GHCN- Europe Goes Mediterranean

GHCN - European Mediterranean Migration

GHCN - European Mediterranean Migration

Orginal image.

The European Thermometers are abandoning the Boreal, Continental, and Atlantic zones (or perhaps, the Steppic), and headed for the Mediterranean Beaches. (Who’ wouldn’t!) But hanging in there in the Arctic and Alpine. Maybe they like to ski and swim, but not farm?

UPDATE 11/3/2009: I’ve added an “experimental” by Altitude chart at the bottom.

Europe, the Temperature History in GHCN

We start with one thermometer in the 1709 decade ending. There is the typical spread to other latitudes, reaching good coverage about 1900. There is a bit of wobble in the WWI and WWII interval, though surprisingly little, then the migration to the “below 45 N” group of bands begins in ernest.

This is the usual South Pole on the left, North Pole on the right.

What does Europe look like? The decade changes by latitude look like this:

[chiefio@tubularbells Lats]$ cat Therm.by.lat6.Dec.LAT 
       Year SP  35    40    45    50    55    60    65    70    75   -NP
DecPct: 1709   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1719   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1729   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1739   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0  95.2   4.8   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1749   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0  60.6  39.4   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1759   0.0   0.0   0.0  27.5  26.2  33.8  12.5   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1769   0.0   0.0   0.0  34.0  32.7  25.9   7.5   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1779   0.0   0.0   0.0  36.4  36.8  20.1   6.7   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1789   0.0   0.0   1.3  47.4  28.1  17.4   5.8   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1799   0.0   2.8   0.0  49.5  28.9  15.7   3.1   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1809   0.0   2.5   1.5  48.0  23.8  17.2   4.9   2.2   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1819   0.0   1.8   5.8  44.5  24.5  14.7   6.4   2.4   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1829   0.0   1.2   5.1  39.6  30.8  14.3   6.5   2.4   0.1   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1839   0.0   1.0   5.4  33.1  38.2  14.0   6.4   1.8   0.2   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1849   0.3   1.1   8.4  31.5  35.9  15.7   5.7   0.4   1.1   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1859   0.0   3.1   9.7  32.0  35.1  13.4   4.3   1.0   1.4   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1869   1.3   5.8  11.0  27.5  31.1  14.3   5.6   2.7   0.9   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1879   1.8   7.3  12.7  24.9  24.8  15.4   7.2   5.1   0.7   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1889   3.0   5.7  14.0  25.2  23.1  16.1   7.7   4.3   0.9   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1899   2.6   5.0  14.5  24.5  24.6  16.9   7.6   3.6   0.8   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1909   2.9   6.9  12.0  23.6  24.6  17.4   7.9   3.6   1.1   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1919   2.1   5.9  11.4  24.2  24.9  15.6   9.2   4.9   1.1   0.6 100.0
DecPct: 1929   2.5   5.9  12.2  23.3  24.9  14.9   8.5   5.7   1.5   0.7 100.0
DecPct: 1939   2.4   6.5  13.5  21.7  23.1  15.7  10.3   5.0   1.2   0.6 100.0
DecPct: 1949   1.8   7.2  15.3  21.7  21.7  15.8  10.5   4.5   1.1   0.4 100.0
DecPct: 1959   3.0   9.5  16.9  23.3  25.2  10.0   8.0   3.2   0.8   0.2 100.0
DecPct: 1969   2.5  18.2  19.9  19.5  21.5   8.1   6.8   2.7   0.6   0.2 100.0
DecPct: 1979   2.5  21.6  21.8  18.8  18.6   7.2   6.4   2.2   0.6   0.2 100.0
DecPct: 1989   2.0  22.0  19.6  19.6  19.3   7.8   6.4   2.4   0.6   0.2 100.0
DecPct: 1999   3.5  20.4  18.6  20.6  17.6   7.5   7.3   3.1   1.0   0.3 100.0
DecPct: 2009   3.1  18.5  16.8  21.9  19.8   7.2   7.8   3.4   1.0   0.3 100.0
 
For COUNTRY CODE: 6
[chiefio@tubularbells Lats]$ 
 

A very striking example of The March Of The Thermometers.

This trend by definition must span multiple countries, multiple geographies, multiple climate zones, and multiple governmental agencies (especially given the many decades involved and the somewhat ‘fluid’ nature of governments in Europe… I see no particular moment in time nor latitude on which to focus. This, as they say, will take some pondering. You can ponder too…

The Country 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.

