Yet again, we have to ask: do the Bureau of Meteorology care about Australia’s long term climate trend? Are they even trying?
Bourke could be one of the top ten most influential temperature sites in the world, mostly by virtue of being miles from anywhere, and used to homogenize a large slab of the land mass of Australia. Bill Johnston documents how changes to the site create most of the temperature trend.
The Bureau of Meteorology’s fancy magical and secret homogenization protocol does not detect changes that obviously affect the temperature (like the clearing in the photo below). But sometimes the BoM make “corrections” to site changes that don’t appear to have mattered. The BoM don’t even document major site changes a lot of the time, even iconic sites that affect huge areas are badly managed.
The town is the last outpost of civilization, so infamous it has it’s own cliche: “The back of […]
February 26, 2018 at 02:40AM