Bustard Head Lighthouse weather station an example of nobody cared enough

The ABC have a story – Bustard Head Lighthouse near Agnes Water a relaxing place for volunteers to house-sit 31Dec22
When I check on BoM Climate Data Online (CDO) rainfall data for Bustard Head Lighthouse #39018 starts at 1885 and looks mostly complete to 1985 (when it was automated) then a big gap to 2003 then it is riddled with gaps to the present as is much weather data from the wide brown land. www.bom.gov.au/climate/data/?ref=ftr
Temperature shows in two blocks – 1913 to 1938 then 1953 to 1986. So we can record rainfall in recent decades but temperature is beyond the capacity of Australia, yet the photo in the ABC article shows a Stevenson screen.
In 2014 there was another media story – Lighthouse of horror: The disturbing history of Queensland’s Bustard Head lightstation Sam Clench 23May2014 www.news.com.au/travel/lighthouse-of-horror-the-disturbing-history-of-queenslands-bustard-head-lightstation/news-story/e44d619f78bcfa4dd275dafb04870968
I also blogged on the subject in 2015 – Was the automating of Australian lighthouses in the 1990’s a policy stupidity ?

via Errors in IPCC climate science


December 31, 2022 at 12:48AM

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