Category Archives: Steig at al 2009

Gavin’s “Mystery Man” Revealed

On Monday, Feb 2, Gavin Schmidt explained some “ethics” to realclimate readers as follows: [Response: People will generally credit the person who tells them something. BAS were notified by people Sunday night who independently found the Gill/Harry mismatch. SM could have notified them but he didn’t. My ethical position is that it is far better […]

Gavin’s Mystery Man

On Sunday, Feb 1 at 4:41 pm Eastern (3:41 blog time), I published a post describing West Antarctic stations. In that post, I observed that there was a very limited amount of station data (6 stations) in the West Antarctica area re-interpreted by Steig et al, that one of the stations (Harry AWS) had an […]

West Antarctic Stations

As noted yesterday, the main enterprise of Steig et al is a re-interpretation of West Antarctica, saying that “no one really has paid much attention to” this area in the past and saying that their study improved over prior studies because previously: “People were calculating with their heads instead of actually doing the math,” said […]

Steig versus Hansen

In Dec 2004, Steig and Schmidt wrote The Antarctic Peninsula, site of the now-defunct Larsen-B ice shelf, has warmed substantially. On the other hand, the few stations on the continent and in the interior appear to have cooled slightly (Doran et al, 2002; GISTEMP). At first glance this seems to contradict the idea of “global” […]

Steig’s Silence

Once upon a time, in the mists of time (Feb 2008), long before climate scientists had “moved on”, realclimate featured a post entitled Antarctica is Cold? Yeah, We Knew That, in which Spencer Weart, as noted by Pielke Jr, observed: . . . we often hear people remarking that parts of Antarctica are getting colder, […]

Antarctic RegEM

Image by mark van de wouw via Flickr For discussion of new study. by Steig (Mann) et al 2009. Data: Data sets used in this study include the READER and AWS data from the British Antarctic Survey. SI Tables 1 and 2 provide listings. They leave out station identifications (a practice that “peer” reviewers, even […]


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