Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Swiss Re on sceptic arguments re AGW

A comprehensive refutation of sceptic arguments from an unexpected source - Swiss Re, a reinsurance firm. Here is their topic list:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Index of posts by category


An interactive topic index for all Moyhu posts.

A full chronological listing is given below. But you can click on any topic in the table to generate a list of posts, in reverse time order, relevant to that topic.









Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Venus temperatures and the adiabatic pump.

Science of Doom discussed recent theorizing on the causes of high temperatures on Venus, as did Chris Colose. On both blogs, Leonard Weinstein proposed a thought experiment in which a shell was placed over Venus - he believed that the high surface temperatures would remain. SoD took up this idea here, and there was further discussion. This post sets out my ideas on the problem, with some background.

It follows my earlier post on Venus and lapse rates, and a post from a while ago on the adiabatic heat pump.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A success for open coding!



Steven Mosher was looking through the code for TempLS v1.4 when he saw something puzzling and asked me about it. And sure enough, it was an error. One of those things a fresh pair of eyes can notice.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A temperature data collection for comparisons


I have been collecting global surface data series for comparison with models. In the process I've made a big table, which is handy for reading into R. It contains:
1. The surface land and ocean indices - Hadcrut3, GIStemp and NOAA (current to April 2010)
2. The two satellite lower trop indices - UAH and MSU RSS (likewise)
3. A collection of model results for surface air temp (SAT). There are 24 models, using SRES A1B (scenario), and a total of 57 runs.
The table goes from 1850 to 2300, although of course most columns have blanks before and after the real data.

The model run results were collected from Geert's KNMI site using Steve McIntyre's script.

There are two auxiliary files which give data describing the columns, and a readme.txt. They are all in the modeltable.zip file in the document repository.