Strange Happenings In Circleville, Ohio

The temperature record dies by thousands of small cuts.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

As a diligent accountant (!), I never trust anything, and like to double check. While I was working on the Ohio exercise, the adjustment for 1934 at Circleville stood out , so I decided to cross check against the USHCN station files.

At the end of each year, CDIAC update all of the USHCN station records, which can provide a variety of data.

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http://cdiac.ornl.gov/epubs/ndp/ushcn/ushcn_map_interface.html

The dataset for Circleville provides this list of the monthly temperatures after adjustment for 1934.

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Meanwhile, the USHCN Final dataset, the one actually used by NCDC for national temperature calculations, gives us these figures. These are in tenths of a degree centigrade.

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If we convert the first lot of temperatures into centigrade, and compare, we get:

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The latest USHCN Final data are all about 0.4C higher than the station data. The suggestion is that the former has been altered since the station data…

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