[chiefio@tubularbells Temps]$ cat Temps.6.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
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
1880 -0.6  2.2  4.7  8.4 11.7 15.5 18.4 18.0 15.4  8.7  5.0  2.7  9.2 178
1881 -2.3  0.0  3.2  6.8 12.2 15.7 19.0 17.7 13.8  7.9  5.8  1.7  8.5 189
1882  2.3  2.0  5.8  7.9 12.8 15.9 18.9 18.1 14.6  9.6  4.7  1.0  9.5 196
1883 -0.4  1.4  1.0  7.4 12.8 16.7 18.4 17.7 14.7  9.8  5.8  1.7  8.9 198
1884  1.6  2.4  4.1  6.7 12.1 15.2 18.5 17.6 14.3  9.4  3.6  2.0  9.0 203
1885 -1.3  2.7  3.5  7.9 11.4 16.2 18.9 16.6 13.7  8.6  4.1  1.1  8.6 206
1886 -0.6 -1.2  2.0  8.0 12.3 15.6 17.9 17.7 14.6  9.8  5.5  1.9  8.6 210
1887 -0.2  0.4  2.7  7.1 12.1 16.1 19.0 17.6 14.6  7.8  4.4  0.6  8.5 213
1888 -1.4 -1.9  1.2  6.9 12.3 15.7 17.1 16.9 14.2  8.9  3.9  0.7  7.9 215
1889 -1.3 -0.5  1.5  7.4 14.5 17.4 18.3 17.5 13.4 10.2  5.1  0.0  8.6 217
1890  1.5 -0.1  4.4  8.3 13.4 15.8 17.9 18.3 14.5  8.9  4.3 -1.9  8.8 214
1891 -3.5 -0.2  2.7  6.4 12.5 16.0 18.6 16.9 14.2  9.8  2.8  1.7  8.2 223
1892 -2.3  0.0  1.5  7.0 12.5 16.3 17.6 17.9 14.9  8.5  4.1 -1.5  8.0 227
1893 -5.9 -1.5  3.3  7.1 12.2 16.3 18.5 18.1 13.5 10.2  3.6  1.0  8.0 227
1894 -1.7  0.9  3.7  8.7 12.3 15.7 18.8 17.8 12.5  8.7  4.7  0.6  8.6 225
1895 -1.7 -3.4  1.9  7.4 12.8 16.6 18.6 17.7 14.9  9.3  5.1  0.0  8.3 228
1896 -2.1 -0.5  3.5  6.3 12.1 17.1 18.9 17.6 14.5 10.0  2.5  0.1  8.3 233
1897 -2.0  0.1  3.5  8.1 13.4 17.2 19.2 18.6 14.5  9.2  3.3  0.0  8.8 232
1898  0.9 -0.1  1.2  7.0 12.7 16.0 18.2 18.5 14.5  9.1  5.4  2.2  8.8 225
1899  1.1  0.7  2.0  8.0 12.3 15.7 19.3 17.7 14.7  9.6  5.8 -1.6  8.8 229
1900 -0.8  0.2  1.3  7.0 11.9 16.3 19.0 18.2 14.1 10.2  4.6  2.1  8.7 233
1901 -1.7 -1.9  2.8  8.2 12.8 17.7 19.6 18.4 14.2  9.6  3.0  0.5  8.6 215
1902  0.4 -0.3  2.5  6.6 10.7 15.9 17.4 17.1 13.3  8.0  2.2 -1.5  7.7 217
1903 -0.8  2.1  4.2  7.4 12.8 16.3 18.1 17.3 14.1  8.7  4.5  0.5  8.8 218
1904 -1.0  0.6  1.8  7.6 11.9 15.8 18.5 17.8 13.4  9.7  3.3  0.6  8.3 215
1905 -2.5  0.0  3.0  6.9 13.1 17.3 19.2 18.1 14.3  8.0  4.9  1.3  8.6 215
1906  0.0 -0.2  3.0  8.2 13.9 16.8 18.9 17.5 13.3  9.3  5.4  0.0  8.8 215
1907 -2.7 -1.7  1.9  6.5 12.5 16.2 17.7 16.9 13.7 10.7  2.8 -0.5  7.8 213
1908 -1.6  0.3  1.3  6.3 12.7 16.7 18.4 17.3 13.9  9.0  2.1 -0.5  8.0 206
1909 -1.8 -2.4  1.5  6.9 11.6 15.5 17.8 18.0 15.2 10.9  3.5  1.6  8.2 204
1910  0.0  1.6  3.3  7.9 12.9 16.9 18.1 17.3 13.7  8.8  3.3  2.0  8.8 206
1911 -1.8 -2.9  2.0  6.9 13.3 15.9 19.0 19.1 14.3  8.7  5.4  1.7  8.5 205
1912 -3.0 -1.0  4.2  6.4 11.5 16.9 17.8 16.8 12.3  6.6  3.1  1.6  7.8 208
1913 -1.5 -1.4  3.7  8.2 11.6 15.3 17.6 17.8 14.2  8.5  5.6  1.1  8.4 210
1914 -2.5  1.7  3.5  7.7 12.1 16.2 19.1 17.3 13.0  8.0  2.2  1.3  8.3 213
1915 -0.1 -0.3  0.4  7.0 12.0 16.0 18.6 16.7 12.9  7.5  2.5 -0.3  7.7 212
1916  0.7  0.1  1.7  7.4 11.8 15.3 18.3 16.8 12.5  8.3  4.8  0.5  8.2 203
1917 -2.6 -4.6 -0.3  6.1 11.4 17.4 18.1 18.4 14.5  8.7  5.0 -1.1  7.6 203
1918 -1.4 -0.2  2.0  7.6 11.4 14.8 17.8 16.7 14.1 10.0  3.9  1.1  8.1 199
1919 -0.8 -1.8  0.9  6.8 10.9 15.9 17.4 16.8 14.8  8.2  1.2 -0.3  7.5 195
1920 -0.6 -0.5  4.3  8.8 13.7 15.7 18.5 17.5 14.0  6.8  2.2 -0.5  8.3 198
1921  0.3 -1.5  3.7  8.4 14.0 16.2 18.4 17.8 13.3  9.0  1.6 -0.3  8.4 207
1922 -2.4 -1.7  2.5  6.2 12.8 16.0 18.2 17.0 12.8  7.2  3.3  0.4  7.7 209
1923  0.0 -1.9  2.7  5.3 12.1 14.4 18.4 16.4 14.2 10.1  4.8 -0.2  8.0 212
1924 -3.0 -2.9  0.6  6.0 13.0 16.5 17.9 17.3 15.0  9.2  3.7  0.3  7.8 214
1925  0.5  1.6  1.7  7.3 12.9 15.3 19.0 17.8 13.1  8.0  2.9 -0.8  8.3 217
1926 -1.7  0.0  2.1  7.5 12.0 16.0 18.2 16.9 14.1  8.1  5.9 -0.3  8.2 230
1927 -2.3 -1.6  3.0  7.0 11.6 16.4 19.3 18.8 14.4  9.1  3.2 -2.8  8.0 229
1928 -1.2 -1.6  0.4  7.1 11.7 15.0 18.9 17.4 14.1  8.5  5.2 -0.3  7.9 229
1929 -4.0 -7.5  0.1  4.2 13.5 15.7 18.6 19.2 14.2 10.3  5.3  1.4  7.6 238
1930  0.6 -1.5  3.3  8.1 12.8 16.5 18.8 19.1 13.9  9.6  5.2 -0.3  8.8 241
1931 -2.3 -3.1  0.8  6.1 13.4 16.3 19.8 17.9 12.9  8.6  3.7 -0.6  7.8 225
1932  0.2 -3.6  0.1  6.9 12.8 16.2 19.0 19.1 14.9  9.6  3.9  1.6  8.4 228
1933 -3.6 -2.3  1.6  6.3 11.5 15.6 19.3 17.7 14.1  9.0  3.3 -3.3  7.4 229
1934 -1.2 -0.7  2.6  7.6 13.6 16.0 19.5 18.0 15.0  9.9  4.8  0.6  8.8 231
1935 -3.3 -0.2  1.5  7.1 11.1 16.8 17.9 18.0 14.2 10.2  3.3  0.7  8.1 217
1936 -0.2 -3.7  2.0  6.6 12.4 17.3 20.1 18.4 13.1  7.0  4.1  0.8  8.2 229
1937 -3.6 -1.8  1.8  7.8 13.1 16.6 19.2 18.9 15.4  9.3  4.0 -1.0  8.3 227
1938 -1.8 -0.8  2.9  6.3 11.8 16.5 20.4 19.5 15.2  9.8  5.4 -2.2  8.6 225
1939 -1.8 -0.1  0.7  6.7 12.1 16.9 19.1 18.7 12.9  6.9  4.0 -1.1  7.9 226
1940 -7.4 -4.5 -0.4  6.4 12.0 16.5 18.7 18.1 14.0  7.6  4.8 -1.8  7.0 236
1941 -5.5 -1.8  0.2  5.8 10.3 15.4 19.7 17.3 13.1  7.3  1.4 -2.5  6.7 245
1942 -7.2 -4.3 -1.6  5.8 11.7 15.8 17.7 17.5 13.9  9.2  2.4  0.1  6.8 233
1943 -3.6  0.0  2.2  7.9 12.4 16.2 18.4 18.1 13.9  9.6  3.9  0.7  8.3 236
