Station Data Viewer

This is a 5-year old interface to view CRUTEM station data. Enable Flash to view it. Zoom in by dragging a rectangle. Click on a station to view the long term trend. Click anywhere to zoom out. The graphs show average temperatures in red on left hand scale and temperature anomalies in green on the right hand scale for every station up to 2012.

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It shows just how small warming effects are on a local level compared to natural variation. I may get round to updating it to 2017.

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3 Responses to Station Data Viewer

  1. Ron Graf says:

    Forty-one years ago Kellogg produced a report for the WMO predicting 3 degrees C rise over pre-industrial temperature coinciding with a doubling of CO2 at 2050. (We can see he nailed the IPCC CMIP model mean on the nose.) The official alarm was rung, and rung again by the US National Academy of Sciences’ Charney Commission 2 years later. Then Hansen in 1988testified before the US Congress with the grave warning that human caused global warming had catastrophic implications. But it was the Mann hockey stick that made the visual impression that all could understand and see. Putting to the side that Mann’s chart amounted to deception that got embraced by the IPCC, one has to admit that Kellogg and Hansen predicted a sharp warming trend before there was one. And, just because MBH 98 was not validation of those predictions and the IPCC models are validation today, (in fact, they are useless they can be independently validated,) does not mean that validation (or falsification) is not possible.
    I firmly believe that much more can be gained from all the scores of climate data-sets by the use of powerful comparative computer imaging tools. I am thinking of a combination of Nick Stoke’s Google Earth platform with scores of choices of data sets and filters of each type of data, and having an ability to output labeled charts like Woodfortrees interactive.
    With Trillions of dollars on the line why hasn’t anyone done this?

    • Clive Best says:

      I agree that it is important that there should be open access to data so that anyone can decide for themselves is there is a serious problem or not. Life and politics must always be a series of compromises. Beware of absolutists. History is strewn with them. The biggest danger right now comes from green/renewable ideology which rejects nuclear energy, and consequently is not based on science.

      The reality is that the world has warmed by nearly 1C since 1750, but has anyone noticed? Do people feel there is an imminent threat? I doubt it. The reality is that climate change is still very slow on any human lifetime scale. Should we follow the green lobby and act now with little chance of maintaining living standards beyond feeling good? Or should we first develop new forms of nuclear energy which might succeed?

      Visualisation of data though is important.

      • Ron Graf says:

        Accurate interactive visualization tools would not only important politically in order to provide trusted evidence by getting in hands, but such tools would also provide quick and powerful diagnostics which could be used both to formulate hypotheses or devise new tests for existing ones.

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