Sometimes the sun shines through, reflects off and other optical effects of cloud. This does lead to insolation well in excess of the maximum for the time of year. An instance is shown above complete with an hourly sky thumbnail which almost caught one at the time, the effect comes and goes very quickly.
Archive for the ‘Analysis’ Category
According to Jaworowski there was cherry picking by Callendar as above and he gives reference.
Always worth a reblog. The climate establishment’s response to this submission was to get the IOP sub-committee which produced the report abolished, and to smear its members.
The disclosure of climate data from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia
The Institute of Physics is a scientific charity devoted to increasing the practice, understanding and application of physics. It has a worldwide membership of over 36,000 and is a leading communicator of physics-related science to all audiences, from specialists through to government and the general public. Its publishing company, IOP Publishing, is a world leader in scientific publishing and the electronic dissemination of physics.
The Institute is pleased to submit its views to inform the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry, ‘The disclosure of climate data from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia’.
The submission details our response to the questions listed in the call for evidence, which was prepared with input from the Institute’s Science Board, and its Energy Sub-group.
What are the implications of the disclosures for the integrity of scientific research?
Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. A National Trust property, web site entry
57.442805° -2.389692° Google browser map
Altitude 55 metres
AWS since 1994, manual data record from 1959
Estimated Class 4, fails Class 3 on ground cover within 10 metres. (to WMO 1046, 2010)
UHI, microclimate, in a garden. Distance, none.
I need to add I have a close lat/long but no cross reference images or other information so I might have incorrectly located the Stevenson screen.
Tags: Booker, Farage, UKIP
Ukip vote is payback time for a political class that has lost the plot
Christopher Booker – Telegraph 5/5/13
When the front page of Thursday’s Daily Telegraph showed a beaming Nigel Farage holding up a Private Eye cover headed “Ukip Triumph” over a picture of a bunch of clowns, I recalled a day just before the 1997 general election. I had been invited to give the keynote address to the first Ukip national conference in Central Hall Westminster. I told the 900-strong audience that there would be only two parties fighting that election. One consisted of the Tories, Labour and Lib Dems who, not just on Europe but on a whole range of issues, had become almost identical. The other was Ukip, the only party trying to fight for the people of Britain against a “political class” that, in alliance with Brussels, had hijacked our democracy.
What follows shows nothing new but is food for thought given the matter of pyrgeometers on the Talkshop.
1st May was a particularly sunny day in southern England but cool, with a continuing wind from Norway via the North Sea.
Gringley On The Hill, Nottinghamshire. Village has a web site.
Seems on a small farm.
Image spring 2012. 11km Doncaster airport, probably a former RAF base and maybe an earlier location.
“24 hours ending 2200 on 28 Apr 2013:
UK Highest max 0900-2100 14.9 °C Gringley On The Hill”
Red line and arrow, line of sight for Google Streetview, see below.
Killowen, County Down, Northern Ireland, Killowen Outdoor Centre, Carlingford Lough.
Data from 1997, as AWS from about 2000, older data somewhere near from 1961
24 hours ending 2200 on 27 Apr 2013:
UK Highest max 0900-2100 12.9 °C Killowen
Altitude 4 metres
Estimated Class 4, fails Class 3 on > 10% “Ground covered with natural and low vegetation (<25 cm) representative of the region;” and “at more than 10 m from artificial heat sources and reflective surfaces (buildings, concrete surfaces, car parks, etc.)” with 10 metres. (hedge / wall)
UHI, local, isolated marina, heated public centre, vehicle parking, signs of outfall close to lough edge. Distance, none.
The origin of “the other big bang theory” dates back to 1766 when the astronomer Johann Daniel Titius of Wittenberg noted a strange “gap” [or “empty space”] in the pattern of planetary distances.
If one began a numerical sequence at 0, then included 3, 6, 12, 24, 48, etc., doubling each time, and added four to each number and divided by 10, this produced a remarkably close approximation to the radii of the orbits of the known planets as measured in astronomical units.
This pattern, now known as the Titius–Bode law, predicted the semi-major axes of the six planets of the time (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) provided one allowed for a “gap” between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
In his footnote Titius declared,
“But should the Lord Architect have left that space empty? Not at all.”