Friday, November 14, 2008

Memo to Gavin Schmidt

From: He Whose Name You are Not Allowed to Utter

Gavin, you said:

[Response: There are still (at least) four stations that have Oct data in place of september data but that didn’t report september data (Kirensk, Irkutsk, Bratsk, Erbogacen). I expect that the SEP=OCT check that NOAA did, just didn’t catch these. Still, this is embarassing - but will be fixed today. Nobody is ‘indifferent’. - gavin]

As you said elsewhere:

Why anyone would automatically assume something nefarious was going on without even looking at the numbers is a mystery to me.

Why would you assume that Erbogacen, Kirensk, Bratsk and Irkutsk did not report September data? I hope that you didn't do so "without looking at the numbers". Just to make things easy for you, here is a script that will do download daily GHCN data for you.

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