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CRU Responds

CRU has posted up an undated webpage on data availability here , responding to the various recent FOI requests for station data and confidentiality agreements. Here they “list the agreements that we still hold”. I’m preparing a post on this extraordinary document and am posting this thread as a placeholder for now. Instalment 1 (Aug […]

A 2002 Request to CRU

In May 2008, I collated correspondence requesting CRU station from various parties commencing with Warwick Hughes’ correspondence in July 2004. See here. On a couple of occasions, I’d referred to some correspondence with Phil Jones in pre-Hockey Stick days (fall 2002). At that time, I was surprised by the promptness of the response and the […]

Dr Phil, Confidential Agent

Recently, Philip Jones of CRU (Climatic Research Unit) claimed to have entered into a variety of confidentiality agreements with national meteorological services that prevent him from publicly archiving the land temperature data relied upon by IPCC. Unfortunately, Jones seems to have lost or destroyed the confidentiality agreements in question and, according to the Met Office, […]

CRU Refuses Data Once Again

Let me review the request situation for readers. There are two institutions involved in the present round of FOI/EIR requests: CRU and the Met Office. Phil Jones of CRU collects station data and sends his “value added” version to the Met Office, who publish the HadCRU combined land-and-ocean index and also distribute the CRUTEM series […]

UK Met Office Refuses to Disclose Station Data Once Again

It must be humiliating for the UK Met Office to have to protect Phil Jones and CRU. Even a seasoned bureaucrat must have winced in order to write the following: Some of the information was provided to Professor Jones on the strict understanding by the data providers that this station data must not be publicly […]

The UK Met Office Deepens The Moat

Deepening moats has been a lively topic in UK politics recently. One British MP expensed the public for the cost of deepening the moat at his castle and has been forced to resign. We discussed FOI and the MP expense scandal recently. We have, of course, followed with some considerable amusement the contortions of the […]

UK Met Office: Refuse and Delete

A couple of week ago, I noticed that the UK Met Office website contained the following statement Q. Where can I get the raw observations? A. The raw sea-surface temperature observations used to create HadSST2 are taken from ICOADS (International Comprehensive Ocean Atmosphere Data Set). These can be found at icoads.noaa.gov/. To obtain the archive […]

Another Try on the Wall

CA readers are well aware that Phil Jones of CRU has jealously refused to provide the surface temperature data set used in the prominent HadCRU temperature index, going so far as to repudiate Freedom of Information requests. Efforts to obtain this data have been chronicled here from time to time. As a result of the […]

CRU Reveals Station Identities

Willis Eschenbach received a message today that the CRU list of stations used is online at http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/landstations/ . The webpage says: The file gives the locations and names of the 4138 stations used at some time (i.e. in the gridding that is used to produce CRUTEM3) during the period from 1851 to 2006. All these […]

Why does CRU have a confidentiality agreement with Germany?

Today we ponder why many National Meteorological Services (NMSs), including the NMS of Germany, have provided data to CRU under confidentiality agreements which supposedly prevent Phil Jones from disclosing the identity of these stations.

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