Category Archives: Modeling

Tropical Troposphere – March 2009

Lucia, Anthony, Roy Spencer and David Stockwell (my, there’s a growing list of analytical blogs) have already posted on March 2009 temperatures and trends. While I’m not first off the mark on this, I’ll be the first to post tropical trends – something that I do from time to time. (This requires a little bit […]

Regular and "Special Decisions"

A couple of months ago, as I mentioned at the time, Ross and I submitted a paper to International Journal of Climatology discussing Santer, Schmidt et al versus Douglass et al. I just checked the status of the submission at the journal website and learned that the submission is subject to a “Special Decision”. We […]

Santer's Boss Seeks to "Clarify Mis-Impressions"

David Bader, PhD, the Director, Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison, writes today seeking to “clarify several mis-impressions on your “” web site” regarding the archiving of Santer’s data, the correspondence being shown below. Readers may recall an earlier post here in which I requested data from Santer et al 2008, in response to […]

Submitted Article on Tropical Troposphere Trends

Yesterday Ross and I submitted an article to IJC with the following abstract: A debate exists over whether tropical troposphere temperature trends in climate models are inconsistent with observations (Karl et al. 2006, IPCC (2007), Douglass et al 2007, Santer et al 2008). Most recently, Santer et al (2008, herein S08) asserted that the Douglass […]

Glenn McGregor: Data Archiving not required by the International Journal of Climatology

After nearly 2 months and several inquiries, the editor of the International Journal of Climatology has finally said that they do not require authors to provide supporting data. Given that funding agencies rely on academic journals to ensure that authors archive data (improperly abdicating their own responsibilities), the moral of this should be that the […]

Downloading KNMI Model Data

Lucia has been experimenting with model data downloaded from KNMI and I thought that I’d try to experiment with this a little from time to time. Unlike Benjamin Santer, Ph.D. of the U.S. federal Lawrence Livermore Labs, who refused to provide any assistance whatever in providing the data used in Santer et al, Geert Oldenburgh, […]

Santer and the 4 NOAA Coauthors

Apparently none of Santer’s four NOAA coauthors either received or sent any correspondence to Santer regarding the monthly data series used in Santer et al 2008. What a strange way to run a railroad.

Hello, Viet Nam!

Hey, NOAA, if you’re not too busy deleting data, you can drop in and say hello.

"Anomalous" in Finland

Occasionally, I’ve been criticized for spending too much time on NASA GISS. Since we aim to please even our severest critics, let’s spend a little time today on NOAA, which has just reported the second warmest October of all time. I downloaded the NOAA gridded data (who mercifully, in this case, at least use .gz […]

A Collation Utility for GISS dset1 and dset2

GISS has been providing a considerable amount of intermediate information on their results. Unfortunately, it’s been provided in binary format that is presumably suited for people who speak Fortran with a Unix accent. I presume that such people converse with one another in medieval Latin. It’s not very handy for people who use modern languages. […]