CRU on Rural Data Exclusion

In their “explanation” of why Chinese rural data is not included in CRU, Jones says:

None of the rural data (because of the annual resolution) entered subsequent versions of the Climatic Research Unit temperature database.

This is obviously untrue as the “rural” sites in TR055 from which the Jones et al data derived had the same monthly resolution as the “urban” stations. Why say this if it isn’t true?

One Comment

  1. Neil Fisher
    Posted Apr 17, 2007 at 4:21 PM | Permalink

    Err, didn’t Jones et al rely on Chinese rural data to calculate their unrealistically low UHI “correction”? He’s not just picking cherries, he’s slicing and dicing them for the sweetest parts…

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