Review comments on  climate papers by  key "IPCC Supportive"  scientists, you could say the "Global Warming Great and Good"
I thought it was time I assembled links to my reviews in one place.  Funny how the same names keep cropping up
Description of the new CRUT3 (land only) and HadCRUT3 (land & sea) global datsets by the Hadley Centre.
Brohan, P., Kennedy, J.J., Harris, I., Tett, S.F.B. and Jones, P.D., 2006: Uncertainty estimates in regional and global observed temperature changes: a new dataset from 1850. J Geophys Res, 111, D12106
I commented on large differences between the deceptively named CRUT3 by the Hadley Centre and the Jones et al CRUT2. Also see web page.
See also, Hadley Centre inserts more warming into New Zealand climate history
Supporting web page.
Have a look at the ridiculous HadCRUT3 outlier errors in 2003 in  New Zealand region SST's , work in progress, more errors to present, I need staff.
SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU06-A-06296
© European Geosciences Union 2006
Surface radiative forcings and effects on heat waves and greenhouse warming over the last decades in Europe
R. Philipona (1,2), B. Dürr (2) and C. Ruckstuhl (3)
(1) Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos, Switzerland, (2) MeteoSwiss, Zürich, Switzerland, (3) Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland (

Ah, now they discover the cause of the 2003 heat wave.
The issue that catches my eye here is the "about turn" from their 2004 and 2005 conclusions, implicit in their  findings now emphasizing that SOLAR radiation drove the 2003 heat wave but that their greenhouse forcing is driving  decadal warming over Europe.  See exact quote below from their Abstract

Overall our analysis indicates that heat waves are driven by strong but short-term shortwave forcing,  whereas the rapid warming in Europe over the last two decades is primarily related to longwave greenhouse forcing and a strong water vapor feedback.
Philipona, R., B. Dürr, A. Ohmura, and C. Ruckstuhl (2005), Anthropogenic greenhouse forcing and strong water vapor feedback increase temperature in Europe, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L19809, doi:10.1029/2005GL023624. PDF paper can be bought from AGU for US$9
My interest in this paper was sparked by claims on the Jennifer Marohasy Blog.
I have been surprised to find that the Philipona et al conclusions  are so strongly influenced by  their choice of the 1995-2002 period .
Classic cherrypicking.
Vose et al 2005, "An intercomparison of trends in surface air temperature analyses at the global, hemispheric, and grid-box scale",  Russell S. Vose, David Wuertz, and Thomas C.Peterson Climate Analysis Branch, National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, North Carolina, USA P. D. Jones Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK,GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 32, L18718, doi:10.1029/2005GL023502, 2005
See my Blog entry, "Is this 2005 paper by leading IPCC climate scientists, deceptive ?"  March 6th, 2007

and linked web page with new map showing huge differences between CRU and GHCN grid cells.
Greenhouse forcing outweighs decreasing solar radiation driving rapid
temperature rise over land
Rolf Philipona and Bruno Du¨rr
Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos, World Radiation Center, Davos Dorf, Switzerland
Received 6 July 2004; revised 1 September 2004; accepted 25 October 2004; published 25 November 2004.
They show data to end 2003 which obviously includes the 2003 heat wave. Yet arrive at completely different conclusions about the 2003 warming compared to their 2006 paper,  Abstract above, where short wave (solar) radiation is invoked for the 2003 event.
"A closer look at United States and global surface temperature change", by J. Hansen, R. Ruedy, M. Sato of  NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies  NY, M. Imhoff, W. Lawrence of  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center MD and D. Easterling, T. Peterson and T. Karl of NOAA National Climatic Data Center  NC.  JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 106, NO. D20, PAGES, 23,947–23,964, 2001

I am sure interested readers can obtain a copy of this paper from GISS.

