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How not to measure temperature, part 76 November 26, 2008

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How not to measure temperature, part 76

From Watts Up with That?, November 24, 2008

Oberlin_Looking_East

Click for the Oberlin image gallery

This is the USHCN station of record for Oberlin KS. COOP # 145906 It was installed at this location in March 2008.

The idea behind the surface network is to measure the near surface temperature. Unfortunately, this one does it “nearer” to the surface than others.

Thanks to surfacestations volunteer Robert Edward Watson for taking this photo. Here is what he wrote about it in the station survey form:

Height of shelter above local surface: 40″ Last pole broke, curator
is waiting for government guys to come and fix.

The standard observing height is 1.5 meters (~ 60 inches). At 40 inches, this one is ~ 20 inches too short.

The GISTEMP plot for Oberlin has a curious step at the end:

Read the rest of the article, click below link:

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2008/11/24/how-not-to-measure-temperature-part-76

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