At ClimateAudit, Steve McIntyre has a Feb 19 2007 post ” Jones and the Russian UHI”, tackling the issue of replicating what was done in the highly influential Jones et al 1990 Letter to Nature.
See my rebuttal of this pivotal Jones et al 1990 Letter to Nature at: www.warwickhughes.com/papers/90lettnat.htm
Steve recounts how years ago he asked Dr Jones for the Western USSR station data and was given various reasons why the data had been lost.
By chance I had tried in late 2005 to identify the 38 rural stations in Jones et al’s Western USSR series. When starting out on this detective work I expected that most of the station identities would jump out at me when these localities were examined carefully using a digital atlas, Encarta2000. However, this has not been the case and I have decided to record my quest on a webpage
Using mapping software I work through a series of maps adding data and I find that even using Jones 1994 station data, there are still 26 mystery stations in the 38 station rural series of Jones et al 1990. I have tried the GHCN station inventory but this is little different to Jones 1994. Ditto the NDP040 223 station USSR dataset that CDIAC holds, this is little different to the GHCN.
Clearly what we need to locate is an inventory file of Russian meteorological station lats & longs that is much bigger than 223 stations, probably between 500 and 1000 stations in size.
Can anybody assist either with a file, or an intro to an institute that might have the list of station that are much more numerous than in the GHCN? Please email to inward (at sign) warwickhughes.com