Skip to comments.A new paper comparing NCDC rural and urban US surface temperature data
Posted on 02/28/2010 9:08:33 AM PST by marktwain
Theres a new paper out by Dr. Edward Long that does some interesting comparisons to NCDCs raw data (prior to adjustments) that compares rural and urban station data, both raw and adjusted in the CONUS.
The paper is titled Contiguous U.S. Temperature Trends Using NCDC Raw and Adjusted Data for One-Per-State Rural and Urban Station Sets. In it, Dr. Edward Long states:
The problem would seem to be the methodologies engendered in treatment for a mix of urban and rural locations; that the adjustment protocol appears to accent to a warming effect rather than eliminate it. This, if correct, leaves serious doubt for whether the rate of increase in temperature found from the adjusted data is due to natural warming trends or warming because of another reason, such as erroneous consideration of the effects of urban warming.
Here is the comparison of raw rural and urban data:
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Unfortunately, the link does not go directly to the story mentioned. You have to scroll five stories down to see it.
Here is a link to climate-skeptic, that has it on the front page:
Basicly, like the federal government, envirowacko ‘science’ is a complete waste of time, energy, resources, paper, etc. While a complete recall of all laws (gummit), and all envirowacko papers ever written (AGW) would be a good start, further effort would still be a waste of time. The planet Earth has been around a long time, will be around a long time, and will continue to do what it does, when it wants to do it! Man has essentially no influence at all. Mo bettah to study things like reality. Living (health) is also a good thing to study. Making things might also be fun. Envirowacko ‘science’, is not even worth reading, now that the con has been outted. If you’re into that kind of thing, tho’ ‘The History of Snake Oil’ might be enlightening.
Fudge factors strike again.