Tag Archives: trend

Schmidt’s Histogram Diagram Doesn’t Refute Christy

In my most recent post,  I discussed yet another incident in the long running dispute about the inconsistency between models and observations in the tropical troposphere – Gavin Schmidt’s twitter mugging of John Christy and Judy Curry.   Included in Schmidt’s exchange with Curry was a diagram with a histogram of model runs. In today’s […]

Trends using Maximum Likelihood

For a seemingly simple topic, the calculation of trends and their confidence intervals has provoked a lot of commentary (see any number of threads at Lucia’s). Today, I’m presenting what I think is an interesting approach to the problem using maximum likelihood. In a way, the approach builds on work that I did last year […]