Friday, February 03, 2012

Email 1872, Sept 2004: Is Phil Jones really suggesting that to estimate temperature at one location, he might use data from "over 5 deg of lat and 10 deg of long away"

Email 1872

For the NH there were 54 sites and for the SH 32. Site 9 (WMO ID 21504) is always missing, even with hadcrut2v. The site is located on an island in the Laptev Sea. There isn't a surface site anywhere near it. I could move the location and pick up the nearest CRU box, but it will be over 5 deg of lat and 10 deg of long away. It's somewhat unusual for sonde sites not to have a surface site near them. I guess it just doesn't report its surface data.

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