.2 -9.3 -4.8-18.2  11
1995 -4.1 -7.9-15.2-23.4-25.1-21.8-24.3-22.1-20.0-13.0 -9.5 -4.2-15.9  12
1996 -4.4 -7.4-14.8-16.3-24.6-25.1-26.2-22.4-24.7-18.0 -8.2 -3.4-16.3  14
1997 -2.3-10.1-15.5-20.5-19.8-20.9-25.3-25.7-22.9-15.5 -9.2 -4.0-16.0  14
1998 -3.3 -7.4-16.2-20.6-20.5-20.1-27.4-25.0-23.0-17.4-10.8 -4.6-16.4  14
1999 -3.8 -9.3-17.4-22.8-24.1-23.5-23.0-24.5-18.9-14.5 -7.5 -4.8-16.2  13
2000 -4.4 -7.5-13.4-19.5-21.0-21.9-21.9-25.1-22.0-19.0 -7.7 -4.2-15.6  13
2001 -5.4 -9.9-24.0-22.1-23.5-24.8-25.3-33.7-25.3-19.7-10.0 -4.5-19.0  10
2002 -5.0-11.3-17.1-22.4-23.4-30.3-30.4-27.6-20.4-18.6 -9.4 -7.4-18.6  11
2003 -0.2 -3.6 -8.8-16.3-22.9-29.9-31.3-20.7-20.8-12.3 -9.2 -5.4-15.1   4
2004 -2.0 -5.9-11.9  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0 -4.8  0.0 -2.0   1
2005  1.6-10.3-15.7-24.9-21.6-23.2-23.7-26.9 -2.8-19.8 -7.8 -5.2-15.0   8
2006 -6.8  0.0 -5.5-10.0  0.0  0.0  0.0 -8.1  0.0  0.0 -0.2  1.3 -2.4   6
2007  2.2 -7.5-17.0-28.2-26.1-27.3-30.1-27.4-18.3-17.9 -9.8 -3.1-17.5   4
     -5.2-10.3-17.3-21.7-23.1-24.5-25.7-26.2-23.1-17.8-10.3 -5.4-17.6
     -6.3-12.2-18.6-23.4-24.6-26.6-28.1-28.0-24.4-20.0-11.8 -6.8
 
For Country Codes 7008921 7008925 7008926 7008928 7008932 7008933 7008937

[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ 

70089214000 Drescher                       -72.87  -19.03   34    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089250800 Limbert                        -75.40  -59.90   40    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089251000 King_Sejong                    -62.20  -58.70   11    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089261000 Racer_Rock                     -64.10  -61.60   17    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089262000 Larsen_Ice_Shelf               -66.90  -60.90   17    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089264000 Uranus_Glacier                 -71.40  -68.90  780    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089266000 Butler_Island                  -72.20  -60.20   91    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089269000 Bonapart_Point                 -64.80  -64.10    8    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089284000 SIPLE                          -75.93  -84.25 1054    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089324000 Byrd                           -80.00 -119.40 1530    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089327000 Mount_Siple                    -73.20 -127.10   30    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089332000 Elizabeth                      -82.60 -137.10  549    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089370800 Pegasus_South                  -78.00  166.60    5    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089371000 Scott_Island                   -67.40 -180.00   30    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089376000 Gill                           -80.00 -178.60   30    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089377000 Lettau                         -82.50 -174.40   55    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0

Asuka, Mizuho, Mawson, Davis, Novolazarevsk, Zhongsha, Molodeznaja -700895

Looks flat to me. Maybe even cooling a smidgeon.

Look at ./Temps/Temps.700895.yrs.GAT (Y/N)? y
 
Thermometer Records, Average of Monthly Data and Yearly Average
by Year Across Month, with a count of thermometer records in that year 
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YEAR  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN JULY  AUG SEPT  OCT  NOV  DEC  YR COUNT
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1954-99.0-99.0 -7.8-17.7-17.5-14.4-17.1-19.7-20.9-14.8 -5.2  0.0-13.5   1
1955 -0.6 -6.8-12.0-14.3-14.0-17.9-17.5-15.3-16.6-11.2 -3.4  0.3-10.8   1
1956  0.3 -2.8-10.6-12.7-14.2-16.0-17.1-21.3-16.7-13.5 -5.6  0.2-10.8   2
1957  0.1 -4.1 -8.3-10.1-14.8-12.7-17.5-15.8-17.4 -9.9 -6.6 -0.7 -9.8   4
1958 -0.2 -5.1 -8.7-12.5-13.3-17.2-15.1-18.9-18.9-14.0 -6.6 -1.0-11.0   4
1959 -2.0 -4.9 -6.4-11.9-13.9-15.2-17.0-17.2-20.7-12.0 -7.5 -1.0-10.8   4
1960 -0.6 -3.5-11.1-14.4-17.4-20.0-21.4-17.8-18.3-13.5 -5.9 -1.7-12.1   4
1961 -0.7 -1.9 -8.2-11.7-13.0-14.9-15.7-16.5-13.7-12.1 -5.6 -2.3 -9.7   5
1962 -2.4 -4.0 -9.7-14.2-18.9-15.6-20.4-21.3-17.2-13.2 -5.9 -1.7-12.0   5
1963 -0.5 -5.0-10.8-14.8-16.1-14.7-17.5-14.7-14.6-15.1 -7.1 -1.5-11.0   6
1964 -0.6 -3.7 -9.8-14.9-17.5-14.4-16.1-15.1-20.7-13.6 -5.1 -1.0-11.0   5
1965 -0.5 -3.2 -9.9-13.4-12.8-18.2-20.6-18.2-20.7-13.8 -8.7 -1.3-11.8   4
1966 -1.8 -4.0 -7.1-13.8-13.1-18.3-16.0-21.1-16.4-14.8 -5.9 -1.1-11.1   5
1967  0.3 -5.2 -8.3-12.1-13.7-14.3-15.8-19.1-17.0-13.7 -5.4 -1.0-10.4   5
1968 -1.1 -4.4 -7.9-11.9-13.9-16.0-19.4-17.8-18.6-12.3 -6.0 -2.1-10.9   5
1969  0.0 -3.4 -7.9-11.5-15.3-14.3-19.0-22.6-18.4-12.2 -6.6 -0.8-11.0   6
1970 -0.4 -4.6 -7.0-11.7-14.0-17.4-17.7-19.1-17.2-12.2 -5.5 -0.4-10.6   6
1971  0.4 -2.8 -9.0-13.0-14.8-17.5-18.0-17.6-15.6-12.0 -6.8 -0.1-10.6   6
1972  0.8 -3.3 -8.7-10.9-17.2-16.1-19.4-14.7-16.4-15.5 -7.2 -2.4-10.9   7
1973 -0.9 -4.4-10.2-11.7-12.6-13.8-20.0-20.1-15.2-11.4 -4.9 -2.0-10.6   7
1974 -0.1 -3.8 -9.6-13.6-15.4-15.3-17.4-16.6-17.6-10.6 -4.9 -0.2-10.4   7
1975  0.0 -4.1 -8.4-13.9-12.8-14.8-18.8-20.3-18.6-13.1 -5.0 -1.5-10.9   7
1976 -0.1 -3.9 -9.3-13.5-18.3-18.4-20.2-23.0-21.0-14.2 -7.2 -0.4-12.5   7
1977  0.5 -4.7-10.4-15.0-15.2-16.8-15.6-16.4-20.5-15.9 -8.7 -2.1-11.7   7
1978 -2.5 -4.8-10.2-13.6-15.2-16.9-16.6-22.9-17.7-15.8 -6.8 -1.8-12.1   7
1979 -1.7 -5.5-10.8-12.4-16.9-19.5-22.0-20.7-18.0-14.3 -6.4 -1.4-12.5   7
1980 -0.9 -5.5 -8.4-11.6-17.2-18.9-14.4-18.6-16.2-14.8 -5.1 -1.8-11.1   7
1981 -2.1 -4.9 -8.6-16.0-17.4-18.1-16.1-15.5-18.6-17.1 -7.6 -3.1-12.1   7
1982 -2.6 -6.1-12.3-17.4-17.1-19.5-18.3-25.1-22.7-15.4 -6.7 -1.8-13.8   7
1983 -1.2 -5.2-11.3-13.4-16.1-17.3-21.2-19.0-16.2-15.2-10.1 -3.8-12.5   7
1984 -1.2 -6.1-10.3-14.7-14.8-19.5-21.5-19.5-17.4-17.4 -8.5 -1.4-12.7   7
1985 -0.9 -5.4-10.0-13.1-18.4-15.5-22.1-21.4-18.9-15.5 -9.4 -3.8-12.9   7
1986 -3.1 -2.5 -9.2-14.6-16.2-20.2-20.5-20.0-17.4-12.4 -6.2 -1.3-12.0   7
1987  0.6 -3.7 -8.2-12.8-16.4-14.4-16.3-21.2-19.7-13.6 -6.1 -1.1-11.1   7
1988  0.0 -4.5 -7.1-13.5-12.8-13.6-18.1-16.7-15.4-10.9 -7.1 -2.6-10.2   7
1989 -0.9 -3.9-10.5-14.7-20.4-16.5-18.4-16.1-16.0-10.6 -7.6  0.0-11.3   8
1990  0.0 -4.1 -8.6-10.6-13.8-17.0-14.5-19.3-20.0-12.4 -5.9 -0.9-10.6   8
1991 -1.2 -2.7 -7.7-10.4-14.3-13.4-13.9-16.0-17.6-13.5 -6.4  0.7 -9.7   8
1992  0.6 -2.4 -7.4-13.1-15.0-15.0-18.3-17.7-20.2-12.8 -6.1 -2.3-10.8   7
1993  0.4 -3.6 -9.0-14.0-17.9-18.2-20.8-20.1-18.0-12.9 -7.2 -2.1-11.9   7
1994 -2.5 -6.5-11.6-15.6-20.4-14.5-17.2-22.5-16.9-13.6 -7.8 -3.4-12.7   8
1995 -3.5 -6.6-10.8-14.0-18.2-19.5-12.6-20.8-20.4-15.0 -7.9 -3.0-12.7   8
1996 -0.4 -4.7-10.8-14.8-19.8-17.2-17.5-16.4-14.9-14.4 -6.7 -2.7-11.7   8
1997 -2.4 -5.2 -9.8-14.9-18.1-15.9-20.5-20.1-21.5-15.1 -7.6 -1.6-12.7   8
1998 -2.0 -5.2-10.8-19.4-16.7-17.2-19.9-19.3-19.2-16.2 -7.2 -3.3-13.0   8
1999 -3.0 -6.0-11.0-17.2-18.1-15.5-21.5-20.1-19.8-15.1 -9.2 -4.9-13.4   8
2000 -3.5 -6.7-12.8-13.6-19.5-16.7-19.3-18.9-17.2-17.1 -6.5 -2.7-12.9   7
2001 -2.1 -5.4-10.9-15.5-16.3-18.4-16.2-19.7-17.6-12.9 -7.9 -3.2-12.2   7
2002 -2.2 -6.5-10.6-13.3-13.2-16.2-16.6-20.6-18.0-13.0 -8.5 -4.0-11.9   7
2003  0.0 -1.8 -7.2-12.1-18.3-17.3-20.7-17.6-15.3-12.9 -5.7 -0.2-10.8   7
2004  0.3 -2.1 -8.0-13.2-13.9-16.5-20.7-16.7-18.4-11.1 -5.7  0.5-10.5   6
2005  0.2 -5.8 -9.9-16.4-18.2-16.8-20.4-20.4-16.1-15.6 -9.2 -1.1-12.5   7
2006 -2.1 -5.5-11.0-12.6-16.7-18.1-23.4-18.1-18.4-14.4 -7.7 -3.3-12.6   7
2007 -2.1 -5.9-12.2-14.4-10.6-13.4-16.0-17.6-19.4-14.7 -6.2 -3.7-11.3   7
2008 -3.5 -4.0-11.3-13.8-16.6-20.3-15.2-21.0-17.6-15.0 -6.0  0.0-12.0   7
     -0.9 -4.4 -9.4-13.5-15.8-16.6-18.2-18.9-18.0-13.7 -6.7 -1.6-11.5
     -1.0 -4.5 -9.6-13.7-15.9-16.6-18.2-18.9-18.0-13.7 -6.7 -1.7-11.5
 
