Posted by Jeff Condon on December 31, 2009
It’s the end of the year of course so it’s a good time to say thanks to everyone who has contributed and read here over the past 12 months. Commuhagen failed, climategate scientists exposed for what they are, Antarctic temperature trends, sea ice understanding, and a dozen other topics covered. Below is a collection of a small set of the posts here. They are not my view of the best ones, but are rather a memorable set of interesting events over the past year.
NSIDC Issues Corrections to Webpage - After screwing up a timeseries plot of NSIDC data the NSIDC issued corrections to it’s main page. 12/24/08
What About Algae Biofuel Hype – a discussion of algae biofuels and the discovery that they won’t ever work to the levels claimed.
Banned Again Life is Hard Banned from Tamino permanently – how much fun is that!
Satellite Temp. Homoginization Using GISS I learned to fix the step in the satellite series using ground stations and that John Christy had done a similar correction using radiosonde data.
Another Kind of Global Warming Warming created by direct heating from energy release, debunked in a single post. This one is here because there’s simply no way this paper makes publication without concluding disastrous consequences of energy production.
Steig’s Code The beginning of the battle to get code from Dr. Steig’s Antarctic warming paper. I was offered lessons in Matlab as a response.
Arctic Sea Ice Increases at Record Rate The realization that sea ice expanded at a record rate for the past 30 years and was completely unreported.
AWS Gridded Reconstruction The first reconstruction of the AWS version of the Antarctic which was able to generate a reasonable continental trend.
Global Sea Ice Trend from Gridded DataThe sea ice trend calculated on on area basis directly from the gridded NSIDC data.
Correlation of Reconstructions Evidence of station smearing by correlation vs distance plots. Original calc. by Steve McIntyre.
Antarctic Sat. Reconstruction Without Peninsula – Still no Sat. Data Antarctic temperature reconstruction, again showing an improved trend and sensitivity to the high density of peninsula stations.
Don’t Eat the Fish Antarctic gridded reconstruction by Jeff C and myself showing a variety of different weighting methods which gradually improved on the original Steig paper.
We’ve got Sat Data! Release of the satellite data used to create the Anatarctic paper months after claiming all data and code were available.
Steig AVHRR Reconstruction from Satellite Data First close replication of Steig satellite RegEM reconstruction
Reading Between the Clouds A post looking at problems with AVHRR satellite data.
Steig et al. a Successful Reproduction Post by Ryan O replicating Steig et al and some verification stats.
Antarctic Coup de Grace Ryan’s post on the Antarctic which prompted an RC thread which then lasted less than 1 day.
Historic Variation in Arctic Ice – Tony B Awesome history of Arctic Ice
Arctic Ice Video- 16000 Views Sea ice video of Arctic – now 33000 views.
Hockey Stick CPS Revisited – Part 1 Redo of Mann08 CPS posts
REGULARIZED LEAST SQUARES RECONSTRUCTION Regularized least squares reconstruction by Ryan O
Snowmen A post on climate scientists loosing their jobs for describing data which did not follow the consensus. Very climategateesque in a pre-climategate post.
Nature of Consensus – Snowmen II A continuation of the saga
The Solution to Future Energy Needs and Global Pollution A fun post by Dr. Weinstein
Yamal- The Dirty Dozen An early post from the Yamal disaster.
Land/Sea Bias In Satellite Temperature Metrics An interesting revelation about sat data which started from Chad at treesfortheforest.
Why Yamal Matters Part IIIOne of John Pittman’s replies to the Yamal saga.
Leaked FOIA files 62 mb of gold The most read post on tAV. Climategate gets noticed. Should have been 61Mb. Climategate may have affected voting on the cap and trade scam (it is a scam) in Australia.
Climate Gate – Dragging the line Hilarious video viewed a half million times already.
There were a pile of other great guest posts, area weighted reconstructions and hockey stick reconstructions which were unmentioned. It’s been a lot of work this year but after climategate it feels like it’s having some influence. At least temporarily people are thinking critically now on the issue of global warming, rather than blathering on about consensus.
Who knows what 2010 will bring. Thanks everyone.