1944  0.0 -0.5  2.0  6.6 11.7 15.6 18.5 18.0 14.4  9.1  3.6 -1.0  8.2 247
1945 -4.1 -2.0  1.2  6.7 11.5 16.0 18.8 18.4 13.8  7.7  2.7 -2.5  7.3 243
1946 -2.6 -1.5  1.3  7.5 12.6 17.2 19.1 18.8 15.0  6.5  3.2 -1.5  8.0 252
1947 -4.7 -5.3  1.3  7.7 12.4 17.4 19.2 18.3 14.6  7.7  4.0  0.6  7.8 253
1948 -0.4 -1.8  1.3  7.4 13.7 17.3 17.7 17.9 13.7  8.5  3.3 -1.0  8.1 253
1949 -0.3 -0.9  0.7  7.1 13.2 16.1 18.4 17.6 14.8  9.0  4.8  1.2  8.5 293
1950 -5.7 -0.8  2.7  8.9 13.0 16.4 18.1 17.5 14.5  8.7  4.1  0.2  8.1 305
1951 -1.0 -0.4  2.5  8.9 12.0 16.8 18.8 19.5 15.6  8.2  5.1  2.0  9.0 524
1952  0.2  0.0  0.7  9.0 12.3 16.8 19.6 19.4 14.3  9.6  3.9  0.9  8.9 561
1953 -0.9 -1.5  2.8  8.6 13.1 17.7 19.6 18.9 14.7 10.4  3.7  1.3  9.0 569
1954 -3.9 -4.7  3.5  6.6 13.2 17.9 18.9 18.6 15.5 10.2  5.0  2.9  8.6 576
1955  0.4  0.2  1.6  6.9 12.3 16.3 19.4 18.8 15.5 10.5  4.1  0.2  8.8 588
1956 -0.7 -6.5  1.6  7.0 12.8 16.9 18.3 17.9 14.3  9.3  2.2  1.0  7.8 580
1957 -0.5  2.6  3.2  8.4 12.4 17.4 19.7 18.7 14.9 10.1  5.1  1.0  9.4 582
1958 -0.6  1.0  0.9  6.6 14.0 16.1 18.8 18.6 14.6 10.2  5.3  1.1  8.9 584
1959  0.1  0.0  4.8  8.7 13.2 17.1 20.5 18.9 13.6  8.7  4.1  0.9  9.2 593
1960 -0.8 -0.5  2.9  8.1 13.6 17.8 19.2 18.4 14.1 10.1  5.9  3.4  9.3 598
1961  0.2  2.9  5.7  9.9 13.3 18.3 19.3 19.1 15.8 11.6  6.1  1.3 10.3 711
1962  1.5  0.8  2.5  9.5 13.2 16.5 19.0 19.3 15.5 11.3  6.7  0.3  9.7 721
1963 -3.2 -1.1  1.6  8.6 14.2 17.2 20.2 19.6 16.4 11.1  7.3  0.3  9.4 748
1964 -1.3  0.0  2.8  8.7 13.6 18.5 19.9 18.5 15.5 11.0  5.9  2.4  9.6 773
1965  0.5 -1.1  3.8  7.7 12.6 17.8 19.1 18.6 15.9 10.1  4.3  3.1  9.4 800
1966 -0.2  2.3  4.4  9.7 13.9 17.9 20.0 19.5 15.4 12.3  6.5  1.9 10.3 807
1967 -1.2  0.2  5.0  8.8 14.0 16.8 20.1 19.9 16.2 12.3  6.6  1.0 10.0 813
1968 -1.9  0.9  4.5 10.0 14.1 17.9 19.3 18.8 15.8 10.7  6.2  1.4  9.8 810
1969 -1.5 -1.0  2.6  8.1 14.1 17.3 19.4 19.6 15.9 11.1  6.6  0.4  9.4 809
1970  0.2  0.5  4.2  9.3 13.3 18.1 20.1 19.3 15.8 10.3  6.5  1.4  9.9 798
1971  1.8  1.2  3.2  8.7 14.4 16.9 20.1 20.0 15.7 10.3  5.7  2.6 10.0 773
1972 -2.1  1.0  4.8  9.9 13.5 18.0 20.8 19.8 15.1 10.5  6.1  2.7 10.0 776
1973  0.2  2.7  4.4  8.6 14.2 17.7 20.1 19.5 15.8 10.7  4.4  1.4 10.0 791
1974  0.4  3.1  5.9  8.3 13.1 17.4 19.5 19.6 16.0 11.1  6.3  3.5 10.3 791
1975  2.3  1.5  5.6 10.1 14.4 17.7 20.5 19.8 17.1 10.6  5.1  1.7 10.5 809
1976 -0.2 -0.5  3.0  9.0 13.6 17.4 19.7 18.4 14.8 10.3  6.3  2.0  9.5 798
1977 -0.1  3.4  5.8  8.9 14.1 17.4 19.7 19.1 15.0 10.4  7.1  1.5 10.2 799
1978  0.6  1.1  5.7  8.3 13.3 16.9 19.3 18.5 15.2 11.2  5.6  0.9  9.7 803
1979 -0.7  1.2  5.5  8.2 14.5 18.5 19.1 19.5 16.2 10.7  6.2  3.2 10.2 781
1980 -1.4  1.1  3.2  8.4 12.6 17.7 19.6 19.3 15.8 11.0  5.6  2.3  9.6 779
1981  0.3  1.1  5.0  8.2 13.3 18.3 20.2 19.6 16.4 12.1  5.2  2.1 10.1 750
1982 -0.7 -0.4  3.9  8.7 13.8 17.2 19.8 19.4 17.0 10.9  5.7  2.9  9.8 669
1983  1.2  0.0  4.5 10.2 14.6 17.2 20.9 19.2 16.1 10.7  5.1  2.0 10.1 657
1984  1.4  0.6  3.6  8.6 14.2 17.1 19.6 18.5 16.1 11.7  5.6  0.5  9.8 657
1985 -2.5 -3.3  2.7  9.1 14.7 17.1 19.4 20.4 15.6 10.3  5.1  1.7  9.2 656
1986  0.5 -2.0  4.0  9.9 13.9 18.2 20.1 20.1 15.4 10.8  5.2  0.4  9.7 652
1987 -3.4  0.8  0.5  8.1 13.0 17.4 20.1 18.4 16.0 10.5  5.1  1.6  9.0 647
1988  1.2  1.2  3.7  8.5 14.3 17.9 20.9 19.7 15.7 10.5  2.6  1.5  9.8 637
1989  0.8  2.7  6.7 10.6 14.3 17.8 20.3 20.0 16.1 10.9  4.9  1.8 10.6 634
1990  1.0  4.5  7.0  9.6 14.3 17.6 20.4 20.1 15.6 12.4  7.5  3.5 11.1 571
1991  1.6  0.1  5.9  8.8 11.8 16.2 19.8 19.2 16.5 10.5  6.1  1.5  9.8 328
1992  1.5  2.4  5.6  9.0 14.4 17.7 19.5 20.8 15.9 10.0  6.5  2.5 10.5 328
1993  2.4  1.9  4.9  9.5 14.4 17.2 18.9 18.9 14.8 10.8  4.4  3.7 10.2 298
1994  3.2  1.5  6.6 10.2 13.7 17.3 21.2 19.9 16.7 11.2  7.1  3.9 11.0 286
1995  2.4  5.3  5.3  9.2 14.4 17.6 20.6 19.6 15.5 12.9  5.0  1.9 10.8 250
1996  1.4  0.9  3.6  9.0 13.6 17.6 19.2 19.4 14.1 11.0  7.2  2.2  9.9 286
1997  1.0  3.2  6.0  7.8 13.9 17.4 19.5 20.0 15.7 10.9  6.8  3.5 10.5 281
1998  2.8  3.6  5.0  9.6 13.8 18.1 19.9 19.5 16.0 11.3  4.8  2.3 10.6 275
1999  2.5  2.2  6.0 10.2 14.1 18.2 20.7 19.5 17.0 11.8  5.9  3.5 11.0 271
2000  1.0  3.7  5.4 10.7 14.7 18.1 19.3 20.0 15.9 12.1  7.8  4.3 11.1 268
2001  3.1  2.4  6.0  9.3 14.1 17.3 20.5 20.1 15.3 13.0  5.6  0.5 10.6 274
2002  1.9  5.1  6.9  9.6 14.4 18.2 20.6 19.9 15.4 10.5  7.1  1.7 10.9 272
2003  1.2  0.7  5.3  9.0 15.2 19.1 21.0 21.3 16.0 10.2  7.4  3.3 10.8 267
2004  1.1  2.5  5.6  9.7 13.2 17.5 19.8 20.0 16.3 12.1  6.0  3.4 10.6 270
2005  2.7  0.8  4.3  9.9 14.2 17.9 20.6 19.4 16.5 11.9  6.2  2.7 10.6 305
2006 -0.4  0.6  3.4  9.5 13.9 18.4 21.4 19.6 17.2 12.5  7.1  4.5 10.6 302
2007  3.9  2.5  6.7 10.3 14.9 18.6 20.1 20.0 15.4 11.4  5.4  3.0 11.0 303
2008  2.8  4.0  6.2 10.0 14.2 18.1 20.1 20.0 15.6 11.7  7.0  3.0 11.1 334
     -0.5  0.1  3.5  8.4 13.3 17.2 19.5 18.9 15.2 10.2  5.1  1.3  9.3
     -0.7 -0.1  3.1  8.0 13.0 16.8 19.2 18.5 14.8  9.8  4.7  1.0  9.0
 
