Paul Homewood on South African weather stations

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

nmaps

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/gistemp/nmaps.cgi?sat=4&sst=3&type=anoms&mean_gen=1212&year1=2013&year2=2013&base1=1951&base2=1980&radius=1200&pol=rob

We have already seen that the GISS temperature record in East and North Africa is utterly worthless, and probably grossly misleading, being based on a tiny number of stations, all of which are urban or airport based.

But if there is one place on the continent where we might expect a decent selection of high quality sites, it would be South Africa. However, it appears things are little better there.

According to GISS, the country has had about 0.5C or so of warming, compared to 1951-80.

There are twelve sites currently reporting on the GISS database, but only three which match the GISS criteria as “rural”, i.e. with a Brightness Index of 10 or under. As we see below, two of these are busy airport sites, linked to large towns.

1) George Airport

station

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/gistemp/show_station.cgi?id=141688280000&dt=1&ds=14

The station is based at this airport:

George

http://africa.cwsurf.de/George.htm

According to Wiki

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