Last spring, we offered to help UCAR locate the mysterious lost civilization of Chile. I reported:
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:
Click region for station list. There are also non-WMO stations and stations with no location .
A number of the mystery stations came from the mysterious civilization known as “Chile”, whose existence has long been suspected. … 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.
CA readers suggested to UCAR that there were clues that the mysterious lost civilization of Chile was located in South America, but when I checked, UCAR still regarded Chile as being a lost civilization.
Today I invite CA readers to solve another mystery: help NASA locate the lost city of Wellington NZ. Here is a plot showing NASA dset=1 and adjusted data for Wellington NZ. As you see the data has not been updated since 1988! So let’s help NASA find the lost city and its mysterious temperature records. Again there are tantalizing clues that the records exist. If one googles “wellington NZ temperature”, one obtains todays temperature for a city that purports to be Wellington NZ. Perhaps NASA can see where these signals are emanating from and locate the mysterious “lost records” of Wellington NZ.
Even though the city appears to be lost, Hansen has nonetheless managed to adjust the data. If one looks at the raw data, there doesn’t appear to be any trend. But after Hansen has adjusted the data, there is a strong Waldo trend from 1940 to 1988 when the city appears to have been destroyed – perhaps by an invasion of Scythians.