Posts Tagged ‘ Citizen Climate Science ’

Using RClimate To Retrieve Climate Series Data

January 23, 2011
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Using RClimate To Retrieve Climate Series Data

This post shows how to use RClimate.txt to retrieve a climate time series and write a csv file in 5 lines of R script. One of my readers, Robert, wants to be able to download climate time series data and … Continue reading →

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Volcanic Solar Dimming, ENSO and Temperature Anomalies

January 21, 2011
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Volcanic Solar Dimming, ENSO and Temperature Anomalies

In previous posts I have shown plots of global temperature anomaly, volcano and Nino34 trends (here , here). In this post , I want to further  explore the role of volcanic eruptions and Nino34 phases (El Nino, La Nina) on … Continue reading →

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Climate Charts, Data and RClimate Scripts

January 16, 2011
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Climate Charts, Data and RClimate Scripts

While there are many online climate data resources, the source data files are in numerous data formats, presenting a challenge to climate citizen scientists who want to retrieve and analyze several climate indicators at the same time. I have been &#823...

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RClimate: Converting 5 Global Temperature Anomaly Series to A Common Baseline

January 6, 2011
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RClimate: Converting 5 Global Temperature Anomaly Series to A Common Baseline

The 5 global land-ocean temperature anomaly (LOTA) series use different baseline periods, making direct comparisons between the series more difficult than it would be if each series had the same baseline period. This post shows how to convert the 5 &#8...

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Plotting Atmospheric Temperature Structure and Lapse Rate

December 30, 2010
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Plotting Atmospheric Temperature Structure and Lapse Rate

This post presents an RClimate script to develop a temperature sounding profile and calculate the ambient lapse rate using University of Wyoming atmospheric sounding data. Understanding atmospheric structure and lapse rate is essential to a full unders...

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September Anomaly Trends Show Global Warming Continues: Update 1

October 26, 2010
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September Anomaly Trends Show Global Warming Continues: Update 1

In this post I present a trend chart which shows the September anomaly trends for the 5 major global temperature anomaly series and a table that shows how September 2010 ranks over the entire record for each series. The source … Continue reading ...

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Checking Do-It-Yourself Climate Science

October 18, 2010
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Checking Do-It-Yourself Climate Science

Do-it-yourself citizen scientists need to conduct proper data analysis to reach valid conclusions. In this post I show how the blogger Inconvenient Skeptic misleads himself on the role of the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation in  global warming becau...

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