For Country Code 700895
 
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[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ inin 700895
70089512000 NOVOLAZAREVSK                  -70.77   11.83  102  451R   -9MVICCO30x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089524000 Asuka                          -71.50   24.10  931    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089532000 SYOWA                          -69.00   39.58   21    0R   -9HIICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089542000 MOLODEZNAJA                    -67.67   45.85   40    0R   -9MVICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089544000 MIZUHO                         -70.70   44.33 2230 2287R   -9MVICno-9x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089564000 MAWSON                         -67.60   62.87   16    0R   -9MVICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089568000 LGB35                          -76.00   65.00 2345    0R   -9MVICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089571000 DAVIS                          -68.58   77.97   13   16R   -9MVICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089573000 Zhongshan                      -69.40   76.40   18    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089592000 MIRNYJ                         -66.55   93.02   30    0R   -9MVICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ 

Vostok, Casey, McMurdo, Scott Base, Terra Nova Bay, Leningradskaya 70986

Cold, fairly stable, but with so thermometer count jiggle.

Look at ./Temps/Temps.700896.yrs.GAT (Y/N)? y
 
Thermometer Records, Average of Monthly Data and Yearly Average
by Year Across Month, with a count of thermometer records in that year 
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YEAR  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN JULY  AUG SEPT  OCT  NOV  DEC  YR COUNT
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1950-99.0 -5.7-10.9-15.1-16.5-18.4-16.5-18.5-17.3-13.9 -6.7 -2.4-12.9   1
1951 -1.8 -5.3 -9.7-16.1-15.1-20.0-21.1-17.6-20.8-11.9 -5.0 -2.6-12.2   1
1952 -2.1-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0 -2.1   1
1956 -1.9 -3.6-10.4-17.7-17.2-20.8-21.3-25.1-17.1-17.0 -7.6 -1.2-13.4   2
1957 -2.0 -6.6-13.3-18.1-19.8-21.1-24.1-20.8-18.0-16.3 -7.1 -2.0-14.1   4
1958 -9.4-14.9-22.4-28.9-29.8-35.1-35.9-36.2-35.6-26.1-15.8-10.5-25.0   5
1959-11.4-16.7-22.4-27.0-31.5-32.5-30.6-34.7-34.6-27.0-18.4 -8.2-24.6   5
1960 -9.7-16.0-25.0-28.0-29.2-30.9-33.4-31.3-29.0-23.4-15.7 -9.6-23.4   5
1961 -9.2-12.9-21.1-23.5-25.5-26.7-29.5-30.2-26.5-24.7-14.6 -9.7-21.2   5
1962 -6.1 -5.3-13.9-17.1-20.4-19.5-24.3-22.0-20.7-17.1 -7.4 -3.6-14.8   5
1963 -4.1-14.1-25.0-28.9-33.3-29.5-30.6-31.1-20.0-26.6-15.1-10.4-22.4   5
1964 -9.3-16.4-22.8-29.3-33.0-28.3-30.3-31.8-31.9-27.3-14.7 -9.8-23.7   5
1965 -8.3-13.6-23.9-28.1-31.1-32.7-30.0-30.5-31.3-24.8-18.2-10.6-23.6   5
1966-10.5-14.2-20.3-28.6-31.1-27.2-30.2-33.8-32.9-25.7-15.8 -9.5-23.3   5
1967 -7.7-13.9-22.7-29.8-31.5-30.7-30.0-31.7-29.5-27.0-16.0 -9.6-23.3   5
1968 -9.9-14.5-23.0-27.7-32.0-29.9-35.4-34.5-35.1-24.6-16.3-10.1-24.4   5
1969 -8.5-14.0-24.3-26.6-31.6-32.4-35.9-34.6-33.0-26.9-17.2 -9.1-24.5   5
1970 -8.0-15.5-21.8-27.8-29.2-28.2-30.8-33.3-29.1-23.9-17.1 -9.0-22.8   5
1971 -7.6-16.5-22.2-27.3-29.8-30.9-32.9-35.2-29.8-26.4-17.4 -9.9-23.8   6
1972 -8.0-16.4-22.3-28.6-32.3-29.1-30.9-31.2-31.9-26.5-19.9-10.7-24.0   6
1973-10.7-16.3-26.4-28.0-30.9-29.8-30.9-34.1-30.0-24.9-15.6-10.1-24.0   6
1974 -8.7-17.1-25.4-32.9-31.2-27.0-35.9-31.5-31.6-24.3-15.0 -9.3-24.2   6
1975 -8.9-14.7-21.2-28.0-28.4-29.9-31.0-36.3-36.1-27.0-16.0-11.2-24.1   6
1976 -8.4-14.1-23.3-30.9-32.3-31.3-29.7-31.1-31.1-28.4-16.8 -8.0-23.8   6
1977 -6.8-15.0-22.3-27.6-27.1-30.7-31.6-28.4-37.1-26.8-18.2 -9.4-23.4   6
1978-10.3-14.5-22.1-27.3-29.7-31.2-28.9-34.7-29.8-25.2-17.0 -9.4-23.3   6
1979 -8.1-14.6-24.2-25.4-31.9-31.3-35.3-33.4-31.2-27.2-16.9 -8.9-24.0   6
1980 -8.5-12.9-21.5-24.9-27.9-30.0-29.7-27.9-26.8-25.4-15.1 -9.1-21.6   6
1981 -8.8-14.1-21.1-28.0-30.0-27.4-26.7-25.7-28.4-23.3-18.0-10.6-21.8   6
1982 -7.5-14.7-24.5-27.8-28.4-25.4-30.5-34.1-31.7-25.3-10.0 -7.9-22.3   6
1983 -6.9-15.3-23.0-25.0-20.3-28.8-30.6-32.2-25.9-22.3-15.1 -9.3-21.2   6
1984 -5.7-16.4-21.1-26.1-25.0-31.4-31.8-29.4-28.6-24.7-15.1 -7.9-21.9   6
1985 -8.0-16.4-19.6-24.7-31.0-31.0-32.9-28.3-28.6-23.6-15.3 -8.7-22.3   6
1986 -8.2-11.3-20.8-25.2-24.0-28.0-30.6-31.4-28.2-22.9-15.9 -7.1-21.1   6
1987 -6.3-14.3-21.3-25.3-28.4-26.1-29.6-34.1-28.2-20.9-14.2 -7.7-21.4   7
1988 -7.5-14.0-21.6-25.2-24.5-29.6-24.7-29.0-24.6-19.5-16.4 -7.0-20.3   7
1989 -7.2-12.1-17.3-20.9-24.8-28.2-23.8-24.5-20.6-16.6-12.8 -4.6-17.8   7
1990 -4.9 -9.9-19.3-23.5-23.0-26.2-23.5-27.2-25.3-19.6-11.3 -2.9-18.1  10
1991 -3.8 -6.7-14.7-16.7-23.0-22.6-28.6-27.2-28.2-25.2-13.3 -5.7-18.0  10
1992 -5.6-11.7-20.5-25.3-23.6-22.9-23.7-22.7-31.4-23.9-16.4 -6.7-19.5   8
1993 -6.6-13.0-20.7-24.5-29.2-29.1-28.7-31.6-28.2-24.4-14.9 -8.5-21.6   9
1994 -8.4 -7.6-16.2-16.8-24.2-20.6-20.1-25.3-21.1-14.7 -8.2 -9.0-16.0   9
1995 -8.0-10.4-18.6-28.4-30.2-29.1-26.2-29.2-28.6-24.3-14.0 -7.3-21.2   9
1996 -2.2 -6.5-12.3-14.6-20.8-21.1-20.5-16.8-19.4-16.7 -6.8 -1.6-13.3   8
1997 -4.7-13.7-22.3-27.2-28.5-25.2-32.9-32.5-28.1-22.5-12.1 -7.3-21.4   9
1998 -5.8 -9.0-22.1-25.2-26.8-26.8-30.0-28.7-32.8-22.2-14.1 -4.9-20.7   8
1999 -4.7-13.2-21.9-26.5-30.6-26.7-28.5-30.1-27.3-23.6-13.6 -6.8-21.1   8
2000 -8.1-13.2-20.4-25.3-23.6-24.2-26.6-24.4-22.3-24.2-12.2 -7.9-19.4   9
2001 -7.5-12.3-21.5-25.3-21.9-27.0-26.4-31.0-27.5-23.4-14.6 -6.7-20.4   9
2002 -6.1-12.7-15.7-25.2-25.0-27.0-28.7-30.5-26.7-22.1-13.8-11.4-20.4   9
2003 -6.9 -6.0-13.6-18.3-18.4-20.7-19.3-23.0-18.7-14.7 -8.9 -2.1-14.2   7
2004 -2.1 -6.1-21.2-27.7-26.2-24.1-31.0-25.9-24.4-18.6-11.3 -4.1-18.6   7
2005 -7.4-10.6-18.5-24.3-28.1-29.0-30.6-31.7-27.7-20.3-17.4 -8.8-21.2   7
2006-10.7-10.7-25.1-26.7-42.1-34.6-34.1-28.9-30.5-30.1-20.0-10.2-25.3   6
2007 -8.2-11.5-10.8-26.2-27.4-28.6-29.4-28.9-29.1-25.7-15.0-10.0-20.9   6
2008 -8.8-17.4-20.8-23.4-27.0-29.6-36.2-32.5-32.4-28.4-17.1 -1.3-22.9   8
     -7.7-13.5-21.4-25.9-28.1-28.4-29.8-30.4-28.9-23.9-14.9 -8.3-21.8
     -7.1-12.5-20.2-25.1-27.2-27.6-29.0-29.4-27.9-23.1-14.3 -7.6-20.9
 
