Category Archives: NCDC – GHCN Issues

Problems and issues in the GHCN and other data sets from NCDC the National Climate Data Center, of NOAA.

Polk Co. Florida, Mosaic and GASP! Radiation!!!

What horrors of Radiation!!!! await the people of Polk County Florida where Mosaic has had a 40 foot sink hole drain one of their waste Gypsum stacks into the “ground water”? Continue reading

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Pondering A Funding Campaign

A soft of a Delphi Poll about possibilities of success at a crowd funding of a clean computation of a temperature data series. Continue reading

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CDIAC, Compression, Squashfs, And Oddities

Some “Lessons Learned” in making a compressed easy to search archive via squashfs file systems and temperature data file trees. Continue reading

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CDIAC Scrape Finished

The scrape of CDIAC has completed. Here I report on some sizes and such. Continue reading

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NOAA data scrape completes. At last.

A major part of the NOAA data scrape completes. Some sizes and what to expect if you do it. Continue reading

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Smoothing Data and not Distorting Data

A very interesting paper on “Differentiating Noisy Non-Smooth Data” and a nice online text book for doing Forecasting using R examples. Continue reading

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Well That Was Fun, sort of…

The temperature downloading station is now working nicely, even if there were a couple of new bumps in the road along the way. Continue reading

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