For Country Code 6
[chiefio@tubularbells Temps]$ 

Well, that’s a little bit more helpful. There is a bit of a step function in the 1960 era. We see the (now) typical 1990 +/- thermometer deletions, a one year drop out in 1995 (was there some war or governmental collapse then?), followed by the (also ever more familiar) addition of a few in the 2008 range. Anyone want to lay odds that the “adds” are more on the warm side and not up in the snowy mountains?

The December, January, February, March months get a significant ‘lift’ from those changes. Somehow the winters are warmed; but July and August stay flat. It must be a move to ocean moderation, but from where and to where? Digging through 300 thermometer records is not something that can be done on a web page. It will also take more time than I have tonight; so that particular mystery will have to wait. But we can put up a nice “Dig Here!” sign…

In Conclusion

We have an extreme and prolonged example of thermometer migration over time. I’m at a loss to imagine why. All the countries are fairly densely populated. They all have decent science institutions. And I’d expect them all to have a well instrumented weather system. Perhaps it is just a GHCN thing, or perhaps not. There is a large, but somewhat low urgency, “dig here”.

I suspect it has something to do with the “European Russia” part, country code 638. Perhaps it was Hadley losing their data… If we look at the temperatures without European Russia it is flatter, but not by much.

Look at ./Temps/Temps.6.minus638.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
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
1880 -0.1  2.8  5.2  8.7 11.7 15.5 18.4 18.0 15.6  9.1  5.4  3.2  9.5 169
1881 -1.3  1.1  4.2  7.3 12.3 15.7 19.0 17.8 14.2  8.3  6.7  2.7  9.0 173
1882  2.9  3.0  6.7  8.6 12.8 15.8 18.6 17.8 14.7 10.4  5.5  2.2  9.9 179
1883  1.1  2.7  1.8  7.8 12.6 16.4 18.1 17.8 14.9 10.3  6.4  2.4  9.4 180
1884  2.9  3.6  5.4  7.4 12.5 14.9 18.4 17.9 14.9  9.7  4.2  2.8  9.6 185
1885 -0.1  3.7  4.3  8.5 11.3 16.2 18.5 16.7 14.1  9.0  5.2  1.9  9.1 187
1886  0.5  0.1  2.9  8.5 12.3 15.5 17.8 17.7 15.1 10.6  6.2  2.3  9.1 190
1887  0.6  1.2  3.6  7.5 11.9 16.3 18.9 17.5 14.5  8.1  5.0  1.3  8.9 192
1888 -0.2 -0.9  2.2  7.0 12.3 15.8 16.8 16.8 14.5  9.2  4.7  2.4  8.4 193
1889  0.0  0.3  2.5  7.6 14.4 17.6 18.1 17.4 13.6 10.5  5.8  0.8  9.1 194
1890  2.8  0.6  4.9  8.5 13.5 15.5 17.4 18.1 14.6  9.3  5.3 -1.0  9.1 193
1891 -1.7  0.9  3.4  6.8 12.5 15.9 18.3 17.0 14.8 10.7  4.4  2.7  8.8 196
1892 -0.3  1.4  2.7  8.0 12.6 16.3 17.4 18.1 15.2  9.3  5.2  0.1  8.8 198
1893 -3.8  0.8  4.7  8.3 12.6 16.3 18.3 18.2 13.9 10.8  4.6  2.3  8.9 198
1894 -0.4  2.1  5.1  9.5 12.1 15.7 18.9 17.6 13.2  9.7  5.9  2.0  9.3 197
1895 -0.4 -1.8  3.0  8.4 13.0 16.4 18.5 17.9 15.7  9.6  6.3  1.6  9.0 200
1896 -0.1  1.5  5.1  7.2 12.3 17.0 18.8 17.3 14.9 10.2  3.8  1.8  9.2 203
1897 -0.4  2.1  5.1  8.6 12.7 17.1 19.0 18.6 14.7  9.8  4.6  1.8  9.5 203
1898  2.4  1.7  3.0  8.0 12.4 15.9 17.6 18.4 15.0 10.5  6.3  3.4  9.6 197
1899  2.3  2.7  3.6  8.4 12.4 15.8 19.0 18.1 14.8 10.2  6.7  0.0  9.5 199
1900  1.3  1.8  2.4  7.8 12.0 16.6 19.0 18.0 14.8 10.7  5.9  3.5  9.5 203
1901 -0.5 -0.8  3.8  8.5 12.9 17.1 19.6 18.2 14.8 10.4  4.2  2.3  9.2 184
1902  2.3  1.1  3.9  7.6 10.5 15.6 17.1 17.0 13.9  9.2  3.9  0.3  8.5 186
1903  0.6  3.5  5.4  7.2 12.8 15.7 17.6 17.1 14.6  9.7  5.5  1.8  9.3 186
1904  0.5  1.9  3.2  8.4 12.2 16.0 18.7 17.8 13.8 10.3  4.2  2.3  9.1 184
1905 -0.7  1.2  4.5  7.3 12.8 17.1 19.3 18.1 14.7  8.0  5.6  2.6  9.2 184
1906  1.5  1.3  3.9  8.4 13.1 16.4 18.4 17.7 14.1 10.2  6.8  1.0  9.4 185
1907 -0.4 -0.2  3.0  6.9 12.9 15.8 17.0 17.0 14.2 11.6  4.7  1.8  8.7 181
1908  0.4  2.1  3.1  6.9 13.4 16.6 18.2 17.2 14.2 10.2  3.6  1.2  8.9 175