For Country Code 700896
 
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio     75922 Nov  3 22:26 ./Temps/Temps.700896
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio     75922 Nov  3 22:26 ./Temps/v2.meanC.700896
 
Clean up / Delete intermediate files (Y/N)? y
 
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ inin 700896
70089606000 VOSTOK                         -78.45  106.87 3420 3468R   -9HIICno-9x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089606001 LENINGRADSKAYA                 -69.50  159.40  300    0R   -9MVICCO10x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089611000 CASEY                          -66.28  110.52   42    0R   -9MVICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089612000 Casey_New_Airstrip             -66.30  110.80  390    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089642000 DUMONT D'URVI                  -66.67  140.02   43  150R   -9MVICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089643000 Port_Martin                    -66.80  141.40   39    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089662000 Terra_Nova_Bay                 -74.70  164.10   81    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089664000 MCMURDO                        -77.85  166.67   24    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089665001 SCOTT BASE                     -77.85  166.75   16    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0
70089666000 Cape_Ross                      -76.70  163.00  201    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089667000 Pegasus_North                  -77.90  166.50   20    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ 

Linda, Nico, Minna Bluff, Relay Station, LGB19, LGB20, GEO3 – 700897

Looks flat and cold to me. Lots of data dropouts, though.

Look at ./Temps/Temps.700897.yrs.GAT (Y/N)? y
 
Thermometer Records, Average of Monthly Data and Yearly Average
by Year Across Month, with a count of thermometer records in that year 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
YEAR  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN JULY  AUG SEPT  OCT  NOV  DEC  YR COUNT
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1982-99.0-22.6-30.4-35.8-35.9-39.5-36.8-40.5-39.0-31.1-20.7-99.0-33.2   1
1983-14.5-22.0-99.0-99.0-33.8-99.0-36.1-99.0-31.7-29.4-26.3-17.9-26.5   1
1984-99.0-22.6-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-22.6   1
1988-14.4-23.1-25.0-35.0-33.2-32.5-33.2-99.0-99.0-99.0-23.4-18.2-26.4   1
1989-16.6-99.0-29.3-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-23.0   1
1990-22.7-30.6-39.6-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-31.0   1
1991-99.0-19.0-32.8-33.1-52.4-45.6-43.7-47.7-50.8-45.4-24.2-14.7-37.2   4
1992-16.3-21.6-29.1-37.9-38.8-39.4-39.5-30.6-41.6-34.8-24.9-19.8-31.2   3
1993-17.0-26.6-35.3-40.5-44.7-46.1-45.0-44.8-55.1-44.7-35.0-26.9-38.5   6
1994-26.3-27.7-38.0-41.4-46.4-40.1-43.7-46.3-42.9-37.5-28.8-21.6-36.7   6
1995-21.0-28.4-37.0-41.4-45.3-44.2-38.4-45.5-42.5-37.7-27.1-19.4-35.7   8
1996-18.6-25.7-37.1-39.6-46.2-43.4-43.1-38.5-40.2-37.8-26.3-19.5-34.7   8
1997-20.5-28.3-36.6-43.8-48.1-45.6-51.1-49.7-51.8-46.2-31.4-23.2-39.7   8
1998-26.1-27.5-38.6-45.7-43.9-41.0-45.1-44.5-45.8-37.8-27.3-20.8-37.0   7
1999-20.9-27.8-36.9-46.1-45.5-41.7-45.7-45.3-43.3-41.0-31.0-21.5-37.2   7
2000-20.4-29.6-38.1-41.7-43.1-42.9-45.9-45.5-45.1-44.2-27.1-20.9-37.0   6
2001-22.0-29.7-41.6-46.1-47.4-47.4-49.0-49.9-42.8-37.7-25.6-21.1-38.4   6
2002-19.8-28.9-36.4-40.1-36.4-42.2-42.5-45.0-37.6-37.4-29.9-23.9-35.0   6
2003-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-53.9-61.4-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-57.7   2
2005-99.0-28.2-39.9-49.1-44.3-49.1-51.5-52.6-99.0-37.1-26.1-13.8-39.2   3
2006-17.1-13.8-27.0-37.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-23.7   2
2007-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-35.4-99.0-99.0-18.6-27.0   1
    -20.5-26.9-36.5-41.9-44.2-43.7-44.5-45.2-43.5-39.0-27.9-20.5-36.2
    -19.6-25.5-34.9-40.9-42.8-43.4-44.2-44.7-43.0-38.7-27.2-20.1-35.4
 
For Country Code 700897
 
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio      6930 Nov  3 22:31 ./Temps/Temps.700897
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio      6930 Nov  3 22:31 ./Temps/v2.meanC.700897
 
Clean up / Delete intermediate files (Y/N)? y
 
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ inin 700897
70089744000 Relay_Station                  -74.00   43.10 3353    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089757000 LGB20                          -73.80   55.70 2743    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089758000 LGB10                          -71.30   59.20 2619    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089762000 GEO3                           -68.70   61.10 1835    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089768000 Minna_Bluff                    -78.60  166.70   50    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089769000 Linda                          -78.50  168.40   50    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089774000 LGB59                          -73.50  76.780 2565    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089799000 Nico                           -89.00   89.70 3065    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ 

Marble Point, Penguin Point, Law Dome Summit 70898

This looks like a block of more or less similar stations to me, and getting colder, too! (Though you need to look at exact station adds / deletes to know for sure.)

