There’s something romantic about lost civilizations. Archaeologists have ventured all over the world looking for lost civilizations. Little did they know that some lost civilizations report their weather to UCAR, including the mysterious country of Chile whose existence has long been suspected. Here at last is conclusive evidence that the lost country of Chile exists, although its location remains unknown. Many CA readers are inveterate explorers and perhaps you can help UCAR find the lost cities of Chile (as well as the mysterious weather station known only as the “Bogus Station”).
The East Anglia FOI officer told Willis that the CRU station was co-located at UCAR datasets ds564.0 and ds570.0. If one goes to the ds570.0 location, http://dss.ucar.edu/datasets/ds570.0/data/ (you may have to register), there is a map of the world which appears to be comprehensive (i.e. all known oceans and continents are displayed.) Above the map is the following intriguing message:
The idea of stations with no location was irresistible. Were these pirate weather stations that changed locations to avoid detection by NASA? Were they voices from beyond – perhaps evidence of unknown civilizations? And there were over 420 such stations out of just over 5000 in total. So there were not just a few strangers among us.
A number of the mystery stations came from the mysterious civilization known as “Chile”, whose existence has long been suspected. There is other evidence of its existence: if one googles “El Tambillo, Chile latitude”, it turns out that Google has heard of this mysterious lost city and even assigns and one site even provides an overhead image, latitude and longitude of the lost location. Other lost civilizations include the mystery lands of Barbados and Argentina.
I guess that it will be up to archaeologists to locate the intriguingly named “Bogus Station”. Is it in the depths of the Taklamakan desert, in an unknown oasis surrounded by a few hardy Dulan junipers known only to dendroclimatologists seeking temperature proxies? As noted above, CA readers are generous with their time and ideas. If you can solve these thorny problems, I’m sure UCAR will be very grateful.