I looked at stations from the GHCN set that were rural, had data in
"LongRur" = tv$endyr>2009 & tv$length>90 & tv$urban == "A",
That yielded 61 stations.
Update: This topic was revisited here
Results and comparisons below the jump.
A summary of this series of posts is here.
First a map of the 61 stations. I've called the station set "LongRur":
Much more annual fluctuation, but the smoothed curves track well.
And here is GISS Land only:
Now a comparison of the inferred temperature with GISS Land/ocean. This and the next are less direct analogues, because of the inclusion of ocean temperatures.
Here are the plots of the TempLS outputs with trends and a smooth, over two time periods:
Trend ComparisonHere are the linear trends, 1902 to 2009, in deg C/Decade
|The match to the land-only trend (CRUTEM3) is very good.|