|Re: CSRRT Enquiry // Burton // US Surface Temperature (USHCN)
You may recall our conversation last year, about the adjustments to the contiguous 48-State U.S. temperature record. Among other things, I asked for "pre-2007 versions of Fig.D"
(NASA GISS annual
average U.S. surface temps) for which I had searched in vain. I wrote:
You know that they say, "the devil is in the details," so can you point me to the pre-2007 versions of Fig.D, and to the actual station lists and temperature and adjustment and weighting data used, for
each of the stages of adjustment? ...
The other thing I asked for was the uncorrected data, as graphed in the 1999 version of the graph, above. The current ("adjusted USHCN") version of the annualized &
averaged temperature data is at http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs/Fig.D.txt, but I
can't find the earlier, unadjusted versions. I'm very glad to read from you that "all of that data is publicly available," and
from Dr. Ruedy that "NOAA/NCDC's USHCN data are still available, both the unadjusted and the various adjusted versions," but call
me a dunce, I just can't find it. Please help me out: where is that data, including the unadjusted versions?
You didn't know where to find it, either.
It seems to be newer & substantially different from the version depicted in that 1999 graph (e.g., it shows 1934 only 0.25 C
warmer than 1998, compared to 0.6 C warmer in the 1999 graph), but it is the oldest version I've found. It occurred to me that you might like to have it, so I've attached it to