1909 -0.2 -0.7  2.8  7.8 11.9 15.3 17.4 17.9 14.9 11.4  4.2  2.8  8.8 174
1910  1.4  3.3  4.5  8.0 12.7 16.7 17.4 17.4 13.9  9.9  4.1  3.3  9.4 175
1911  0.0 -0.3  3.6  7.6 13.5 15.7 19.0 19.3 15.0  9.7  6.1  3.2  9.4 174
1912 -0.8  1.5  5.5  7.3 11.8 16.3 18.0 16.4 12.3  8.0  4.1  3.3  8.6 175
1913  0.3  1.0  5.1  8.4 12.2 15.5 17.1 17.3 14.6  9.9  6.8  2.5  9.2 176
1914 -0.7  3.1  4.8  9.0 12.0 15.8 18.7 17.7 13.7  9.2  3.9  2.8  9.2 176
1915  1.3  1.3  2.3  7.6 12.4 16.3 18.0 17.0 13.4  8.7  3.9  2.5  8.7 173
1916  2.9  1.7  3.7  8.2 12.5 15.1 18.0 17.2 13.3  9.5  6.1  2.5  9.2 168
1917 -0.5 -1.6  1.8  6.2 12.4 17.3 18.0 18.3 15.1  9.2  6.1  0.1  8.5 167
1918  0.5  1.9  3.9  8.3 12.7 14.7 17.9 17.3 14.4 10.4  5.1  3.2  9.2 164
1919  1.5  0.5  3.2  7.3 11.6 15.6 16.8 17.0 15.1  8.5  2.7  1.5  8.4 162
1920  1.5  1.8  5.6  9.1 13.6 15.6 18.0 17.0 14.3  8.5  3.8  1.4  9.2 165
1921  2.8  0.8  5.1  8.5 13.5 15.5 18.6 17.9 14.0 10.5  3.0  1.8  9.3 174
1922 -0.6  0.4  4.1  6.7 12.9 15.8 17.5 17.1 13.1  8.2  4.2  2.1  8.5 175
1923  1.6  0.7  4.5  6.6 12.2 13.8 18.5 16.7 14.3 10.8  5.4  1.0  8.8 178
1924 -1.1 -0.8  2.1  6.7 13.2 16.3 17.9 17.0 15.2 10.2  4.8  2.3  8.6 180
1925  2.2  3.2  3.0  8.0 13.1 15.4 18.8 17.8 13.5  9.3  4.3  0.6  9.1 181
1926  0.6  2.7  3.9  9.0 12.2 15.8 18.6 17.5 15.0  9.4  7.1  1.6  9.4 193
1927  0.7  0.5  5.3  8.0 12.1 16.3 19.2 18.7 15.1 10.4  5.0 -0.5  9.2 189
1928  0.8  1.1  2.7  8.4 11.8 15.2 19.2 17.9 14.8  9.8  6.7  1.3  9.1 187
1929 -1.8 -4.3  2.7  5.9 13.7 15.9 18.6 19.0 15.3 11.0  6.6  3.8  8.9 195
1930  2.3  1.0  4.9  9.1 12.9 17.3 18.7 18.8 15.1 10.8  6.7  2.2 10.0 198
1931  0.5  0.0  2.6  7.0 13.5 16.4 19.1 17.7 13.3  9.6  5.7  1.5  8.9 183
1932  1.9 -0.5  2.3  7.5 12.8 16.0 18.9 19.0 15.6 10.7  5.6  3.1  9.4 183
1933 -0.8  0.5  3.9  7.0 12.1 15.6 18.8 18.3 14.7 10.1  5.1 -0.5  8.7 184
1934  0.9  1.4  4.6  8.7 13.4 16.4 19.2 18.1 15.8 10.8  5.9  3.5  9.9 186
1935 -0.9  1.4  3.2  7.7 11.3 16.7 18.1 18.0 14.7 10.7  5.2  2.5  9.0 173
1936  2.1 -0.1  4.4  7.5 12.7 16.4 19.3 18.0 13.9  8.3  5.3  2.1  9.2 180
1937 -0.9  0.6  3.4  8.3 13.8 16.4 18.9 18.7 15.6 10.4  5.3  1.3  9.3 178
1938  0.7  1.4  5.0  7.0 11.7 16.4 19.2 19.0 15.1 10.9  6.9  0.9  9.5 176
1939  1.3  2.5  2.6  8.2 12.4 16.5 18.6 18.8 14.5  8.7  5.6  0.9  9.2 177
1940 -3.3 -1.2  2.1  7.4 12.4 16.6 18.0 17.3 14.2  9.5  6.4  0.4  8.3 188
1941 -2.3  0.9  2.9  7.2 11.0 16.0 19.2 17.1 14.2  8.9  4.0  1.1  8.3 198
1942 -3.6 -1.6  1.5  7.2 11.8 15.6 17.6 18.0 15.0 10.6  4.6  2.6  8.3 193
1943 -0.1  2.4  4.3  8.8 12.3 15.9 17.9 18.3 14.9 11.2  5.5  2.7  9.5 198
1944  1.8  1.2  3.4  7.9 11.7 15.6 18.5 18.6 14.7 10.2  5.4  1.4  9.2 200
1945 -1.8  1.3  4.0  8.3 12.9 16.2 18.9 18.3 14.8  9.7  5.0  1.2  9.1 194
1946 -0.2  1.4  3.6  9.0 13.1 16.6 19.2 18.7 15.9  8.4  5.2  0.5  9.3 202
1947 -2.2 -2.2  3.5  8.9 13.4 17.4 19.4 18.8 15.4  9.1  5.6  2.5  9.1 203
1948  2.2  0.8  4.0  8.6 13.2 16.2 17.7 17.9 14.5  9.8  5.0  1.0  9.2 204
1949  1.2  1.5  2.5  8.1 13.0 15.9 18.6 17.8 15.8 10.6  6.6  3.2  9.6 243
1950 -1.7  1.7  4.6  8.9 13.3 16.7 18.6 18.0 14.9  9.6  5.6  1.7  9.3 255
1951  1.2  2.0  4.0  9.1 12.6 16.9 19.0 19.5 16.4  9.3  7.0  3.2 10.0 466
1952  1.4  1.4  2.8 10.3 13.0 17.0 19.8 19.8 14.8 10.7  5.0  2.4  9.9 502
1953  0.8  0.9  4.3  9.2 13.6 17.5 19.8 18.9 15.7 11.6  5.3  2.8 10.0 510
1954 -2.0 -2.2  5.2  7.3 13.3 17.9 18.4 18.7 16.1 11.1  6.1  4.3  9.5 517
1955  1.8  1.7  3.2  8.0 12.7 16.6 19.6 19.1 15.9 11.0  5.6  3.0  9.8 529
1956  1.2 -4.3  3.1  7.9 13.3 16.5 18.8 18.3 15.4 10.2  3.9  2.3  8.9 521
1957  1.0  3.9  5.5  9.2 12.1 17.7 19.8 18.8 15.1 11.2  6.5  2.1 10.2 523
1958  0.8  2.9  2.4  7.4 14.6 16.3 19.1 19.1 15.7 11.2  6.6  3.3  9.9 525
1959  1.3  1.6  6.3  9.5 13.5 17.1 20.6 19.1 14.6 10.1  5.8  3.2 10.2 534
