A review of the temperature stations across the U.S. shows that the data from them are universally corrupt and cannot show the actual temperature record.
The NOAA has created temperature-reading stations all across the country to record temperatures and to attain on ongoing record. But, according to a review of the location of the stations shows that they are placed in areas where the true record can’t be realized because there is too much heat interference surrounding them.
Indeed, the locations of stations violate the NOAA’s own guidelines for heat interference.
“A new study, Corrupted Climate Stations: The Official U.S. Surface Temperature Record Remains Fatally Flawed, finds approximately 96 percent of U.S. temperature stations used to measure climate change fail to meet what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) considers to be “acceptable” and uncorrupted placement by its own published standards,” the report reads, according to climate blog Watts Up With That?
The report, published by The Heartland Institute, was compiled via satellite and in-person survey visits to NOAA weather stations that contribute to the “official” land temperature data in the United States. The research shows that 96% of these stations are corrupted by localized effects of urbanization – producing heat-bias because of their close proximity to asphalt, machinery, and other heat-producing, heat-trapping, or heat-accentuating objects. Placing temperature stations in such locations violates NOAA’s own published standards (see section 3.1 at this link), and strongly undermines the legitimacy and the magnitude of the official consensus on long-term climate warming trends in the United States.
“With a 96 percent warm-bias in U.S. temperature measurements, it is impossible to use any statistical methods to derive an accurate climate trend for the U.S.” said Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Anthony Watts, the director of the study. “Data from the stations that have not been corrupted by faulty placement show a rate of warming in the United States reduced by almost half compared to all stations.”
The NOAA’s own standards say that the temperature stations have to be in areas that don’t have residual heat surrounding them. Stations in the middle of concrete-laden cities, in other words, are no good because the data is corrupted by all the heat a city exudes.
So, as it happens, all the temp records recorded by the NOAA is totally useless and shows way too many high temperatures.
“If you look at the unperturbed stations that adhere to NOAA’s published standard – ones that are correctly located and free of localized urban heat biases – they display about half the rate of warming compared to perturbed stations that have such biases,” the report says. “Yet, NOAA continues to use the data from their warm-biased century-old surface temperature networks to produce monthly and yearly reports to the U.S. public on the state of the climate”
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