Tag Archives: smooth

The Trick Timeline

Date: 16 Nov 1999, Phil I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline. Date: 22 Dec 2004, mike No researchers in this field have ever, to our knowledge, “grafted the […]

BS09 and Mannian Smoothing

Many CA readers have probably noticed Lucia’s recent coverage of Benestad Schmidt (JGR 2009) (with the inevitable acronym BS09). BS09 was an effort by B&S to verify Scafetta and West. realclimatescientists can also be climateauditors, I guess. It’s too bad that they don’t spend the same amount of energy examining Mann et al 2008 or […]

Smoothing Dongge

Mann reported a “significant” correlation of -0.5481829 between Dongge dO18 and gridcell temperature. Today I will report on exactly how Mann calculated this “significant” correlation. In keeping with recent requests, I will refrain from making any comments on this procedure, in the confident expectation that my critics will provide some commentary on what they think […]

Off-center Butterworth Filters

Today I’m doing a first reconnaissance of Butterworth filters, used extensively in Mann et al 2008. The comments here are notes and thoughts and I hope that some issues can be clarified by readers. As of 12.30 pm today, I think that that the main problem that I’ve had pertains to a difference between R […]

UC on Mann Smoothing

UC writes in that there’s another Mannian problem: And GRL08 ( http://www.meteo.psu.edu/~mann/shared/articles/MannGRL08.pdf ) is the prologue. Tried this new smoother ( http://www.meteo.psu.edu/~mann/smoothing08/lowpassadaptive.m ) with HadCRUT monthly and f=0.0104, [smoothedbest,w0,w1,w2,msebest] = lowpassadaptive(HadM, 0.0104); got this figure, But the weights are [w0 w1 w2] ans = 0.4100 0 0.5500 Surprisingly, this does not agree with the text, […]


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