1960  0.9  1.4  4.8  8.9 14.1 17.9 18.8 18.7 14.8 11.5  7.6  4.4 10.3 539
1961  1.3  4.1  6.8 11.1 13.6 18.3 19.3 19.4 16.8 12.5  7.4  2.6 11.1 652
1962  2.8  2.0  3.7  9.9 13.3 16.8 19.1 19.9 16.1 12.2  7.6  1.6 10.4 662
1963 -1.4  0.3  3.5  9.5 14.1 17.7 20.4 19.9 16.8 12.0  8.6  1.8 10.3 689
1964  0.0  1.6  4.3  9.6 14.1 18.6 20.0 18.9 16.2 11.7  7.3  3.5 10.5 714
1965  2.1  0.4  5.0  8.6 13.1 18.0 19.3 18.9 16.4 11.1  5.7  4.0 10.2 741
1966  1.4  4.5  5.6 10.4 14.1 18.2 20.0 19.8 16.3 13.4  7.5  3.7 11.2 748
1967  0.5  1.9  6.0  9.2 14.1 17.0 20.4 20.0 16.8 13.0  7.4  2.6 10.7 754
1968  0.0  2.5  5.5 10.9 14.5 18.0 19.8 19.1 16.4 11.9  7.5  2.7 10.7 751
1969  0.6  0.9  4.1  8.7 14.8 17.7 19.7 20.0 16.6 12.2  7.5  1.7 10.4 750
1970  2.0  2.0  5.2  9.9 13.6 18.4 20.1 19.7 16.4 11.1  7.9  2.8 10.8 739
1971  2.8  2.9  4.3  9.5 14.9 17.2 20.3 20.4 16.2 11.3  6.6  3.8 10.8 724
1972 -0.2  2.4  6.0 10.5 13.8 17.9 20.6 19.6 15.6 11.2  7.1  3.4 10.7 726
1973  1.6  3.7  5.4  8.9 14.5 17.8 20.3 19.9 16.9 11.7  5.4  2.6 10.7 741
1974  2.0  4.2  6.8  9.0 13.6 17.5 19.5 20.0 16.3 11.5  7.2  4.4 11.0 741
1975  3.3  2.8  6.4 10.4 14.4 17.8 20.7 20.3 17.5 11.6  6.1  2.6 11.2 759
1976  1.2  1.1  4.1  9.5 14.0 17.9 20.1 18.8 15.5 11.7  7.4  3.0 10.4 748
1977  1.5  4.9  6.9  9.3 14.2 17.5 19.8 19.5 15.6 11.5  7.9  2.9 11.0 749
1978  1.9  2.7  6.6  9.0 13.7 17.3 19.6 19.0 15.8 12.2  6.3  2.8 10.6 753
1979  0.7  2.7  6.5  9.1 14.5 18.9 19.3 19.7 16.8 11.6  7.1  4.3 10.9 731
1980  0.0  2.5  4.6  8.9 13.0 17.7 19.8 19.8 16.4 11.8  6.7  3.3 10.4 729
1981  1.3  2.3  6.7  9.2 13.5 18.3 20.0 19.9 17.0 12.7  6.0  3.2 10.8 692
1982  1.0  1.0  5.0  9.2 14.2 17.9 20.0 19.9 17.7 11.9  6.5  3.8 10.7 619
1983  2.3  1.0  5.7 10.5 14.9 17.5 21.2 19.7 16.8 11.4  6.3  3.1 10.9 607
1984  2.6  2.2  4.7  9.2 14.1 17.2 19.7 19.0 16.8 12.7  7.0  2.1 10.6 607
1985 -0.7 -1.4  3.9 10.0 15.2 17.4 19.8 20.6 16.4 11.2  6.3  3.4 10.2 606
1986  1.9 -0.2  5.0 10.4 14.2 18.2 20.4 20.6 16.3 11.7  6.2  2.0 10.6 602
1987 -1.4  2.2  1.5  9.1 13.2 17.4 20.5 18.9 16.9 11.4  6.5  3.2  9.9 598
1988  2.8  2.6  4.6  9.2 14.6 17.8 20.8 20.1 16.3 11.2  3.7  2.9 10.6 588
1989  1.7  3.6  7.6 11.2 14.6 17.6 20.5 20.4 16.6 11.7  5.9  3.0 11.2 585
1990  1.8  5.0  7.6  9.9 14.6 17.8 20.5 20.3 15.9 12.8  8.0  3.9 11.5 527
1991  2.3  0.7  6.7  9.0 11.8 16.2 19.9 19.4 16.8 10.7  6.5  2.1 10.2 312
1992  1.9  2.8  5.9  9.4 14.6 17.9 19.6 21.1 16.1 10.6  7.0  2.9 10.8 307
1993  3.0  2.4  5.5  9.9 14.5 17.3 19.0 19.1 15.2 11.2  5.1  4.2 10.5 277
1994  3.8  2.5  7.2 10.4 14.0 17.5 21.5 20.1 16.9 11.5  7.7  4.7 11.5 270
1995  2.8  5.5  5.6  9.4 14.6 17.6 20.7 19.8 15.7 13.2  5.5  2.3 11.1 236
1996  2.1  1.6  4.1  9.2 13.8 17.7 19.2 19.6 14.3 11.4  7.4  2.7 10.3 271
1997  1.5  3.8  6.4  8.1 14.1 17.5 19.7 20.2 16.0 11.2  7.2  4.0 10.8 266
1998  3.3  4.4  5.4 10.1 14.0 18.2 20.0 19.8 16.3 11.7  5.3  2.8 10.9 261
1999  3.1  2.7  6.5 10.5 14.5 18.2 20.8 19.7 17.4 12.1  6.4  3.9 11.3 258
2000  1.5  4.1  5.8 10.9 15.0 18.3 19.4 20.2 16.2 12.4  8.2  4.8 11.4 255
2001  3.5  3.1  6.6  9.5 14.3 17.4 20.6 20.3 15.5 13.4  6.0  1.1 10.9 261
2002  2.3  5.5  7.2  9.8 14.7 18.4 20.6 20.1 15.7 10.9  7.7  2.4 11.3 258
2003  1.9  1.1  5.7  9.3 15.4 19.5 21.1 21.5 16.3 10.4  7.8  3.6 11.1 254
2004  1.6  3.1  6.0 10.0 13.4 17.7 19.8 20.2 16.5 12.4  6.4  3.7 10.9 256
2005  3.0  1.2  4.8 10.2 14.3 18.0 20.7 19.5 16.7 12.2  6.4  3.3 10.9 282
2006  0.4  1.7  4.2  9.9 14.1 18.5 21.8 19.7 17.6 13.0  7.8  4.9 11.1 279
2007  4.5  3.8  7.1 10.7 15.1 18.8 20.2 20.0 15.7 11.8  6.0  3.5 11.4 280
2008  3.2  4.4  6.6 10.3 14.4 18.3 20.3 20.2 16.0 12.0  7.4  3.5 11.4 311
      1.0  1.9  4.8  9.1 13.6 17.3 19.5 19.2 15.8 11.2  6.3  2.7 10.2
      0.9  1.6  4.5  8.6 13.2 16.8 19.1 18.7 15.3 10.6  5.9  2.4  9.8
 
