Extreme UHI Fraud At NOAA

NOAA has 16 USHCN stations in Maryland, but they have stopped collecting data from all but four of them. One of the disappearing stations is at Laurel, which has been collecting since 1895 – but no data reported since August 2015.

Laurel raw data shows no warming over the past 60 years, but Beltsville (at I-95 and The Beltway) is five miles closer to Washington DC and shows two degrees warming during that period as the city has expanded. Beltsville is one of the four stations still reporting.

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The fact that 75% of the stations in Maryland are missing doesn’t stop NOAA from fabricating temperatures for the 12 missing ones. Laurel is located midway between Washington DC and Baltimore, where another one of the four active stations is located.

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NOAA generates the fake Laurel temperature data by interpolating from the neighboring stations, which in this case would be UHI infected Beltsville and Baltimore. The graph below shows how Laurel temperatures are adjusted by USHCN. They cool pre-1975 temperatures and warm post-1975 temperatures. The exact opposite of what would be expected.

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But here is where the NOAA fraud really gets ugly. Beltsville raw temperatures have warmed two degrees over the last 60 years due to Urban Heat island effects. But instead of adjusting recent temperatures downwards to compensate, they do the exact opposite and massively cool the past.

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The final temperature graph for Beltsville shows almost five degrees warming over the past 60 years, when in fact there has been none.

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This level of fraud defies explanation, but is standard operating procedure at NOAA and NASA.

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15 Responses to Extreme UHI Fraud At NOAA

  1. Joe Windy says:

    I guess we cant expect unregulated industry to act ethically

  2. Theyouk says:

    Hi Tony–Dumb question here from a not-very-PC-savvy person….
    I’ve downloaded v1.3. Can you point me to a step-by-step walk-through? When I pick a site and attempt to run a query, it shows that it’s trying to download the data, but then it fails. How big is the source file–can I download that locally to eliminate the need to go to NOAA/USHCN/etc.? Also, for ‘Number of points to average’–what should one do here? Again, sorry for the kindergarten-level questions. I’m eager to use this thing! Thank!

  3. Mark Albright says:

    The Laurel USHCN station was closed in August 2015. According to the Historical Observing Metadata Repository (HOMR) the reason for closing Laurel 3 W was due to construction at the site:

    “INACTIVATE STATION DUE TO LACK OF SUITABLE SITE TO MOVE EQUIPMENT TO DUE TO ONGOING CONSTRUCTION AT CURRENT LOCATION. “

  4. CheshireRed says:

    Your exposure of this blatant fraud will get its reward upon a change of US government. The Donald may not be everyone’s cup of tea (or Cruz for that matter) but if one of those guys makes the WH I’d have your ducks in a row for a call if I were you Tony.
    The beauty of this fraud (for sceptics) is the perps have necessarily had to put it into the public domain – so now it cannot simply be removed. Keep at it – it’s brilliant work that deserves wider recognition, and you’ll get it, too.

    • rw says:

      I’d love to know something about the social dynamics at NOAA right about now. This case of official shenanigans is so outré that it almost seems like Mickey Mouse and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

      • ossqss says:

        Do you think they paid attention to what happened in Australia after the science budget was settled there?

        Just sayin….. they better.

  5. tonyheller says:

    You probably have something blocking the download

    You can get the files from here:
    ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/ghcn/daily/all/

    Just put them in the same directory where the executable is

  6. Theyouk says:

    Thanks Tony–I’ll try that later today.

    One thing I remembered–back in 2013, a guy at one of SAP’s partners (John Appleby at Bluefin Solutions; he’s on LinkedIn) did a climate data crunch/visualization exercise of historical Virginia climate data using SAP’s HANA in-memory technology and the Lumira visual reporting tool. You can find a short video on that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5BN_cOhG3w

    No surprise that he found…no warming trend. I mention this because I wouldn’t be surprised if he had a) continued to dabble in this; and b) might have some ideas should you be looking to do real-time analysis of staggeringly large volumes of data.

    Thanks again Tony!

    PS–I wouldn’t be surprised if he caught some flack back then for taking a somewhat ‘AGW is BS’ position and tying it to SAP’s name. I work there and it doesn’t necessarily make one popular to publicly take an opposing position.

    • Theyouk says:

      Then again, you’ve been at this for years, so it’s perhaps more likely that you could give him some ideas. Regardless, I’m just trying to get more folks moving in your same direction.

  7. Unbelievable fraud by NOAA.

    “The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.”
    – Adolf Hitler

  8. John F. Hultquist says:

    As I write (about 8:40 pm) the Weather Service uses Baltimore-Washington International Airport (KBWI), 10.9 miles NE of Laurel, for a temperature shown if one asks for Laurel, MD. That temp is 20°F.
    Weather Underground reports from KFME, 4.9 miles east of Laurel. This is on the south side of HWY #32, the Patuxent Fwy. This is a very green and wooded area. The temp listed is 18.3° F.

  9. ItsGettingHotinHereSo says:

    Related but not related.

    Post from Steven Mosher on Climate Audit in July of 2007 regarding adjustments.

    …..What I find odd is the number of stations that have been placed in the places most likely to be skewed by human activity.

    24/7 monitoring or even daily monitoring ( not remote) looks like it pushed selection
    of sites to places where humans exist 24/7.

    the post office, the newspaper, the firestation, the airport, the sewage treatment place.

    unintended consequence of requiring daily reportage.

    steven mosher

    Posted Jul 21, 2007 at 5:49 PM | Permalink

    Santa barbara adjustment. Conforms to my specualtion. A poorly sited station is
    Cooled first and then warmed. Preserving a hockey stick in the current period.

  10. Keith says:

    Wonderful post

  11. This is clear and concise. Keep it up. I post them on FB every time. My cat videos get like 30 likes, climate fraud 3, but I keep up the fight. Know that you are appreciated.

  12. barry says:

    An examination of station moves, time of observation changes, if any, and other available meta data should nail this down. Mark Albright has already established that the Laurel station was closed due to construction. What else have we got?

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