time of observation bias

In the US (3%? You cannot read the MMTS thermometer shown in Figure 3 to any accuracy that you can make meaningful estimates of differences of 0.15° or 0.45°. Could it be that they agree but there is reluctance to say so? What I see is rather dull, grey, extremely mild day, with – well, a lot higher temps but still very very far from hot. my mistake. Sweeping generalizations about scientific disciplines are not immensely productive. I stated quite clearly, that Satellite data should be the lead, because it gives data where surface does not and should be “supplemented” by surface data. MODEL: Hansen A: 3.2C/century ( since 1979 ) I can’t imagine anyone testifying under oath that they are correct”. That would also happen if both methodologies suffered from similar problems (or problems which cause similar effects). I’d advise the Dems to call Mosher to the stand and submit BEST Squiggly Lines under oath. CRS to MMTS transition causes a linear effect since 1940 ??? Most likely. Those temperature readings would record the actual temperature max or min reached over the observation period. ” Compared to the 2000 publication : When observations do not support your favorite AGW theory and falsify inefficient models’ outputs, then…modify the data… The CRN stations could however, over time, provide a baseline to help get at least some of the noise out of the system. The challenges are finding a good enough measure of urbanity, dealing with uncertainty in station locations (a problem in many areas outside the U.S., where lat/lon coordinates aren’t always accurate), and ensuring that your method doesn’t suffer from spatial coverage biases between urban and rural sets (I tend to prefer station pair comparison methods for that reason). But that could work both ways if the pause continues, or worse. Biascorrect the input time series or dataset, the input time series or dataset should consist of observation, hindcast, and forecast. WUWT has a nice post on it somewhere. http://cdiac.ornl.gov/epubs/ndp/ndp041/graphics/ndp041.temp.gif 3 compares the + time series at 2100 UTC, estimated using τ values between 10 and 30 days, at the three SURFRAD locations with the greatest observation coverage. All that should be required is to record them after they are reached. or dubiously unadjusted, since we need to allow for further quality leakage due to the stitching and stretching. People like Mosher and Hausfather run around answering to questions and issues that were *not* raised. Got a nabla poisoning. The errors and uncertain are clearly laid out. Steven, Put another way.. tinkering with the details isnt going to change fundamentals. Satellites measure a contiguous average twice a day for most of the surface. “Do you believe that skeptics are wrong to suspect that CMIP5 is systematically over projecting forcing/sensitivity? You want it to be warmer, write the simple paper required to establish it. On another topic, it appears that error bars (+/-) in the summary tables is on average around .5 deg C (in my scan I have seen a range of .20 – .62). 1. Statistically the US is one of the worst. MODEL: IPCC4 next few decades: 2.0C/century The bias is different depending on the station location, month, etc, Steven, just tell me how you determine the magnitude of the bias. Did your references look at that treatment? I could go with pewter, if you think one of the ingredients actually is metaphorical lead. I can’t find the motivation to do it with you being responsible for handling them though. All should work on understanding the well bounded cycle of the past ten thousand years. See their Figure 8, for example: http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j237/hausfath/ScreenShot2015-02-22at31815PM_zps887ea0e3.png. How can you acknowledge your uncertainty levels are too small yet turn around and claim we can make comparisons between years based upon those uncertainty levels? So the fantasy heat has run off to hide somewhere, they say… But the AVERAGE!!! Zeke Hausfather, a very plausible explanation, thanks. Atlantic Ocean, and so this deviation might be primarily a statistical fluctuation. go figure. The republicans have some good arguments to make INSIDE of the science. People are people, Zeke. why? dmacleo, B) If you remove urban stations the trend will go down. explanation by Zeke Hausfather (Hausfather (2015): Understanding Time of Observation Bias), who is a scientist on the Berkeley Earth climate science project, which is responsible for its own analysis of historic temperature data; the other is a paper referred to by Hausfather: Menne et al. in the 2010 time frame somewhere on JeffIds I think it was in a comment. Actually it was me a few days earlier too. 2. What remains is a calculation, estimate, or a guess – correct me by all means if it is something else. “. Yeah I know… combinatorics with that many stations can be a hassle. Weather Service requested that observers start taking their measurements in the morning (between 7 and 9 AM), as that would minimize the amount of evaporation from rain gauges and result in more accurate precipitation measurements. I believe they refer to it as adjusted forcing. ftp://205.167.25.101/pub/data/ushcn/papers/karl-etal1986.pdf, The only uncertainty question I could see looking at this back in 2007 and 2008 was how this uncertainty was carried into the FINAL analysis. Also, the U S only accounts for about 2 percent of the land mass on earth. If anything, that will just encourage accusations of “fraud.”