It is time to get Australian Bureau of Meteorology station histories out of archives – we need to see how good BoM metadata is

The best reference I know to BoM station diaries is the 45 page summary by Simon Torok for his 1996 PhD thesis – “The development of a high quality historical temperature data base for Australia” This can be downloaded in full in several parts at – minerva-access.unimelb.edu.au/handle/11343/39449

However the Appendix A1 containing the 45 page [...]

Amazing breakthrough by Dr Jennifer Marohasy getting articles critical of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology in our national media

A rare example of the MSM publishing anything critical of the BoM “The Australian newspaper says – Bureau ‘altering climate figures’ – on page 9 of their The Nation section. My A4 scanner did not capture the full headline. Then Andrew Bolt asks a pertinent question – How much of this warming is real? How [...]

Renmark Aero has coldest ever 7 day run of August minimum temperatures – that is in eastern South Australia

Checking Renmark Aero minimums for 7 days 2 August to 8 August 2014 and they average -3.97°C. Renmark has two stations with daily max & min T available – 24016 Renmark with data from 1957 to 2001 which had no seven day spell in August even breaking zero. Then Renmark Aero 24048 with data from [...]

Canberra Airport has coldest ever 14 day run of August minimum temperatures

Checking Canberra Airport minimums for 14 days 2 August to 15 August 2014 and they average -4.55°C. I think this is a record cold run of 14 cold minimums in August – since 1939 that is. The next coldest 14 day spell I found was -4.25°C from 4th to 17th August 1994. Has anybody noticed [...]

3rd August 2014 saw record cold mornings in Hay, Hillston and Lake Victoria – in New South Wales that is

While roughing it in a motel in the wilds of central NSW I heard the ABC weather lady say that Adelaide was enjoying a record cold August morning – a record since 1888 I think. Yesterday was a pretty hard frost here so I have quickly checked a few records and it looks to me [...]

“National Night-time Hotspot” (NNTHS) errors still in BoM temperature anomaly maps 2002-2007

In February I wrote about persistent errors in BoM min temperature anomaly maps over a station in the south west of the Northern Territory – errors I first noticed in 2011. “Australian Bureau of Meteorology still have persistent errors in their temperature anomaly maps” The errors are still there for the entire 72 months 2002-2007 [...]

How long does it take the Australian BoM to fix a simple 10°C error in their AWAP temperature anomaly maps?

On the 5th I posted – Southwest Queensland heat wave 2 July 2014 – pointing out the 10 degree error for the Bedourie max on 2 July. After a couple more days the 30 was fixed to a 20 here. But I see this morning 14th July after another week passes – that the 10 [...]

Global warming strikes Queensland – Brisbane has coldest morning in 103 years

Brisbane records coldest morning in 103 years – despite the ever growing urban heat island – records falling in several other towns. I am sure sure there will be more to say about this – too busy now.

Southwest Queensland heat wave 2nd July 2014

I noticed this aberration in BoM max anomaly maps – on checking I see that Bedourie on 2 July recorded 19° at 3pm. Yet they have 30° recorded here. So we are expected to believe that the temperature rocketed 11 degrees quicktime It just amazes me that such an obvious outlier can get through BoM [...]

Great to see Andrew Bolt exposing that more and more researchers are speaking out how temperature data is being altered to cool the past

Andrew asks – How much global warming is just fiddled data? – good question!!