Author Archives: Clive Best

A first look at HadCRUT5

The latest version of the CRU station data is called CRUTEM5 which when combined with the new Met Office sea surface temperature data HadSST4 becomes the new official global temperature dataset HadCRUT5. This was released about 2 weeks ago and … Continue reading

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2020 global temperature equals that of 2016

The global temperature for 2020 was 0.88C equaling that in 2016 based on GHCN-V4C (homogenised) and HadSST3. The V4U (uncorrected) result is 0.82C for 2020 making it slightly cooler than 2016. These are based on the Spherical Triangulation technique described … Continue reading

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Nights warm faster than days

The world has warmed on land by up to 1.5 C since pre-industrial times, but what does that really mean? Most people assume it means extreme temperatures¬† are increasing. However that is not the full story. The daily change in … Continue reading

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