. 3. Rain is cumulative – generally quoted in per annum. local noon. http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/2009JAMC2191.1. If the sats are good enough for Cowtan and Way, they are good enough for me. I’ve used it to evaluate UHI.. it has any number of meaningful uses. ask yourself what is the tmin and tmax for a satellite? Incidentally I agree with most of your posts, particularly “People tend to like to make things more complicated than they are to feed intellectualism, academics especially so. Every proposal for changing the design of experiments was rejected as being too expensive. If you look at only 1958-1988 (the magical 30 year interval) you can paint an alarming picture. And while we’re at it, those “precise” temperature readings of the Arctic and all the dire ice melt fail to mention that they sailed wooden boats through the Northwest Passage over 100 years ago. Yet the constant evolutions of historical records tell another story. Mosher has made quite a few comments saying skeptics shouldn’t argue about the temperature record, and when I saw this comment, I mistakenly thought this comment was more of the same. Section 5 of Karl et al 1986 covers what Mosher was discussing: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/ushcn/papers/karl-etal1986.pdf, in 2007 this is what Steve McIntyre wrote about the issue, “Posted Sep 23, 2007 at 10:13 PM | Permalink that is covered in Karl 1986. Yet the TOBS adjustment graph shows an accelerating adjustment all the way from 1960 to ~2000. There are undoubtedly some very good records within the historic data but the wheat needs to be sorted from the chaff before it is put through an algorithm and subjected to statistical manipulation. Absent that, your simple demonstration lacked scientific rigor and is less than convincing. But for the as of yet sparse, spindly, poorly distributed, inhomogenous, GHCN, there really isn’t a lot of choice.) http://pielkeclimatesci.wordpress.com/files/2009/10/r-321b.pdf, Pielke Sr., R.A., C. Davey, D. Niyogi, S. Fall, J. Steinweg-Woods, K. Hubbard, X. Lin, M. Cai, Y.-K. Lim, H. Li, J. Nielsen-Gammon, K. Gallo, R. Hale, R. Mahmood, S. Foster, R.T. McNider, and P. Blanken, 2009: Reply to comment by David E. Parker, Phil Jones, Thomas C. Peterson, and John Kennedy on “Unresolved issues with the assessment of multi-decadal global land surface temperature trends. TOBS is of minor relevance. They compare the Kingston USHCN station to a nearby pristinely sited USCRN station. If bad data is not dropped – as a selling point and a talking point to counter skeptic narratives – they need to be chopped by arbitrary, computationally-derived breakpoints and the relative positions of the broken-up temperature segments need to be satisfactorily determined. I am totally going to quibble about the parts of their product that I think are weak, because I think the product can be improved. There are cook books. But the big issue is UHI. The only legitimate measurements are post 2003 and they show no significant warming. “pointing out that every discipline does this “, I think you might just have a problem making that statement fly for “Every Discipline”. Do you have any direct data on TOBS bias? of data and effectively doubles the temperature increases. I hope you understand why getting the same answer is not a convincing argument for many people. ”, . For instance CAGW didn’t work for them when warming was neither accelerating or catastrophic, so it went back to Climate Change, which has nothing to with people. why just one measure for the whole day or month? I wasn’t trying to look at climate trends, I basically wanted to evaluate the suitability of using Min/Max temps to derive daily average temps. Or are there corrections for that? I talked about this on climate audit years ago. Good data is the *only* legitimate rescuer of poor data. Isn’t the Max Temp a “statistic about temperature”, too? I think Rud lays claim to the Blowing Smoke characterization. Thus hourly sampling is not sufficient to show accurately the persistent high-side bias of the so-called “Tmean” = (Tmax-Tmin)/2 over monthly time-scales. Steve: There should be no controversy about TOB. One storm would rain on one side of the neighborhood but not the other, but the next storm might reverse the pattern. Oh well, can’t get around to everything when one has climate theories to promote. Or, would you do a perilous and difficult diagnosis to break down adjusted forcings to tease out radiative forcings from climate sensitivity and ocean uptake and calculate variability by difference of all those factors in a much more complicated equation? And their book is filled with things like: When scientists such as Mann and Briffa try to reconstruct past temperatures they rely on the instrumented series– the historical record. Why don’t we just stick with it? But if it all comes down to a drunken postmaster or a sheet of tin left under a Stevenson screen, I’ll live with it. the case of longitude, we divide the Earth into 8 longitude bands and find that the correlation structure is very Figure 1: Recorded time of observation for USHCN stations, from Menne et al 2009. A TOBS validation of sorts.”