For Country Code 6 minus 638
[chiefio@tubularbells analysis]$ 

The “by Latitude” is also a bit flatter

Look at ./Lats/Therm.by.lat6-638.Dec.LAT (Y/N)? y
 
       Year SP  35    40    45    50    55    60    65    70    75   -NP
DecPct: 1709   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1719   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1729   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1739   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0  95.2   4.8   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1749   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0  66.7  33.3   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1759   0.0   0.0   0.0  30.6  29.2  26.4  13.9   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1769   0.0   0.0   0.0  36.5  35.0  20.4   8.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1779   0.0   0.0   0.0  38.4  38.9  15.7   7.1   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1789   0.0   0.0   1.4  50.3  29.8  12.3   6.2   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1799   0.0   2.9   0.0  51.4  30.0  12.5   3.2   0.0   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1809   0.0   2.5   1.5  48.8  24.1  15.9   5.0   2.2   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1819   0.0   1.9   6.1  46.9  25.9  12.1   4.6   2.5   0.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1829   0.0   1.3   5.4  42.4  32.9  10.9   4.4   2.6   0.1   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1839   0.0   1.0   5.8  35.2  40.2  10.4   5.2   2.0   0.2   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1849   0.3   1.2   9.4  33.5  37.7  11.5   4.9   0.4   1.2   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1859   0.0   3.5  10.8  33.7  36.2  10.0   3.2   1.1   1.6   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1869   1.4   6.2  11.7  28.3  31.9  12.6   4.2   2.9   0.9   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1879   2.0   7.8  13.6  25.6  24.7  14.1   6.1   5.5   0.7   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1889   3.5   6.6  14.0  27.6  23.4  13.2   5.9   4.9   1.0   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1899   3.2   6.2  15.1  27.7  24.3  12.5   5.7   4.4   0.9   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1909   3.7   8.8  11.2  26.8  24.4  12.9   6.3   4.6   1.4   0.0 100.0
DecPct: 1919   2.8   7.9  10.9  28.3  25.6  11.2   6.3   4.8   1.4   0.8 100.0
DecPct: 1929   3.4   8.0  12.3  27.2  24.8  10.5   6.0   4.9   2.0   0.9 100.0
DecPct: 1939   3.4   9.4  13.8  25.4  22.6  11.6   6.8   4.4   1.7   0.9 100.0
DecPct: 1949   2.7  10.4  16.0  26.2  20.5  11.8   6.3   4.0   1.6   0.5 100.0
DecPct: 1959   3.8  11.8  18.1  25.9  25.8   5.9   4.9   2.4   1.0   0.3 100.0
DecPct: 1969   3.0  21.6  21.5  20.5  21.5   4.5   4.4   2.1   0.7   0.3 100.0
DecPct: 1979   2.9  24.9  23.4  19.7  18.3   4.0   4.3   1.6   0.7   0.3 100.0
DecPct: 1989   2.3  25.9  21.0  20.7  18.9   4.4   4.1   1.6   0.8   0.2 100.0
DecPct: 1999   3.8  21.9  19.4  21.2  17.8   5.6   6.5   2.5   1.1   0.4 100.0
DecPct: 2009   3.3  19.8  17.8  22.6  19.9   5.7   6.8   2.7   1.1   0.4 100.0
For COUNTRY CODE: 6 minus 638

But at the end of it all, I’m left with a bit of a puzzlement about the hows and whys of the European March Of The Thermometers to the Mediterranean. I can see it happen, but can’t see why… What I can say is that the temperature data seem to have more of a “step function” flavor to them then a “regular progression” effect, even thought the latitude changes are general and gradual.

