GHCN – South America, Andes? What Andes?

The problems with station data and smearing red ‘heat’ all over maps is long known as this post from Chiefio in 2011 shows (there are lots more there).

Musings from the Chiefio

White, Green, or Brown?  Decisions Decisions

South American Andes

Andes? What Andes?

Looking at South America by altitude is complicated by all that Brazilian low land. You get a better view when you look “Country by Country”. And there are some strange things going on in those countries with The Andes running through them. There is a general movement out of the mountains and toward the beach. But is there anything particularly surprising?

Yes.

Bolivia. It is that big block of elevated ‘whitish’ toward the top of the image. A very high elevation country, with no beach. What to do, what to do… How about “Nuke Bolivia?”

Nuke Bolivia?

Weather Underground can still find Bolivia, wonder why GHCN can’t?

http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/85201.html

Huayna Bolivia - Can't Have That!

Original Image

The GHCN “By Altitude” report for Bolivia, Country Code 302:

 [chiefio@tubularbells Alts]$ cat Therm.by.Alt302.Dec.ALT Year -MSL 20 50 100 200 300 400 500 1000 2000 Space DAltPct: 1919 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0…

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