## Big Science At NOAA

Joe D’Aleo sent this over. The average of -1 and -1 is zero.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/product.php?site=LOT&issuedby=ORD&product=CLI&format=CI&version=7&glossary=0

Just having fun
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### 12 Responses to Big Science At NOAA

1. slp says:

Well, if you do not round your normal average the same as your observed average, what would you expect?

2. Far more importantly, what is the average year?

• gator69 says:

Or the average phone number…

3. omnologos says:

Then they proceed to compute the planet’s temp to the thousandth of degree…

• As above, if you have the year to four digits, I’m sure everything is four digits (or more, if you have enough years). Given that they have more than 100 years, they should be able to calculate the temperature to five decimal places.

Let’s look at it this way: my grandfather owned 25 cars between 1930 & 1998. That means that he owned an average of 0.36231884 cars per year. Since you only know the years to four digits, that’s 0.3623 cars per year, still not enough to drive. Therefore, as a climate scientist I can accurately predict that my grandfather will begin driving when he can average one or more cars per year: 2040. The fact that he’s dead has no appreciable effect on that (or his voting record).

4. dcb283 says:

I think everyone is looking at this wrong. If you look at the observed value average it is 57. The normal value average is also 57. So the change (the departure from normal) is zero. You need to read across, not down.

5. Latitude says:

observed temp
67 + 46 = 113
113/2 = 56.5……….but counted as average 57…….rounded up

normal value
68 + 47 = 115
115/2 = 57.5………but counted as 57……rounded down!

max -1
min =1
avg 0 ????????

• Latitude says:

good grief…are we back under moderation again! LOL
I have one in the trash bin……………