Look at ./Temps/Temps.700898.yrs.GAT (Y/N)? y
 
Thermometer Records, Average of Monthly Data and Yearly Average
by Year Across Month, with a count of thermometer records in that year 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
YEAR  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN JULY  AUG SEPT  OCT  NOV  DEC  YR COUNT
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
1980-99.0 -6.5-12.3-16.5-18.5-25.6-18.8-20.3-19.7-18.2 -8.3 -2.7-15.2   2
1981-99.0 -9.8-16.4-23.4-26.3-24.3-27.4-30.3-32.8-23.8-14.7 -5.9-21.4   3
1982 -5.6-10.1-20.1-25.2-24.4-25.3-28.3-26.3-27.4-22.4-11.5 -4.3-19.2   4
1983 -4.1-14.6-22.1-24.5-25.0-29.0-34.2-26.0-21.2-18.5-13.1 -4.4-19.7   6
1984 -5.2-11.7-16.4-21.6-21.7-25.4-27.6-26.2-25.6-19.2-20.2-13.5-19.5   8
1985-16.1-18.0-21.5-27.0-99.0-25.2-36.1-28.3-29.0-21.7-12.7 -7.5-22.1   9
1986 -8.7-13.7-20.8-30.3-28.9-32.4-32.8-33.9-36.9-24.7-17.2 -6.8-23.9  12
1987 -7.0-17.4-25.5-28.2-30.5-23.8-27.7-35.8-28.0-25.3-18.3 -7.1-22.9  13
1988 -9.7-14.5-26.2-25.5-28.9-30.0-32.2-23.1-23.3-16.8-16.8-10.4-21.5  14
1989 -5.3-17.6-19.0-20.2-31.8-35.3-30.9-32.2-26.7-20.7-16.7 -8.7-22.1  11
1990 -9.0-16.7-23.1-28.2-29.4-29.8-29.5-29.8-29.7-24.9-13.8 -6.3-22.5  11
1991-11.4-15.0-24.5-25.5-31.8-26.7-29.0-29.8-23.4-23.7-14.9 -5.4-21.8  11
1992 -8.3-15.3-23.5-30.3-31.2-31.4-30.1-26.8-34.4-28.7-17.6-12.8-24.2  12
1993 -8.4-12.9-23.7-27.7-34.5-31.1-27.6-32.0-29.9-25.0-14.5 -8.3-23.0  14
1994 -8.5-18.2-26.0-24.7-36.2-30.4-31.2-36.9-31.0-22.8-14.1 -9.0-24.1  14
1995 -7.6-13.9-22.8-26.1-31.9-29.1-30.8-30.8-30.7-26.5-16.8-11.0-23.2  15
1996 -8.3-17.2-24.7-26.5-34.2-33.6-31.9-29.5-32.5-27.6-14.5 -8.0-24.0  15
1997-10.2-16.6-25.4-34.6-34.6-30.5-39.3-41.9-33.7-24.8-14.1-10.5-26.4  16
1998-11.8-14.7-26.2-36.1-35.9-31.6-37.9-37.9-39.9-31.7-22.1-12.9-28.2  12
1999-10.7-16.2-26.0-31.0-34.4-34.4-34.4-36.6-30.0-25.5-16.1-11.3-25.6  11
2000-11.4-17.0-21.3-28.9-29.3-30.5-30.9-33.4-31.2-30.1-14.3 -8.5-23.9  11
2001 -9.9-15.7-25.5-28.8-31.1-28.4-29.2-37.5-29.6-23.5-14.2 -8.9-23.5  13
2002 -5.4-15.3-22.6-29.5-26.5-32.4-37.6-38.8-29.8-26.2-18.0-33.3-26.3  14
2003-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-31.8-29.4-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-30.6   4
2005-99.0-18.7-24.4-35.5-27.4-33.1-33.0-35.6-35.8-28.4-20.0 -9.6-27.4   8
2006-10.4-18.7-21.9-24.9-99.0-99.0-29.8-28.9-30.8-99.0-99.0-20.1-23.2   7
2007-17.9-99.0-26.7-29.5-99.0-99.0-99.0-25.0-24.3-22.0-99.0-13.2-22.7   2
     -9.1-15.7-23.5-28.2-31.0-30.4-31.8-32.9-30.2-24.8-15.8 -9.3-23.6
     -9.2-15.0-22.6-27.3-29.8-29.6-31.1-31.3-29.5-24.1-15.6-10.0-22.9
 
For Country Code 700898
 
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio     21021 Nov  3 20:35 ./Temps/Temps.700898
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio     21021 Nov  3 20:35 ./Temps/v2.meanC.700898
 
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ inin 700898
70089803000 GF08                           -68.50  102.10 2125    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089810000 Casey_Airstrip                 -66.30  110.80  392    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089811000 Law_Dome_Summit                -66.70  112.70 1368    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089813000 GC41                           -71.60  111.30 2763    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089820800 Dome_F                         -77.30   39.70 3810    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089828000 Dome_C_II                      -75.10  123.40 3280    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089832000 D_10                           -66.70  139.80  240    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089833900 D_17                           -66.70  139.70 -999    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089834000 D_47                           -67.40  138.70 1560    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089836000 D_80                           -70.00  134.90 2500    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089847000 Penguin_Point                  -67.60  146.20   30    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089860000 Lynn                           -74.20  160.40 1772    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089864000 Manuela                        -74.90  163.70   80    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089865000 Whitlock                       -76.20  168.40  275    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089866000 Marble_Point                   -77.40  163.70  120    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089868000 Schwerdtfeger                  -79.90  170.00   60    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089869000 Marilyn                        -80.00  165.10   75    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089872000 Ferrell                        -77.90  170.80   45    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089873000 Elaine                         -83.10  174.20   60    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
70089879000 Possession_Island              -71.90  171.20   30    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ 

Left Overs

I’m not sure what to do with these:

70089208000 Clean_Air                      -90.00   -0.00 2835    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0

has this chart:

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/gistemp/gistemp_station.py?id=700892080009&data_set=1&num_neighbors=1

Which to my eye is reaching in to 2002, adding a year, but has dropped 1986 and 1987, so ends up one data point short (and leaves out that -46 C “warm” start). That leaves the impression of a rapid rise. Despite the modestly flat ‘ghost thermometer’ behind it that is some other station ID.

Look at ./Temps/Temps.7008920.yrs.GAT (Y/N)? y
 
Thermometer Records, Average of Monthly Data and Yearly Average
by Year Across Month, with a count of thermometer records in that year 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
YEAR  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN JULY  AUG SEPT  OCT  NOV  DEC  YR COUNT
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
1986-99.0-36.4-53.4-55.2-62.5-63.8-60.6-59.5-99.0-99.0-39.2-29.1-51.1   1
1987-27.6-41.7-52.2-59.9-60.1-58.3-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-41.6-29.0-46.3   1
1988-28.1-43.4-49.9-59.9-62.1-58.9-63.2-58.5-58.2-50.7-39.1-29.9-50.2   1
1989-30.8-41.8-55.2-62.0-63.5-63.9-59.4-57.3-59.3-53.5-38.5-26.4-51.0   1
1990-28.1-42.0-56.6-61.0-62.8-58.1-59.3-63.3-99.0-99.0-99.0-25.6-50.8   1
1991-28.5-38.4-57.3-60.0-61.2-60.6-58.6-61.0-54.6-52.6-39.4-26.6-49.9   1
1992-29.6-43.9-58.2-55.1-60.9-57.3-62.2-62.6-59.6-48.1-39.5-29.8-50.6   1
1993-29.4-43.4-54.7-60.6-59.5-62.7-59.8-66.6-61.1-99.0-99.0-99.0-55.3   1
1994-99.0-43.9-54.3-58.0-59.4-56.0-63.3-59.5-58.6-51.4-37.0-28.1-51.8   1
1995-30.4-40.6-53.4-59.7-60.1-59.5-56.8-62.8-65.5-48.9-37.6-26.3-50.1   1
1996-28.3-37.2-56.8-55.7-61.4-60.6-56.7-54.0-60.4-52.7-35.1-25.5-48.7   1
1997-28.2-43.4-55.8-56.9-58.7-58.4-66.3-60.8-61.1-53.6-33.9-26.5-50.3   1
1998-26.3-38.1-53.4-63.2-59.3-56.4-60.1-63.9-63.8-54.4-36.9-26.9-50.2   1
1999-24.9-40.7-54.8-61.7-58.1-59.3-63.8-57.9-63.1-50.6-38.2-29.8-50.2   1
2000-29.1-42.3-55.3-62.2-60.2-59.9-61.4-59.9-61.3-50.3-33.4-26.3-50.1   1
2001-28.0-38.3-55.8-60.4-58.9-58.3-61.5-64.7-57.5-52.3-34.4-25.7-49.6   1
    -28.1-40.9-54.5-59.1-60.3-59.7-60.4-60.6-60.1-51.3-37.4-27.4-50.0
    -28.4-41.0-54.8-59.5-60.5-59.5-60.9-60.8-60.3-51.6-37.4-27.4-50.2
 
For Country Code 7008920

This looks substantially dead flat to me, with wandering between -48 C and -51 C in years with no data dropouts. Yet NASA GISS have a plot that looks like it’s on a rocket ride to increasing warmth with the blue line into 2002. In theory, it’s the same data I’m looking at. And while in theory my copy of the antarctic.txt files is about a year old, it was old data at the time of the source code download (it is in the bundle). So are they taking 6 years plus to put in their 2002 data?