GISS adjustments insert warming into rural stations
While working on the Florida 5 degree grid cell page, strange high warming trends were apparent in GISS (NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York) graphics at their web site for (at least) two rural  stations, Arcadia and Everglades.
Includes comments from Dr J Hansen by email

This habit of GISS has also been noted in Swedish data.
ClimateAudit has several posts on these issues. This one shows how GISS warms more than  HadCRUT3 over the USA 48 States.
The ClimateAudit search module will find more if you look for giss urban cooling
Easterling, D.R. et al., 1997, "Maximum and minimum temperature trends for the globe", Science, 277, 364-367.
David R. Easterling, Briony Horton, Philip D. Jones,Thomas C. Peterson, Thomas R. Karl, David E. Parker, M. James Salinger, Vyacheslav Razuvayev, Neil Plummer, Paul Jamason, Christopher K. Folland.
This landmark paper  authored by eleven members of the pro-IPCC climate establishment,   is one in a decade long rich  tradition of obfuscating and minimising true Urban Heat Island (UHI) contamination of datasets by clever misuse of the data aided and abetted by comradely referrees and sleepy editors.  Marvel at the error ridden colour maps.  Peer review ?, what peer review !!

Karl et al 1993, "A New Perspective on Recent Global Warming: Asymmetric Trends of Daily Maximum and Minimum Temperature", Thomas R. Karl,  Philip D. Jones,  Richard W. Knight,  George Kukla,  Neil Plummer,  Vyacheslav Razuvayev,  Kevin P. Gallo,  Janette Lindseay,  Robert J. Charlson, and Thomas C. Peterson.
Downloadable as pdf at BAMS
This paper is notable for its Fig 7 where the UHI contamination in Chinese and Japanese simply leaps out of the page. Yet these august authors fail  to "get the message"  in their Abstract, or conclusions.
Another whitewash of T data which does everything to ignore the UHI effect.  As I say, "turning a blind eye."
The Jones et al 1990 Letter to Nature: a rebuttal of some key points
Jones PD, Groisman PYa, Coughlan M, Plummer N, Wang WC, Karl TR (1990) Assessment of urbanization effects in time series of surface air temperatures over land. Nature 347:169-172.  Scanned pages available.
This paper is still a vital brick in the IPCC wall of denial of UHI influence in global T trends. This paper has been extensively reviewed and rebutted from the link opposite.  This work is ongoing and has been addressed  in several posts at ClimateAudit  in 2007 which are linked to at the bottom of the " Jones et al 1990 Letter to Nature" page at left.
1986,  Urban Warming, G. Kukla, J. Gavin, and T.R. Karl
Journal of Applied Meteorology, Volume 25, Issue 9 (September 1986)
To download pdf  copy

Click on Urban Warming  to read my comments
The point I am making is that Jones et al 1986, (see below) published in the same year and in the same Journal used 10 of Kukla et al's USA cities  in their  Northern Hemisphere compilation.
Yet Kukla, Gavin and Karl did not Comment in the Journal on this significant contradiction of their work.
Northern Hemisphere Surface Air Temperature Variations: 1851-1984
P.D. Jones, S.C.B. Raper, P.M. Kelly, and T.M.L. Wigley, R.S. Bradley and H.F. Diaz;
Journal of Applied Meteorology: Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 161-179.
Review starts at top of page. Great insights into what Jones et al actually did can be gleaned by reading scanned pages of the "Comment by Wood 1988 and the Wigley and Jones reply in which they list 9 errors in Wood's analysis. See my Table juxtaposing  their points with what Wood said.
See my point by point comments, make your own mind up.
Southern Hemisphere Surface Air Temperature Variations: 1851–1984
P.D. Jones, S.C.B. Raper, and T.M.L. Wigley;
Journal of Applied Meteorology: Vol. 25, No. 9, pp. 1213–1230.
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[2]  Tasman Institute 1991 review of the Australian component of temperature records used in the 1986 Jones et al Southern Hemisphere paper,
My first review of  seminal Jones et al  hemsispheric compilations that gave us "IPCC Global Warming as we now know it"