24 Feb 2008, 7:03pm
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Garbage in, garbage out: More bad warming data

Another temperature-monitor station riddled with problems, says meteorologist

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WASHINGTON – A meteorologist performing a comprehensive study of temperature-monitoring stations that provide data about global warming says the official facility at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is riddled with problems that render it useless to scientists.

But the data collected there is being used nonetheless.

Anthony Watts concludes in his investigation that the station at O’Hare is affected by an urban heat effect that would make temperature readings inaccurate as an indicator of what is actually occurring regionally.

“The community around O’Hare was much smaller during World War II, when the airport was built, than it is now,” says Watts. “The area had a significantly less-urban population and lacked the acres of concrete and asphalt that exist there today.”… [more]

24 Feb 2008, 7:08pm
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Anthony Watts has an excellent website, Watts Up With That [here]. W.I.S.E. has linked to it at our Paleobotany and Paleoclimatology Colloquia.

Watts has done cutting-edge work on urban heat islands and identified dozens of poorly located weather stations. The project website is [here]. Summaries of project findings can be found [here].



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