[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ ls -l /gnuit/GIStemp/STEP0/input_files/
total 130528
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio      3337 May 13  2008 antarc1.list
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio    212171 Aug 11  2008 antarc1.txt
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio      2485 Feb 15  2005 antarc2.list
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio    214373 Jun  9  2008 antarc2.txt
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio      4686 Feb 15  2005 antarc3.list
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio    142484 Aug 11  2008 antarc3.txt

Yeah, I could download the latest data, but I was trying to hold a consistent benchmark set. Maybe I’ll need to keep “two sets of books”, one for benchmarks and one for current publication. (Wonder who else might do that …)

70089390800 Sutton                         -67.10  141.40  871    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0

Which appears to have been a dud:

Look at ./Temps/Temps.7008939.yrs.GAT (Y/N)? y
 
Thermometer Records, Average of Monthly Data and Yearly Average
by Year Across Month, with a count of thermometer records in that year 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
YEAR  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN JULY  AUG SEPT  OCT  NOV  DEC  YR COUNT
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1995-12.4-14.9-18.6-21.1-26.2-23.3-24.3-23.8-25.0-24.8-99.0-99.0-21.4   1
1996-99.0-99.0-99.0-21.3-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-14.0-99.0-17.6   1
1997-99.0-99.0-99.0-23.6-29.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-10.0-20.9   1
1999-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-99.0-27.2-21.3-15.8-11.6-19.0   1
    -12.1-14.9-19.6-23.7-26.8-24.9-24.7-23.8-26.1-23.0-14.9-10.8-20.4
    -12.4-14.9-18.6-22.0-27.6-23.3-24.3-23.8-26.1-23.0-14.9-10.8-20.1
 
For Country Code 7008939

GIStemp manages to turn this into a single map point. Somehow out of 4 years of crud they get a data point. 1995 data? But they place it in 2000… Well, at least it doesn’t have a rising trend…

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/gistemp/gistemp_station.py?id=700893908009&data_set=1&num_neighbors=1

70089967000 Belgrano_I                     -78.00  -38.80   50    0R   -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA      A    0

Which looks to me to have rather cold temperatures for an Island in what looks like open water by might be ice shelf on my tiny 12 inch globe. Maybe I ought to google map it…

But a nice flat -21C with occasional excursions to -24 C, a cold early 1970s, and then it ends in 1978.

Somehow, GIStemp gets a map that starts in 1955 at -20C, a 2C fictional warmer (maybe there were doing an Urban Heat Island correction ;-) and extend the set into 1979 at -23.5 in a spectacular collapse. Yet the data start at 21.7, 22.1, 21.9 and end at 21.3, 21.2, 21.2 so I’d have expected the ends to be dead flat, not flipping and flopping all over the place like fishtails out of water… Just amazing, and clearly, given the real data, a complete work of fiction.

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/gistemp/gistemp_station.py?id=700899670008&data_set=1&num_neighbors=1

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1955-99.0-12.5-19.4-23.6-32.7-28.2-30.6-22.8-35.9-18.8 -8.9 -5.4-21.7   1
1956 -5.5-12.2-22.3-27.5-38.8-28.7-32.9-33.6-28.0-22.3 -9.5 -3.8-22.1   1
1957 -8.0-11.3-20.4-22.0-26.6-31.7-33.2-38.6-27.7-24.8-12.8 -6.2-21.9   1
1958 -8.0-16.6-23.6-29.2-33.8-32.0-33.2-33.4-28.0-20.6-13.8-10.2-23.5   1
1959 -4.3-14.9-20.4-26.5-20.4-37.3-34.9-32.1-31.3-20.4-12.6 -4.8-21.7   1
1960 -8.1-14.4-26.2-24.6-31.7-33.6-30.7-29.5-34.0-20.3-12.8 -6.8-22.7   1
1961 -7.7-12.2-21.7-32.5-21.8-32.9-37.6-37.2-33.7-16.2-12.1 -6.7-22.7   1
1962 -7.8-13.4-24.3-25.9-34.7-28.1-30.8-35.3-33.6-27.7-16.9-10.5-24.1   1
1963 -6.6-17.2-20.4-26.2-25.3-33.8-28.4-23.0-23.4-26.7-17.8 -6.6-21.3   1
1964 -6.2-12.9-23.1-33.6-37.9-23.9-35.0-38.4-37.2-29.1-15.3 -6.4-24.9   1
1965 -4.3-10.8-22.0-30.1-29.8-31.7-34.2-32.7-28.2-20.3-12.5 -6.6-21.9   1
1966 -6.5-14.3-12.8-25.9-30.6-29.5-26.4-36.7-34.3-25.3-14.5 -4.7-21.8   1
1967 -3.3-10.6-21.6-22.9-31.6-37.1-34.6-35.4-30.3-24.0-13.4 -6.3-22.6   1
1968 -7.7-11.9-18.3-29.0-25.2-24.4-33.2-33.6-31.4-18.6-11.0 -5.7-20.8   1
1969 -4.3-15.2-26.4-20.9-25.7-27.2-36.6-27.5-24.1-16.7-12.6 -4.0-20.1   1
1970 -6.0-10.5-24.2-26.4-30.4-35.4-35.1-35.4-20.4-20.9-11.9 -4.4-21.7   1
1971 -5.5-17.3-21.3-23.1-32.7-38.5-35.5-27.0-36.5-24.4-13.1 -4.3-23.3   1
1972 -6.6-11.4-19.2-28.0-29.0-34.5-36.5-32.2-30.3-24.8-12.7 -4.3-22.5   1
1973 -3.3-16.3-18.2-24.7-28.3-34.8-37.1-39.3-33.9-17.6-10.7 -7.3-22.6   1
1974 -5.5-14.0-24.2-28.2-31.5-35.9-33.5-29.2-31.1-24.7-11.6 -5.4-22.9   1
1975 -7.3-12.6-16.2-29.4-24.2-32.3-32.7-43.0-31.5-15.9-11.7 -4.7-21.8   1
1976 -7.2 -9.1-25.0-29.2-24.7-32.7-30.6-29.7-30.7-19.8-11.1 -5.4-21.3   1
1977 -5.1-10.7-23.8-25.8-16.6-28.2-33.8-30.5-35.2-23.5-12.9 -8.8-21.2   1
1978 -7.5-12.6-20.5-18.0-26.7-31.6-37.4-29.0-31.2-20.0-13.4 -6.2-21.2   1
     -6.1-13.2-21.5-26.0-29.1-31.8-33.8-32.7-30.8-21.8-12.7 -6.0-22.1
     -6.2-13.1-21.5-26.4-28.8-31.8-33.5-32.7-30.9-21.8-12.7 -6.1-22.1
 
For Country Code 700899
 
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio      1925 Nov  3 23:14 ./Temps/Temps.700899
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio      1925 Nov  3 23:14 ./Temps/v2.meanC.700899
 
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This one we’ve seen BASE ORCADAS, but where to put it?

70188968000 BASE ORCADAS                   -60.75  -44.72    6    0R   -9HIICCO 1x-9WATER           A    0

Maybe warming a little, but we’ve had lots of -3 C in the past. Is there no room for weather? This is an island where the circumpolar current comes out of a choke point between the Antarctic Peninsula and the tip of South America. It then sprays like a nozzle into the south Atlantic where it entrains a warm current on the north side (and I’d expect a counter current circulation to form in the Weddell Sea as the water entrained off shore is replaced by water pulled counter current either westward near shore or up from the bottom.

In short, I’d expect all kinds of instabilities in the ocean currents and in the temperatures of the three batches of water (Pacific through shute, Warm Atlantic, Weddell Sea) mix and both the AMO and PDO flip and flop. I certainly would not hold it up as any testimonial to anything other than ocean current instabilities.

