Guam, Guam, and Guam Plus – All different
This is the Agana WSMO Station at 13.55 N 144.83 E that gets the “country code” 529:
This is the OTHER Agana station, the NWSO at 13.48 N 144.80 E that is in CCode 535:
Now look at those two Agana Stations for just a moment. Gee, different….
And the rest of “North Mariana Islands” (which as near as I can tell is “Anderson AFB” on Guam) that makes up the rest of Country Code 535 included with “the other Agana”:
These are the Same?
Now realize that these stations are about as perfectly matched by location as you could want. Small island in the middle of a vast ocean. Essentially perfect match of “climate”. And we get this much divergence in the graphs? So how much divergence would there be if these were actually different places?
Somehow I don’t think we can trust the Global Average Temperature to the 1/10 C place when we can’t even measure the same place to within 1 C. In particular, notice that 1971 – 1972 are about 1.5 C divergent between the two “Agana”s.
As GISS sees them
These are the “as combined” from the NASA GISS web site for GIStemp:
The “Other Agana”:
And Anderson AFB:
None of these make it through the whole “Homogenizing” process, and are all dropped on the floor at some point. Why? “Why, don’t ask why, down that path lies insanity and ruin. -E.M.Smith” But “why” is probably from lack of sufficient nearby reference stations or for segments being less than 20 years in length or perhaps for “too little overlap” with each other (or some combination of those things).
So I don’t know if I ought to be cranky that they can’t measure one rock in the middle of the ocean consistently or glad that they don’t use it. I think I just settle for perplexed at how the whole thing goes “Bop when it stops!” … -E.M.Smith }