This photo comes come to me from NOAA’s Weather Service Forecast Office in Monterey.
This is the official USHCN climate station of record for Livermore, CA. USHCN # 44997 The temperature sensor is located in a backyard of a residence within six feet of the swimming pool.

Here is the temperature trend …

30 June 2007  weather_stations

In my previous post, NOAA Throws a roadblock my way I talked about how NOAA/NCDC has thrown a roadblock into the work being done to survey weather stations citing “privacy concerns” of observer’s name being included in station data being used to locate stations.
Alert blog reader Gerald Ingle passed this …

30 June 2007  weather_stations

As many readers know, the www.surfacestations.org effort has been gaining a lot of attention, and also volunteers. I’m now at over 130 volunteers nationwide.
The results of the effort attracted national attention. I never went seeking it, but when Bill Stiegerwald of the Pittsburgh Tribune stumbled across it, he wrote a …

30 June 2007  climate_change

The picture below comes to me via my website www.surfacestations.org from volunteer site surveyor Bob Meyer. It is the USHCN climate station of record for Waterville, Washington.
In addition to the now commonly seen attempts at measuring the temperature of parking lots, this station sports another new feature: volcanic cinder …

28 June 2007  climate_change

This picture comes to me via www.surfacestations.org courtesy of Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. of the University of Colorado.
It is the US Historical Climatological Network (USHCN) Station of Record for Hopkinsville, KY. The NOAA provided Max/Min Temperature Sensor is located at the observers home. The nearby air conditioner is just 10 …

27 June 2007  climate_change

The picture above is of the official USHCN climate station of record in Quitman, GA and comes to me via www.surfacestations.org volunteer Joel McDade.
It is located at a residence, the observer has consented to having this NOAA weather equipment at his home.
Besides the usual problematic close-by parking of vehicles that …

26 June 2007  climate_change

The diagram above is central to the paper’s examination of the “spiral” nature of the earth to sun distance relationship, which affects noit only seasons, but longer term climate cycles.
Every once in awhile some thing comes along that really “clicks” with a lot of people in the science community.
A …

26 June 2007  weather_stations

One of the really odd discoveries that I’ve made while surveying climate monitoring stations around the USA is the fact that many of the official stations are located at sewage treatment plants. For example, the one in Colusa, CA is at their sewage treatment plant. I’ve visited it.
A couple …

23 June 2007  climate_change

This is the USHCN climate station of record for Bainbridge Georgia. It comes to me by way of surfacestations.org survey volunteer Joel McDade. Joel wins the award for finding the USHCN station closest to an air conditioner, at 8.9 feet. That honor was previously held by Oregon State Climatologist George …

22 June 2007  climate_change

Dr. Gavin Schmidt, a lead researcher with NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) that does leading climate change studies, replied to one of my posts and made an assertion that the USHCN and GHCN stations and station data being discussed here in my blog are not used in validating …

22 June 2007  weather_stations
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