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1903-99.0-99.0-99.0 -6.3 -8.3-12.5 -8.4 -7.5-10.3 -2.8 -1.5 -0.3 -6.4   1
1904  0.2  0.4  0.2 -3.9-11.9 -8.5-13.9-10.8 -6.4 -7.6 -0.5 -1.8 -5.4   1
1905 -0.4 -0.8 -0.2 -4.3 -8.2-11.9-16.5 -5.3 -3.3 -2.4 -1.4  0.0 -4.6   1
1906  1.1  0.4 -1.4 -1.6 -7.0-12.0-11.8 -8.5 -8.3 -4.3 -1.5 -0.4 -4.6   1
1907  0.4  1.4  0.1 -0.9 -4.5-11.4-12.0-16.7 -7.8 -4.7 -1.8 -1.4 -4.9   1
1908 -0.1  1.2  0.2 -1.5 -4.1 -5.4-12.4 -6.2 -2.9 -2.4 -1.3 -0.6 -3.0   1
1909  1.0  0.6 -0.3 -3.5 -9.4-10.2-12.2 -6.6 -7.5 -2.4 -2.2 -0.9 -4.5   1
1910 -0.1  0.8  0.4 -1.9 -2.9 -5.2 -8.0-11.4 -5.8 -3.2 -1.3 -1.5 -3.3   1
1911 -0.7  0.6 -0.7 -5.4 -5.9 -5.6 -8.9 -5.7 -4.0 -3.5 -4.4 -1.6 -3.8   1
1912  0.7  0.9 -1.6 -5.3 -9.7-11.5-14.3-13.2 -5.6 -4.5 -4.1 -1.3 -5.8   1
1913 -1.0 -0.5 -1.9 -2.4 -4.0-14.4-13.2 -7.7 -5.0 -5.3 -4.9  0.2 -5.0   1
1914 -0.2  0.6  0.4 -0.5 -3.3 -9.0-13.5 -7.5 -6.0 -5.8 -3.1 -0.1 -4.0   1
1915 -0.6 -0.4 -0.6 -4.6-11.1-13.4-14.3-18.0 -6.2 -3.4 -1.9 -1.4 -6.3   1
1916  0.1  0.0 -1.3 -5.3-12.6-10.6-11.2 -7.6-11.2 -4.3 -1.3 -0.6 -5.5   1
1917  0.4  0.6  0.2 -0.5 -1.8-10.2 -6.9 -8.7-11.3 -1.7 -0.4  0.3 -3.3   1
1918  1.9  1.1  0.2 -1.8 -9.1 -6.6 -7.5-16.1 -5.0 -0.5 -1.4 -0.4 -3.8   1
1919  0.9  0.8  0.4 -3.8 -8.6 -8.5 -6.8 -3.8 -4.5 -3.5 -4.9  0.2 -3.5   1
1920  0.3  0.0 -1.0 -1.7 -5.8 -8.9-10.0 -8.9 -8.8 -8.4 -2.0 -1.5 -4.7   1
1921 -0.7 -0.2 -0.5 -1.5-10.8 -6.1 -9.8-13.3 -6.4 -1.9 -3.2 -0.9 -4.6   1
1922  0.4  0.8 -1.4 -3.7 -9.8-10.0 -6.8 -9.7 -6.2 -3.4 -0.4 -0.1 -4.2   1
1923  0.5  1.2  0.1 -2.6 -3.9 -7.8 -9.4 -9.8-11.8 -3.1 -1.7 -2.3 -4.2   1
1924 -0.5 -2.5 -2.6 -5.8 -9.2 -8.0-14.5 -7.3 -5.7 -2.1 -2.8 -0.3 -5.1   1
1925  0.3  0.8 -1.0 -1.2 -3.6-10.6 -9.5 -9.0-10.6 -6.6 -2.5 -0.2 -4.5   1
1926  1.1  1.8 -0.9 -3.3 -3.8-14.7-10.3 -6.3 -6.8 -7.6 -1.3 -0.1 -4.3   1
1927  0.2 -0.7 -0.5 -3.3 -6.4 -9.5-11.3-17.7 -8.5 -4.4 -3.6 -0.2 -5.5   1
1928  0.4 -0.1  0.0 -7.5-15.0-15.9-11.6-12.9 -8.1 -5.1 -2.9 -1.5 -6.7   1
1929 -1.0 -1.0 -2.4 -5.6 -6.7-14.7-12.1-14.7 -4.0 -2.2 -0.7 -0.8 -5.5   1
1930  0.2  0.0 -1.1 -7.0 -6.1-18.1-21.2-10.8 -6.4 -9.5 -2.3 -1.1 -7.0   1
1931 -1.3 -0.5 -1.8 -4.4 -4.0 -9.0 -6.4 -6.5-10.7 -4.5 -3.3 -1.5 -4.5   1
1932  0.0 -0.2 -0.9 -2.5 -6.1-19.6-15.5 -7.2 -3.5 -2.5 -1.1 -1.4 -5.0   1
1933 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3 -3.7 -6.3-11.8 -7.7-12.3 -5.5 -7.0 -4.0 -2.2 -5.1   1
1934  0.2 -1.0 -1.4 -2.9 -9.4-13.7 -8.7 -8.4 -5.8 -2.7 -1.1  0.1 -4.6   1
1935  0.3  0.5  1.0 -3.2 -3.6 -6.5-17.0-14.9-12.8 -3.9 -3.4 -0.4 -5.3   1
1936  0.0  1.2  0.4 -0.7 -7.9-12.9 -7.6 -8.4 -4.9 -2.5 -0.8  1.1 -3.6   1
1937  1.3  0.7  0.9 -1.5 -2.1 -6.2 -8.8-11.8 -3.0 -2.8 -1.1 -0.6 -2.9   1
1938  0.2 -0.4 -0.7 -1.5 -8.9 -9.5-10.8-11.7 -8.6 -2.2 -2.9 -1.4 -4.9   1
1939  0.4  0.9 -0.5 -2.4 -5.9-16.3-13.1-19.5 -7.6 -1.6 -2.3 -1.1 -5.8   1
1940  0.2  1.0  0.4 -2.5 -4.7 -8.1 -7.3 -9.4 -4.8 -5.0 -1.1 -0.1 -3.4   1
1941  1.0  1.1 -1.4 -2.9 -3.9 -7.6 -4.7-12.1 -9.6 -5.2 -2.9 -1.1 -4.1   1
1942  0.1  0.7 -1.8 -7.2 -6.6-11.3 -5.0 -6.1-10.3 -7.3 -3.9 -0.9 -5.0   1
1943  0.1  0.2 -0.8 -1.4 -9.9 -3.7 -3.9 -4.9 -3.2 -1.9 -0.9 -0.2 -2.5   1
1944  0.7  0.6  1.4 -0.7 -3.6 -9.1 -8.4-10.1 -8.8 -4.9 -3.4 -1.1 -4.0   1
1945 -1.0  0.1 -2.3 -8.4-11.4-18.5-13.4-13.8 -8.7 -2.1 -3.2 -1.0 -7.0   1
1946  0.0  0.0  0.1 -2.1 -4.9 -9.2 -8.7 -5.8 -4.5 -3.5 -3.8 -0.5 -3.6   1
1947 -0.6 -0.1  0.2 -1.3 -7.4 -9.8-10.5 -8.4 -4.4 -2.1 -0.3 -1.7 -3.9   1
1948  0.1 -0.4 -1.0 -3.4 -7.1 -5.5-13.3-12.4 -7.5 -2.9 -4.3 -0.6 -4.9   1
1949 -0.6 -0.7 -1.3 -8.3 -7.8-12.6-15.0-11.2 -7.5 -3.6 -2.8 -1.0 -6.0   1
1950 -0.1 -0.2  0.0 -1.7-12.5 -5.9-11.5-12.4 -6.1 -3.7 -1.1 -0.1 -4.6   1
1951  0.2  1.1  0.6  0.7 -4.3 -5.4-10.5 -8.1 -5.8 -4.3 -3.5 -0.1 -3.3   1
1952  0.4  1.2 -0.1 -4.6-11.5 -9.9 -9.7 -5.7 -3.4 -2.9 -1.2 -0.2 -4.0   1
1953  0.0 -0.5 -0.7 -4.1-10.9 -7.2 -9.1 -5.4 -3.4 -2.0 -2.1  0.5 -3.7   1
1954  0.2  1.3  0.1 -0.1 -3.0-12.9 -9.2-13.8-10.2 -1.6 -0.6 -0.6 -4.2   1
1955  1.4  2.5 -0.6  0.2 -2.6 -7.5 -7.4 -6.4 -3.7 -0.5 -0.7 -0.5 -2.2   1
1956  0.2  1.1  0.8 -0.1 -0.3 -0.7 -6.1 -4.0 -5.1 -2.4 -0.6 -0.6 -1.5   1
1957  0.6  1.5  1.5 -0.2 -3.2-11.9 -8.5-10.6 -3.3 -5.5 -1.0 -1.0 -3.5   1
1958  0.1 -0.8 -1.2 -2.7-14.7-12.0-14.9 -9.1 -4.1 -1.4  0.0 -0.2 -5.1   1
1959  0.4  0.1 -0.2 -5.5 -6.4-11.1-17.7-13.2 -7.2 -3.1 -1.4  0.0 -5.4   1
1960  0.6  1.7  1.4 -1.8 -4.3 -8.4-10.8 -6.7 -3.6 -2.2 -1.5  0.3 -2.9   1
1961  1.1  0.2 -0.2 -1.9 -4.6-10.1-11.4-12.5 -8.4 -2.1 -1.3 -0.2 -4.3   1
1962  1.1  1.0 -0.3 -0.3 -4.8 -3.1 -8.5 -6.3 -1.9 -0.2 -1.3  0.5 -2.0   1
1963  1.5  1.5 -0.3 -2.1 -3.1 -7.1 -6.8-10.1 -6.7 -7.2 -2.3  0.1 -3.6   1
1964  0.4  0.6 -0.2 -5.1 -4.8 -7.7-11.5-13.8 -4.7 -0.7 -0.9  0.2 -4.0   1
1965  1.3  1.6  1.7 -1.0 -1.1 -4.4 -9.4-11.2 -4.9 -4.7 -1.3 -1.4 -2.9   1
1966 -0.2 -1.0 -0.6 -3.3 -9.4-10.2-11.6 -6.9 -5.7 -3.6 -3.1 -0.7 -4.7   1
1967  0.0  0.4  0.8 -1.8 -8.3 -9.9 -5.7 -8.2 -8.1 -4.9 -1.6 -0.5 -4.0   1
1968  0.4  0.8 -0.5 -2.1 -6.6 -9.6 -8.2 -6.3 -4.0 -1.1 -0.9  0.2 -3.2   1
1969  1.4  1.3 -1.5 -2.8 -8.3-10.3 -9.4 -9.5 -3.2 -3.5 -1.1  0.1 -3.9   1
1970 -0.3  0.3 -2.4 -3.2 -6.0 -9.7 -7.1 -7.1 -2.0 -1.1 -0.6  0.3 -3.2   1
1971  0.5  0.9  0.3 -1.9 -8.8 -5.8 -9.8 -6.2 -6.1 -2.1 -0.7 -1.7 -3.4   1
1972 -0.3 -0.4 -1.0 -2.3 -5.5-13.7 -9.7-15.2 -5.4 -4.4 -3.3  0.0 -5.1   1
1973 -1.0  0.2  0.4 -3.8-10.8-13.2 -9.6 -8.3 -8.3 -1.4 -1.4  0.2 -4.8   1
1974  1.2  1.8  1.4 -2.5 -7.4 -9.6 -9.6-11.9 -6.5 -2.2 -1.0  0.0 -3.9   1
1975  0.8  1.9 -0.6 -1.7 -7.4-14.4-12.7-13.2 -8.1 -0.8 -1.5  0.8 -4.7   1
1976  1.0  1.7  0.6 -0.4 -2.9 -9.3-10.2 -9.3 -7.9 -1.5 -0.7  0.2 -3.2   1
1977  1.3  1.5  0.3 -3.2 -2.0 -3.1 -8.3 -8.4 -5.4 -3.1 -0.9  0.2 -2.6   1
1978  0.8  1.5 -1.4 -1.8 -1.9 -5.5-13.5 -7.3 -3.7 -1.5 -2.3 -0.4 -3.1   1
1979  0.9  0.2  0.8 -0.9 -7.6-11.5 -9.4 -6.2 -5.5 -4.2 -2.5 -0.1 -3.8   1
1980  0.8  1.4 -0.3 -6.3 -9.4-12.2-17.1-13.1 -8.6 -3.8 -2.1  0.3 -5.9   1
1981  0.3  1.0 -0.3 -1.2 -4.1 -7.1 -9.5-11.0 -5.5 -7.2 -0.8  0.2 -3.8   1
1982  1.3  1.6  1.3 -0.3 -1.0 -3.9-13.4-10.4 -6.4 -2.9 -2.8  0.2 -3.1   1
1983  0.6  0.5 -0.5 -2.7 -6.4 -8.3 -4.9 -4.4 -8.7 -3.6 -0.3  0.3 -3.2   1
1984  0.4  1.2 -0.1 -2.5 -3.7-12.3-11.0 -6.1 -1.4 -3.1 -0.2  0.8 -3.2   1
1985  2.1  1.8 -1.2 -0.7 -5.4 -9.9 -4.5 -5.0 -1.6 -2.0 -0.9  0.6 -2.2   1
1986  1.2  1.2  1.1 -0.9 -5.7 -5.0 -9.9 -8.8 -6.4 -2.9 -1.3 -0.4 -3.2   1
1987  1.0  1.2  0.6 -2.6 -5.2-10.4-14.8 -7.4 -5.6 -3.9  0.2  0.1 -3.9   1
1988  0.8  2.0  1.1 -2.6 -4.5 -9.9-10.1-13.0 -5.6 -4.5 -3.2  0.3 -4.1   1
1989  1.3  4.0  0.9 -5.3 -2.9 -5.0 -1.8 -3.8 -2.1 -1.1 -0.2 -0.1 -1.3   1
1990  1.5  2.2  0.4 -2.2 -5.3 -4.5 -8.2 -7.5 -6.3 -3.1 -0.4  0.4 -2.8   1
1991  2.2  1.8 -0.5 -1.5-10.0-12.1-10.7 -7.8 -5.3 -5.6 -0.7 -0.9 -4.3   1
1992-99.0  1.3 -1.7 -2.4 -9.5-11.9-12.7 -5.4 -3.0 -2.2  0.4  1.8 -4.1   1
1993  1.4  1.7  0.7 -1.0 -1.5 -4.8 -7.1 -5.2 -8.7 -3.3 -0.3 -0.4 -2.4   1
1994  1.1  1.6  0.6 -2.4 -5.9 -9.5-14.4 -6.4 -1.9 -6.4  0.0  0.0 -3.6   1
1995  2.5  2.2  0.5 -1.3 -3.7 -6.9-12.5-12.0 -7.0 -0.6 -0.8  0.5 -3.3   1
1996  1.1  1.7  1.1 -2.5 -3.6 -9.1 -9.0 -6.1 -5.5 -0.9  0.3  0.5 -2.7   1
1997  2.0  1.6  1.1 -1.1 -3.1 -5.1-11.5 -7.7-12.0 -6.5 -4.1 -0.4 -3.9   1
1998  0.8  0.2  0.4 -0.5 -7.1 -6.3 -6.8 -9.2 -6.8 -2.0  0.1  0.4 -3.1   1
1999  1.5  1.8  1.1  0.7-99.0 -3.0 -4.2 -9.2 -7.7 -2.0 -0.6  0.5 -1.9   1
2000  1.3  1.7  1.6  0.3 -2.3 -5.1 -6.6-11.1 -7.0 -3.2 -2.2 -0.3 -2.7   1
2001  0.8  0.7 -0.1 -5.1 -3.4-11.4-15.2 -2.9 -3.7  0.3  0.3  1.8 -3.2   1
2002  2.0  1.9  0.0 -0.4 -5.0 -8.6 -8.0 -9.1 -4.4-99.0 -1.2  0.3 -3.0   1
2003  0.9  1.8 -0.8 -3.6 -6.3-11.9 -7.6 -3.2 -2.9 -1.7 -1.5 -0.1 -3.1   1
2004  1.2  0.9  2.0 -3.6 -7.6-99.0-99.0 -5.6 -3.7 -0.7-99.0  1.2 -1.8   1
2005  1.8  1.9  0.4 -2.3 -4.5-11.8-13.2 -5.6 -4.5 -1.0  0.3  0.6 -3.2   1
2006  2.1  1.9  2.1  0.3 -0.9 -7.6 -6.2-16.8 -8.4 -1.6  0.4  1.5 -2.8   1
2007  1.5  0.9 -0.9 -1.3 -4.4 -7.4-14.0 -5.7 -5.7 -2.6 -2.6  1.0 -3.4   1
2008  1.8  1.7 -0.3 -2.4 -4.7 -9.9 -7.4 -6.9 -0.9 -0.6  0.7  1.4 -2.3   1
      0.5  0.7 -0.2 -2.5 -6.1 -9.2-10.1 -9.2 -6.0 -3.2 -1.7 -0.3 -3.9
      0.6  0.8 -0.2 -2.6 -6.2 -9.4-10.2 -9.2 -6.1 -3.3 -1.7 -0.3 -4.0
 
