Icelandic Met Office Sells Out To Gavin

This is a huge story.  We are closing the noose on NASA climate fraud.

The Canberra Times has an article today attacking Senator Roberts over a letter he sent questioning the adjustments NASA (i.e. GHCN) has made in Iceland. Senator Roberts asked Gavin to explain his adjustments, and Gavin responded with an insult. Totally unacceptable behavior for a public servant.

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The article quoted Truasti Jónsson saying the adjustments were all good.

In an email, Truasti Jonsoon, senior meteorologist with a specialty in historical climatology at the Icelandic Meteorological Office, told Senator Roberts that the temperature “adjustments” are “quite sound”.

NASA chief slaps down climate sceptic senator Malcolm Roberts: ‘You hold a number of misconceptions’

 

Four years ago, Paul Homewood contacted the same Truasti Jónsson at the Icelandic Met Office about the adjustments GHCN was doing to the Icelandic temperature record, and got this response, saying that the Met Office rejected the adjustments some of which were grossly in error. (Also note that the author of the Canberra Times article spelled Jónsson’s name wrong.)

From: Trausti Jónsson
To: paul homewood
Cc: Halldór Björnsson
Sent: Monday, 23 January 2012, 17:40
Subject: Re: monthly temperatures
Hi Paul.
We have sent a questions to the GHCN database regarding this and they will look into the problem. Regarding your questions:

a) Were the Iceland Met Office aware that these adjustments are being made?
No we were not aware of this.
b) Has the Met Office been advised of the reasons for them?
No, but we are asking for the reasons
c) Does the Met Office accept that their own temperature data is in error, and that the corrections applied by GHCN are both valid and of the correct value? If so, why?
The GHCN “corrections” are grossly in error in the case of Reykjavik but not quite as bad for the other stations. But we will have a better look. We do not accept these “corrections”.
d) Does the Met Office intend to modify their own temperature records in line with GHCN?
No. 

No changes have been made in the Stykkisholmur series since about 1970, the Reykjavík and Akureyri series that I sent you have been slightly adjusted for major relocations and changes in observing hours. Because of the observing hour changes, values that where published before 1924 in Reykjavík and before 1928 in Akureyri  are not compatible with the later calculation practices. For other stations in Iceland values published before 1956 are incompatible with later values except at stations that observed 8 times per day (but the differences are usually small). The linked paper outlines these problems (in English):Climatological1960.pdf

The monthly publication Vedrattan 1924 to 1997 (in Icelandic) is available at:
http://timarit.is/view_page_init.jsp?pubId=278&lang=is&navsel=666

and earlier data (in Icelandic and Danish – with a summary in French) at:
http://timarit.is/view_page_init.jsp?pubId=240&lang=is&navsel=666

http://timarit.is/view_page_init.jsp?pubId=241&lang=is&navsel=666

Monthly data from all stations from 1961 onwards :
http://www.vedur.is/Medaltalstoflur-txt/Manadargildi.html

Best wishes,
Trausti J.


Originally Posted at : Another GISS miss, this time in Iceland | Watts Up With That?

In a 2015 article by Cristopher Booker at the UK Telegraph, Jónsson was amazed to see how GHCN had made the cold of the 1970’s disappear in Iceland.

Homewood has now turned his attention to the weather stations across much of the Arctic, between Canada (51 degrees W) and the heart of Siberia (87 degrees E). Again, in nearly every case, the same one-way adjustments have been made, to show warming up to 1 degree C or more higher than was indicated by the data that was actually recorded. This has surprised no one more than Traust Jonsson, who was long in charge of climate research for the Iceland met office (and with whom Homewood has been in touch). Jonsson was amazed to see how the new version completely “disappears” Iceland’s “sea ice years” around 1970, when a period of extreme cooling almost devastated his country’s economy.

The graph below shows how NASA altered the data at Reykjavik in 2014, as captured by Paul Homewood.

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Trausti appears to have “changed his mind” about this, just like Chief Justice Roberts and Director Comey did.

The 1930’s-1940’s were very warm in that region, from Eastern Greenland to Norway. The glaciers of Eastern Greenland and Norway were melting very quickly and faced the possibility of catastrophic collapse. It was clearly much warmer in 1939 than it is now.

Frank Lansner also provided a more detailed reference of how Arctic data has been adjusted.

Every single one of the stations in the region has had the past cooled via “adjustments”. These adjustments are absurd, just like they were four years ago. Perhaps part of the adjustment at Vestmannaeyjar was justifiable, but taken as a whole the adjustments have no validity, just as Trausti said four years ago, before he changed his mind.

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32 Responses to Icelandic Met Office Sells Out To Gavin

  1. Paul Evans says:

    I wonder what sort of grant it took for him to see the adjustments as ‘necessary’?

    • Gail Combs says:

      More likely the wording in the IMF/World Bank loans that Iceland was force to take thanks to criminal Banksters that bankrupted the country.

  2. AndyG55 says:

    This sort of thing happens WAY too often.

    Money?

    Bullying?

    ….or more insidious pressure on family or something like that.

    With Soros.. I would suspect first the money.. and if didn’t work the last option.

    An EVIL man, that is for sure.