Perhaps, given all the microclimates and mountains, it simply takes a finer comb to look through the exact changes.

I think I need to write a new bit of code. A program to sort the thermometers into bins, by latitude and by altitude, and look at the pattern of changes of those bins over time. I would expect all the thermometers in a similar bin of altitude and latitude to sit still over time. It would be fairly easy code to write.

But for now, I’ve done a marathon run to push out “The Globe” in temperatures and lattitudes, and I think I’m going to take a break for a bit. Recharge, and come back to the problem fresh in a couple of days.

UPDATE 11/3/2009

Well, I got up this morning and, cup of tea in hand, made a new toy. I’ve just done my very first 2 test runs with it, and it is not QA verified at all so strictly experimental at this point, but I felt like giving it a debut anyway.

This is a “By Altitude” chart for Europe. If I find any bugs as I’m shaking down this code, I’ll change the chart here, probably without notice. Like I said, this is the real time experimental stuff…

Look at ./Alts/Therm.by.Alt6.Dec.ALT (Y/N)? y
 
      Year -MSL   20   50  100  200  300  400  500 1000 2000  Space Orbit
DecAltPct: 1709 30.8 69.2  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
DecAltPct: 1719 90.9  9.1  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
DecAltPct: 1729 83.3 16.7  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
DecAltPct: 1739 47.6 52.4  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
DecAltPct: 1749 39.4 60.6  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
DecAltPct: 1759 22.5 18.8 30.0  5.0  8.8  6.2  8.8  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
DecAltPct: 1769 19.7  6.8 22.4 28.6  6.8  8.8  6.8  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
DecAltPct: 1779 19.6  4.8 16.3 28.7  7.2 17.2  4.8  1.4  0.0  0.0  0.0
DecAltPct: 1789 17.7  6.1 12.3 31.6  7.1 12.9  3.2  9.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
DecAltPct: 1799 12.6  6.2 16.9 25.2 12.0 14.8  3.1  9.2  0.0  0.0  0.0
DecAltPct: 1809 22.5  6.4 17.9 21.6  8.8 13.0  2.5  7.4  0.0  0.0  0.0
DecAltPct: 1819 22.0  6.9 16.9 22.7  7.3 12.7  4.4  5.4  1.1  0.7  0.0
DecAltPct: 1829 19.7  8.1 16.7 23.5  7.5 10.4  3.6  6.1  1.9  2.4  0.0
DecAltPct: 1839 17.6  9.2 18.5 22.7  9.5  7.5  3.8  6.6  2.6  1.9  0.0
DecAltPct: 1849 19.1 11.8 18.2 21.9 10.6  4.4  3.9  6.4  1.7  1.9  0.0
DecAltPct: 1859 18.9 15.0 16.9 22.5  7.6  6.5  4.6  5.2  0.6  2.1  0.0
DecAltPct: 1869 21.1 14.4 18.6 19.4  6.8  5.7  4.1  7.1  0.7  2.1  0.0
DecAltPct: 1879 25.9 13.2 18.3 18.5  6.5  4.6  3.2  7.5  0.6  1.7  0.0
DecAltPct: 1889 26.0 14.3 15.2 19.4  8.0  5.0  3.0  6.7  0.7  1.7  0.0
DecAltPct: 1899 25.0 12.9 13.7 22.2  8.5  4.6  2.9  7.2  1.3  1.8  0.0
DecAltPct: 1909 25.8 13.8 13.9 22.4  7.8  4.1  3.1  6.5  0.8  1.8  0.0
DecAltPct: 1919 26.5 14.6 14.4 22.4  7.2  4.2  3.1  5.2  0.7  1.8  0.0
DecAltPct: 1929 26.3 13.9 13.7 22.6  7.5  4.1  3.0  6.4  0.9  1.7  0.0
DecAltPct: 1939 25.7 14.3 13.6 23.3  6.3  3.7  2.2  7.0  1.8  2.0  0.0
DecAltPct: 1949 23.2 14.2 13.4 24.7  7.2  3.4  1.8  7.0  2.5  2.6  0.0
DecAltPct: 1959 19.0 12.3 14.1 24.1 10.8  5.2  2.2  7.7  2.7  1.9  0.0
DecAltPct: 1969 18.5 12.6 14.3 20.9  9.2  4.8  2.6  9.6  5.9  1.5  0.0
DecAltPct: 1979 17.5 12.6 14.5 19.3  8.5  4.4  3.1 10.3  8.2  1.6  0.0
DecAltPct: 1989 17.0 13.2 14.1 19.6  8.2  4.5  3.3  9.5  9.1  1.6  0.0
DecAltPct: 1999 19.9 11.9 16.0 17.1  8.5  5.3  4.1 10.5  5.5  1.3  0.0
DecAltPct: 2009 21.0 11.3 14.1 18.7  9.1  5.9  3.8  9.6  5.2  1.2  0.0
 
For COUNTRY CODE: 6
 

Percent of thermometers by Altitude in meters based on the first altitude measure in the v2.inv file (there are two…). The thermometers run up the mountains starting in the late 1700s and into the mid 1800s, then they fade from the 200 meter band to the sea level after WWII. Don’t know that it means anything yet.

But ‘it went “zip” when it moved and “bop” when it stopped’ and I found that amusing so I wanted to share:

http://www.etni.org.il/music/marveloustoy.htm

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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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3 Responses to GHCN- Europe Goes Mediterranean

  1. Bob D says:

    Just to let you know, I think this is fantastic work you’re doing.

  2. pyromancer76 says:

    This is the “climate” work worthy of a Nobel — real work in the real world. Seeing and telling it as it is. Providing data and methods for falsiability. Transparency and accountability. Great work.

  3. vjones says:

    This is an incredible body of work.

    “Really new trails are rarely blazed in the great academies. The confining walls of conformist dogma are too dominating. To think originally, you must go forth into the wilderness.” S. Warren Carey (Australian Geologist)

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