For Country Code 701
 
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio     30954 Nov  3 23:21 ./Temps/Temps.701
-rw-rw-r--    1 chiefio  chiefio     30954 Nov  3 23:21 ./Temps/v2.meanC.701
 
Clean up / Delete intermediate files (Y/N)? y

Theses few don’t exactly match their neighbors in the number sequence. Suggestions welcomed. All just leave them as ‘singletons’ unless someone squawks.

In Conclusion

I see no way to reconcile the temperatures of the Antarctic with any supposed runaway greenhouse scenario. Heck, they look to me to more directly tied to where you put your thermometer.

The Antarctic temperature history is much more consistent with someone playing with the instruments, than with any warming trends.

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About E.M.Smith

A technical managerial sort interested in things from Stonehenge to computer science. My present "hot buttons' are the mythology of Climate Change and ancient metrology; but things change...
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12 Responses to GHCN – Antarctica, Ice On The Rocks

  1. pyromancer76 says:

    E.M. Smith, this absolutely is break-through research, like that of Anthony Watts and Steve McIntyre. Your work will make a huge difference in the support of AGW by scientists, at the very least. I hope you are spreading the word — how about those 160 physicists? (I know there is break-through research in atmospheric physics and statistics-computer models, too, but I am not able to judge. Love to read, though.)

    And the graphics are gorgeous; the colors emphasize the beauty of Earth, draw in the eye and the mind. Great choices. Well, there was one…..

  2. pyromancer76 says:

    Oh, and I am not rushing you, but I am looking forward to another financial analysis!

  3. Espen says:

    It’s been some time since I visited your site, and I’m very impressed by your recent work. Great! (Btw: One thing which makes sloppy measurements of Antarctica especially frustrating, is that those red “worse than we thought” grid cells get enlarged to ridiculous sizes in NASA’s equirectangular maps.)

  4. E.M.Smith says:

    @pyromancer76

    Tnanks for the compliments. Not sure I’m really in that league, though time will tell…

    And per “the one”… I thought about it quite a while, but just could not resist the opportunities for pun and parody. And the “beauty of the earth” comes in many forms. Besides, when your basic product is charts of numbers that would put an accountant to sleep, you do need to “punch it up” somehow from time to time!

    On Markets: Well, I called the ‘get out’ at exactly the right time in the ‘Brazil, Ministry of Stupidity’ posting and in an (unfortunately far too short) one line ‘daily note’ in the last full WSW posting. We’re getting close to a ‘reentry point’, but the signal needs to happen first… But yes, I’m hoping to get the ‘S.America overview, Asia Overview and maybe even a selected Atlantic Islands Look’ done today. That would only leave Europe to do. I really want to get this set done so I can get back to other stuff; but I can’t leave it half done and it can’t be done sloppy. Some I’m kind of stuck with what reality is. In cash, doing my homework, and trying to stay in time sync with both topics.