  3. AndyG55 says:

    “before he changed his mind.”

    or before he had his mind changed for him !

  4. AndyG55 says:

    What the **** is going on ??

    3-4 days ago , Climate Reanalysis showed a very warm anomaly over the Arctic

    Here is what it looks like now. !

  5. Phillip Cowan says:

    I am not sure what this blog is actually saying. To me it simply shows a comment from Jonsson 4 years ago at a time when he did not know the reasons for or was even was aware of change being made by another organisation (GHCN). ON face value he went away to investigate further and if this was a journey embarked on scientifically and rigorously, it is exactly the right step. After this he know comes down to the same conclusion as Schmidt.
    Are you not simply supporting Schmidt’s view, unless of course there is a huge conspiracy that we have to believe on faith.

    • Stewart Pid says:

      We aren’t surprised you don’t get it!!

    • Louis Hooffstetter says:

      Phillip, this is not data from a superconducting super-collider, these are simple temperature readings. Temperature data needs very little adjusting if any. Because the data has been adjusted well beyond the measurement error, it’s no longer valid. You simply can’t draw valid conclusions from it.

      The adjustments are neither scientific nor rigorous. When accountants do this they go to jail for FRAUD!!

      • Phillip Cowan says:

        But it is not measurement error they are adjusting for , it is for a relocation of measurement sites and an inconsistency in the time periods throughout they day that they are trying to make comparable. Seems pretty valid to me.

    • tonyheller says:

      He said “We do not accept these corrections” and he had no intention of implementing them. Gavin knows nothing about them and blamed them on NOAA.

      And I do not accept your BS or your intentions in writing this FUD.

      • Phillip Cowan says:

        My apparent BS is simply questioning and enquiry. Not accepting a discussion point I guess closes the whole discussion off without me or anyone learning anymore.

        So be it I guess

    • rw says:

      If you go back through the climatology literature, you will find that the curve for Reykjavik showing midcentury cooling is iconic. Also look at what Jonsson said about that period – Iceland’s economy was devastated by cold at that time – unlike the time just before.

  6. wert says:

    In an email, Truasti Jonsoon, senior meteorologist

    The author could not get even the first name right, nor the patronyme, why should the statement itself be right? I love so much this “science” stuff where details can be off by the exponent and seven letters in a name are guadrianed.

    I’m asking this for real. The world is so mad it could be the claimed mail doesn’t exist or wasn’t sent by Trausti Jónsson.

    Mr Jónsson said also this: (pardon google translation)

    “Gudmundur, this article is terrible confusion – best to leave comments on this alone.”
    Trausti Jonsson, 11 February 2015

    (in comment to this)

    “Blessed Trausti, would be nice to hear this comment from you on the article in the Telegraph recently where the author cites in you. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/globalwarming/11395516/The-fiddling-with-temperature-data-is-the-biggest-science-scandal-ever.html
    Gudmundur

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  8. Svend Ferdinandsen says:

    I believe Iceland met office still keeps their own results.
    http://en.vedur.is/climatology/articles/nr/1213
    This link has a lot of good information regarding temperature in Iceland.

  9. OrganicFool says:

    His name is Trausti not Truasti.

    Tighten that noose.

  10. Paul Evans says:

    Gavin has been Tweeting to Senator Roberts for the past few months, it is strange that he now claims he did’t know who the Senator was!!

  11. Gail Combs says:

    ROTFLMAO…
    I just read these comments over at the ConservativeTreeHouse.

    unseen1 says:
    November 19, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    the left’s meltdown after the election proves we made the right choice in electing Trump. do we really want these children ruinning our country? The total disrespect shown to the OFFICE of the VP is astounding. They care nothing for the OFFICES of our government nor our country. At this point if PE Trump wanted to round all this anti-american idiots up and deport them to greenland I wouldn’t care one bit. They are creating their own nightmare by their actions. .

    navysquid says:
    November 19, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    They’d also find out that Greenland isn’t really green and yes, global warming hasn’t just yet arrived to Greenland. Come to think about it…I like your idea. “Get him outta here…”

    Since navysquid seconded the idea, all in favor say AYE!

    I am sure the Greenland Golf Course could use several million souls to help keep the golf course snow and ice free for Obummer….

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    Government is changing the climate with geoengineering. Spraying chemicals creating Chemtrails. I saw the planes yesterday around 10:00am. They filled the sky with that crap, heavy metals. It caused an overcast on a sunny day. I live in North East Alabama whete we’re currently suffering extreme drought. Every natural Storm front is dissipating right the Alabama state line. They have the chemicals and radio frequency generators going that’s causing this drought. Weather modification is killing the planet. This is global weather warfare. It needs to be stopped. I’m praying Trump scraps this devastating program before it destroys our planet. Obama is all wrapped up in this mess. Giving our hard earned tax money to the UN. Billions of dollars. ISIS is a real threat. Climate change is Fake. Soros pays Al Gore 10 million a year to keep this crap going to.
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  17. Lone Gunman says:

    Looks like Gavin Schmitt will be looking for a new job come January 21st, 2017!!

    Trump to scrap Nasa climate research in crackdown on ‘politicized science’

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