Archive | July, 2017

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Bureau Misleads Minister Frydenberg on Goulburn

RATHER than admit that temperature dropped to a record low -10.4 degree Celsius on the morning of Sunday 2nd July at Goulburn, the Bureau of Meteorology has come-up with yet another even more absurd story. Responding to a letter from Josh Frydenberg, the Minister for  Environment and Energy, Andrew Johnson, CEO and Director of Meteorology, […]

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Jennifer walking in the rain along Weyba Creek,  Noosaville, August 2014.

Skilful Monthly Rainfall Forecasts

THE accurate weather forecast of James Stagg back in June 1944 is considered crucial to the successful D-day invasion that changed the course of WWII. Should we find ourselves at war again, is there an institution or individual capable of providing an accurate short or long-term weather forecast? Dr John Abbot and I are working towards […]

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The screenshot taken soon after 5.30am on the morning of Sunday 16th July 2017.  This clearly shows the Automatic Weather Station at Thredbo recorded at temperature of -10.4 degree Celsius.

Bureau Still Limiting Cooling to Minus 10 Degrees

TWO weeks ago, in response to my queries the Australian Bureau of Meteorology acknowledged that it had put in place limits on the lowest temperature that an individual weather station could record.  So, when the automatic weather station which now operates in the town of Goulburn (not far from Canberra), recorded a measurement of minus […]

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In Search of a New Way

FIFTY years ago, on 7 July 1967, Time magazine ran a cover story entitled, ‘The Hippies: Philosophy of a Subculture’.   Modern environmentalism is in some ways a product of this Flower Power movement, but a still-born version. It has become replete with particular moral codes – right ways of doing things – ostensibly underpinned by a […]

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A simple histogram of daily minimum temperatures as recorded at Goulburn airport (station number 70330) from July 1990 to yesterday.

Bureau Now Sets Strict Limits on Cooling

OVER recent years I have documented the blatant remodelling of temperature measurements through the process of homogenisation. I have explained that it is the homogenised datasets that are used to report climate change by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO.   I had assumed, however, that the raw data, kept in the CDO dataset, […]

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