McIntyre has been talking about the SSTs for a while - back to 2005, but he makes all the wrong assumptions. He seems at last to have realized that the SST is potentially the weakest part of the global T record - only because it dominates area-wise and you have to make assumptions about the types of buckets/intakes and hull sensors and then the mixes between the main two types buckets/intakes. He and Pielke Jr make the wrong assumption about the buckets after WW2 as well. The buckets used then were double insulated and some made of rubber so they don't have the large adjustments needed for canvas buckets from the 1930s earlier.
2.7 cheers for "shut up and calculate"
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