Category Archives: NCDC – GHCN Issues

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

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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GHCN in MYSQL quick and easy

A short ‘How To’ on having a GHCN V3 database ( in MySQL or similar) up and running on your computer in about 15 minutes. Continue reading

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