. Assuming that it makes no difference has to be PROVEN with DATA. Then the model was tested on the held out data. Surface stations should be an other element, these should not be competing data sets, surface station is just not good enough in distribution coverage and placement, Satellites are but provide contiguous measurement as they fly around whereas obviously surface stations record simultaneously but only within time zone. to one thing. Historical Climatology Network 1. If you want to salvage a skeptical talking point of course its interesting. By this time we have nearly forgotten that our “un” certainty derives entirely from the certainty of the original line, which is really not certain at all. At some point the question was raised about the effect of doing the readings at various times of day. MI – 3.02 Ask the Austrian farmers how warm it is… I’m presently under cool cloudy skies in California, when the 1980s had it hot now. Temperatures are consistently lower in the TOBS biased data after the shift in observation time for daily minimum, maximum, and mean temperatures. =============. I’ll approach the lead author. we are constructing a consistent record of what was recorded. I have some (07, 14, 21) data from New Hampshire in 1816 and nearby years. http://pielkeclimatesci.wordpress.com/files/2009/10/r-321a.pdf. Because the errors in bad stations tend to cancel.? However, since the averages I got with 5 minute values are virtually identical to hourly values, I don’t think it introduces a meaningful error. But I wouldn’t expect a difference between hourly and all obs. Correct USCRN Kingston TOBs adjustment: -0.70. And I have said this before. This would be very nice paper for SteveMc and/or yourself to hold court on, Especially now. Years ago I pointed out some of this TOBS stuff to skeptics.. Or have I missed something? (Tmax + Tmin)/2 can only approximate to Tmean , no matter how frequent the readings. Independents: Zeke, me, jeffid, nick stokes, chad and MORE. The other question not explained is how missing values are handled. Wouldn’t you agree, Steven?”. More than anything else, a serious effort at speeding up the code is needed (not simply just running it on faster computers). http://berkeleyearth.lbl.gov/station-list/station/157455, or you can just run a huge job on the whole dataset. The historic US temperature record was compiled mostly by voluntary observers at random times, with little guidance and using sometimes sub standard equipment that was rarely calibrated. Thus the statistical uncertainty that is associated with each step in the homogenization process is unknown. No math applied to it. There are many different approaches to homogenization. The model is developed for both maximum and minimum monthly average temperature as well as monthly mean temperature. What one does is calculate a prediction about what a reliable station would have recorded had it been reliable . . So you lose visibility into the lower level data.. Why thank you for that Mr Mosher, appreciated. Warming since 1850 (that is, change in global mean temperature) is likely in the range 0.7C – 1.1C Compared to the biases in the recorded temperatures and the “best” estimates of the uncertainty in the mean temp change, the bias in the models resulting from poor modeling of advective/convective and evapotranspirative surface cooling rate changes is huge. VA – 2.28 Steven – I only speed-red your reference, could not find a side-by-side comparison. To make that talk easy I will speak of them as adjustments. If the need is for an estimate within 0.5 -1.0°F, then it probably can be met. Doug, There is a steel rod inserted into the mercury column on each side of the thermometer that floats on the mercury. Calculated? the place where the observation is to be made. there are many threads on this and a SPPI “paper”, http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/08/03/a-new-must-read-paper-mckitrick-on-ghcn-and-the-quality-of-climate-data/. Station Data: Reykjavik (64.1 N,21.9 W) Time of observation bias at Bismarck, ND for drift and drift-removed monthly mean temperature. 2/ Data adjustments appears to be obviously “fluctuating” and indeed corrupted. Understand I’m building this database for people from data that is already public and its not rocket science to do it. Take CRN which starts in 2002. 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