    But basically, we’re back at the Simple Moving Average stack and having an up market day. Could be the start of the ‘return to trend’ upward, or could just be waiting for a breakdown to a new lower trend. Given that The Fed is going to speak Real Soon Now, the most likely result will be a sideways market until then and the direction determined by Fed action. We’ll see… But you want to be “Early Out, Late In -ems” so it’s a time to be putting together that shopping list, but not doing much with it…

  5. vjones says:

    E.M. Smith,
    Your dedication here is amazing. This whole can of worms has intrigued me and bothered me to the point where I feel I can’t look at it anymore, and yet I keep coming back to it.

    Antarctica bothered me particularly. When you look at the spread of stations reporting climate data, a large proportion is on the warming West Antarctic Peninsula.

    The way GISS deals with the data just shows their whole attitude to climate and world temperature. This is how your data looks on a plot – the temperature data and the number of stations, but with Base Orcadas overlaid. Who he? Well just the whole foundation of the Antarctic record for the Southern Polar Zone from 1903 to 1944.

    The GISS Southern Polar Zone is 64S to the pole itself at 90S. The (GISS) temperature trend in this zone uses their ubiquitous anomalies and shows overall a warming rate for the region of 0.018⁰C per year, or 1.8⁰C per century.

    The trouble is, the earliest records in this zone start in 1946 with Rothera Point (a UK station on the West Antarctic Peninsula).
    Here’s what the overall GISS Zonal data looks like when plotted as an anomaly (differences from average of 1951-1980 base period). The Base Orcadas data is again overlaid. The last part of the figure shows it nicely. It is a plot of the data for the Zonal Mean subtracted from that of Base Orcadas. It shows just how little adjustment there is for the Base Orcadas data before it is used as the Zonal mean.

    And the worst part is that Base Orcadas is not even in the 64S-90S Zone – it is at 60S, in the South Orkney Islands. It is more than 1300km from Rothera Point. Rothera Point itself is more than 2500km from Amundsen-Scott Base at the South Pole. This is one big continent, and yet data from one station, barely altered, is used to represent the whole expanse for forty-three years.

    My other gripes with this? How can so many relatively warm areas be used? and was there no adjustment for altitude? A quick glance at the GISS stations used suggests about 40% of them come from the West Antarctic Peninsula, or its associated islands. Only a handful (Amundsen-Scott; Vostok; Byrd and a few others possibly) are not coastal. The others are close to the coast, or near the edge of the permanent ice in summer, so at least coastal in relative terms. And, by the way, the trends for Amundsen-Scott and Vostok are flat. If you plot the whole zone data from 1956 onwards, by which stage more stations have kicked in and there are twenty-five in total, the warming rate is halved.

    Never in the field of modelling was so much represented by so little for so long.

  6. E.M.Smith says:

    vjones
    E.M. Smith,
    Your dedication here is amazing.

    Thanks! Though in reality if they were just playing with their toys and making mud pies like this I wouldn’t care. But they want us to eat their mud pies… No, they insist, in fact they want to use the force of law to force us to eat their mud pies… And that just kind of pisses me off. To quote one of my more rural relatives:

    “They ought not ‘a done that.”…

    So the ‘dedication’ springs from their ardor in pushing their mud pie buffet on me.

    You made some excellent points on Antarctica. Nice graphs, too.
    Yes, that is how GIStemp works.

    It takes whatever it has, from wherever it has it, and spreads it to wherever it needs something. It does this brainlessly and mindlessly, over sequential “reaches” of 1000 km, 1000 km, 1000 km, 1200 km, and 1200 km (IIRC… there might be another one in there I’m forgetting.). Add that up, you get 5400 km. Now there are some limitations in some steps where it tries to keep the ‘reach’ restricted to ‘all it needs’, so you don’t see them all concatenated very often.

    But here in the Antarctic is a prime example; as you so aptly displayed. An island that isn’t even IN Antarctica is The Baseline for Antarctica…

    This whole can of worms has intrigued me and bothered me to the point where I feel I can’t look at it anymore, and yet I keep coming back to it.

    Train wrecks are like that.
    When it involves the entire world economy, even more so…

    How can so many relatively warm areas be used? and was there no adjustment for altitude?

    GIStemp takes whatever it has and uses it. Period. The reason to investigate the GHCN data and changes is precisely because it just uses what it gets shoved in the front. Change the GHCN content or definition, change GIStemp output. We saw that in California where they moved the thermometers to the beach: “115 Year Heat Record!!! ” despite it being one of the colder years in quite a while…

    It does toss out some records it doesn’t like. It does splice together loads of fragments. It does ‘make up missing pieces’ by ‘guessing’. But it does not apply what we would think of as normal rational selection. What it has, gets spread around, based on distance alone (and the distances it will ‘reach’ are hugh).

    Never in the field of modelling was so much represented by so little for so long.

    I just LOVE that line! It does kind of sum up the whole “GIStemp Way” …

  7. rob r says:

    The issue of Antarctic temperature trends has been addressed in great detail on Jeff Id’s website “The Air Vent” during the last 12 months. It has also been a common theme at Climateaudit.

    Id & friends have been carrying out an exceedingly thorough audit of a paper by Steig et al that claimed to detect a warming trend across the Antarctic continent.

    The upshot is that the Steig et al methods inadvertantly smeared a warming trend present in the Peninsula Region across a large part of the rest of the continent.

    So the Peninsula has probably warmed but most of the rest of the continent appears to exhibit a either no significant temp trend or a slight cooling trend since the 1960’s. (my interpretation anyway)

  8. E.M.Smith says:

    Hmm….

    The systematic geographic numbering of sites lets me break out parts of Antarctica from each other.

    Antarctica is “7”. This divides into 700 for all but one record, and 701 for “BASE ORCADAS” (the one ‘antarctic wannabe’).

    700 further divides into 700: 21, 73, 88, and 89 (with the most sites.)

    21: 4 locations: Harry, Theresa, Doug, Erin
    73: 7 locations: One is “Nansen Ice Sheet”, another is “Tourmaline Plateau”.
    88: 6 locations: Deception, Hope Bay, Adelaide, PETREL
    89: 99 locations: Everything from Belgrano_I to MCMURDO and SCOTT BASE

    It looks to me like those with negative longitudes and modestly high latitudes are mostly in the 700 89 21-37 block

    70089214000 Drescher -72.87 -19.03 34 0R -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA A 0
    70089250800 Limbert -75.40 -59.90 40 0R -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA A 0
    70089251000 King_Sejong -62.20 -58.70 11 0R -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA A 0
    70089261000 Racer_Rock -64.10 -61.60 17 0R -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA A 0
    70089262000 Larsen_Ice_Shelf -66.90 -60.90 17 0R -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA A 0
    70089264000 Uranus_Glacier -71.40 -68.90 780 0R -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA A 0
    70089266000 Butler_Island -72.20 -60.20 91 0R -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA A 0
    70089269000 Bonapart_Point -64.80 -64.10 8 0R -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA A 0
    70089284000 SIPLE -75.93 -84.25 1054 0R -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA A 0
    70089324000 Byrd -80.00 -119.40 1530 0R -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA A 0
    70089327000 Mount_Siple -73.20 -127.10 30 0R -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA A 0
    70089332000 Elizabeth -82.60 -137.10 549 0R -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA A 0
    70089370800 Pegasus_South -78.00 166.60 5 0R -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA A 0
    70089371000 Scott_Island -67.40 -180.00 30 0R -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA A 0
    70089376000 Gill -80.00 -178.60 30 0R -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA A 0
    70089377000 Lettau -82.50 -174.40 55 0R -9FLICCO 1x-9ANTARCTICA A 0

    If I’ve got that right, I can make charts of the two regions separately to see what the raw data show

    Watch for them to appear as an update to the article…

  9. vjones says:

    Very useful update – great to have all those regions separated. Thank you. I’ll have a go at the numbers later.

    Re S. Orkney … and the tip of South Africa. I think you mean S. America. I agree.

    REPLY: “Yeah, pushing midnight after a long marathon ‘continent every 4 hours’ event. I guess one transposition is a pretty good rate…. Fixed, and thanks. Glad you like the break out by region. Happy computing! -ems”

  10. Doug Jones says:

    Ed, great work, but you have an error in your discussion of dB- decibels are a logarithmic ratio, defined as y= 20 log10(x1/x2). Thus, a 100:1 ratio in values is only 40 dB, 1000:1 is 60 dB. GIS temp is only claiming a ratio in the range 40 to 60 dB, not 100 dB.

    In a probe card analyzer in the 1990s, I managed to read leakage currents with 4 picoamp resolution under 20,000 pA noise in the form of 60 Hz AC line pickup… but the 60 Hz noise was very cooperative in being very repeatable, so I could sample repeatedly for a full 1/60 second cycle and subtract the narrowband signal. Thus I achieved about 54 dB of attenuation under fairly ideal conditions.

    I still doubt that GIS can pull any real signal out of such a mass of nonperiodic noise.

    REPLY: [ It’s a metaphor, not an engineering description… I chose to ignore the log nature of DB for simplicity. BTW, it’s a log function because we perceive it as linear levels of sound. For the average person, comparing their perception as linear with GIStemp as linear is the better metaphor. -E.M.Smith ]

  11. Doug Jones says:

    Correction, 40 picoamps- lost a zero there.

  12. VJones says:

    E.M.,
    Jeff Id’s post, which I see you also read, inspired me to look at what I’d already done on Antarctica from your work here, and it deserves expansion. I think there is now an opportunity to do that, so I have sent you the file, with ideas.

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