Going Down Under [IGNORE THIS]

[UPDATE : This post is incorrect. I incorrectly included stations which had precipitation data back to 1895, but not necessarily temperature data. Ignore everything below, while I do further analysis]

There are 202 GHCN stations in Australia which were active in 1895, and were still active in 2013. They show Australia used to be much hotter, 1900 was the hottest year, and that BOM’s claim that 2013 was the “hottest year ever” was complete BS. It wasn’t even close.

Similar to the US, temperatures in Australia have been trending downwards for over a century. One interesting year is 1966, which was very cold in Australia.

ScreenHunter_2475 Sep. 02 02.50

ScreenHunter_2474 Sep. 02 02.41

List of stations below :

BIDYADANGA          
ROEBOURNE           
MARDIE              
DENHAM              
CUE                 
MURGOO              
CARNAMAH            
GERALDTON TOWN   
WALEBING            
ALBANY              
BUSSELTON SHIRE     
GOOMALLING          
KELLERBERRIN        
NORTHAM             
BEVERLEY            
KOJONUP        


     
NARROGIN            
PINGELLY            
WAGIN               
EUCLA               
BALLADONIA          
EYRE                
DALY WATERS         
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
KATHERINE COUNCIL   
BRUNETTE DOWNS      
BARROW CREEK        
MOUNT IVE           
MARREE (FARINA)     
MARREE COMPARISON   
ELLISTON            
STREAKY BAY         
NULLARBOR           
HAWKER              
YONGALA             
GEORGETOWN          
MAITLAND            
WAROOKA             
CAPE WILLOUGHBY     
KINGSCOTE           
KAPUNDA             
ROSEDALE (TURRETFIEL
MOUNT BARKER        
STRATHALBYN         
EUDUNDA             
MENINGIE            
MURRAY BRIDGE COMPAR
LUCINDALE POST OFFIC
ROBE COMPARISON     
COEN POST OFFICE    
MORETON TELEGRAPH ST
PALMERVILLE         
BURKETOWN POST OFFIC
CLONCURRY MCILLWRAIT
CROYDON TOWNSHIP    
SWEERS ISLAND       
MOUNT SURPRISE TOWNS
RICHMOND POST OFFICE
HERBERTON WHITE ST  
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
PORT DOUGLAS - WARNE
CARDWELL MARINE PDE 
INNISFAIL           
BURDEKIN SHIRE COUNC
ST LAWRENCE POST OFF
PACIFIC HEIGHTS     
CLERMONT SIRIUS ST  
SPRINGSURE COMET ST 
TAMBO POST OFFICE   
TAROOM POST OFFICE  
BARCALDINE POST OFFI
ISISFORD POST OFFICE
BLACKALL TOWNSHIP   
CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP  
BOULIA AIRPORT      
WINDORAH POST OFFICE
BUSTARD HEAD LIGHTHO
SANDY CAPE LIGHTHOUS
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHO
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT 
GYMPIE              
MARYBOROUGH         
NANANGO WILLS ST    
SOUTHPORT RIDGEWAY A
MT TAMBORINE FERN ST
CAMBOOYA POST OFFICE
KILLARNEY POST OFFIC
PITTSWORTH          
STANTHORPE LESLIE PA
WALLANGARRA POST OFF
MILES POST OFFICE   
MITCHELL POST OFFICE
SURAT               
BOLLON MARY ST      
CUNNAMULLA POST OFFI
TIBOOBURRA POST OFFI
WILCANNIA  (REID ST)
BROKEN HILL (PATTON 
MENINDEE POST OFFICE
POONCARIE MAIL AGENC
BROKEN HILL (STEPHEN
WENTWORTH POST OFFIC
BREWARRINA HOSPITAL 
COLLARENEBRI (ALBERT
GOODOOGA POST OFFICE
WANAARING POST OFFIC
BALRANALD (RSL)     
IVANHOE POST OFFICE 
CONDOBOLIN RETIREMEN
PEAK HILL POST OFFIC
GILGANDRA (CHELMSFOR
NYNGAN AIRPORT      
MUNGINDI POST OFFICE
WALGETT COUNCIL DEPO
NARRABRI WEST POST O
BARRABA POST OFFICE 
BINGARA POST OFFICE 
WARIALDA POST OFFICE
WALLANGRA (WALLANGRA
GUNNEDAH POOL       
QUIRINDI POST OFFICE
BUNDARRA POST OFFICE
DEEPWATER POST OFFIC
GUYRA POST OFFICE   
TENTERFIELD (FEDERAT
YAMBA PILOT STATION 
KEMPSEY (WIDE STREET
MURRURUNDI POST OFFI
NELSON BAY (NELSON H
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIG
JERRYS PLAINS POST O
CASSILIS POST OFFICE
CASSILIS (DALKEITH) 
GULGONG POST OFFICE 
MUDGEE (GEORGE STREE
OBERON (JENOLAN CAVE
KATOOMBA (MURRI ST) 
OBERON (SPRINGBANK) 
SPRINGWOOD BOWLING C
LITHGOW (COOERWULL) 
COONABARABRAN (NAMOI
COOLAH (BINNIA ST)  
CANOWINDRA (CANOWIND
MOLONG (KING ST)    
WELLINGTON (AGROWPLO
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY 
PROSPECT RESERVOIR  
RICHMOND - UWS HAWKE
MOSS VALE (HOSKINS S
PICTON COUNCIL DEPOT
BEGA (NEWTOWN ROAD) 
BRAIDWOOD (WALLACE S
MORUYA HEADS PILOT S
BOMBALA (THERRY STRE
CROOKWELL POST OFFIC
NIMMITABEL WASTEWATE
TARALGA POST OFFICE 
TUMBARUMBA POST OFFI
GRENFELL (QUONDONG R
WYALONG POST OFFICE 
BERRIGAN POST OFFICE
COROWA AIRPORT      
URANA POST OFFICE   
DENILIQUIN (WILKINSO
HAY (MILLER STREET) 
HILLSTON AIRPORT    
LAKE CARGELLIGO AIRP
MOULAMEIN POST OFFIC
NARADHAN (URALBA)   
LONGERENONG         
ST ARNAUD           
BOORT               
ECHUCA  AERODROME   
KERANG              
AVOCA (POST OFFICE) 
DOOKIE AGRICULTURAL 
BEECHWORTH COMPOSITE
EUROA               
WOODS POINT         
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOU
WARRAGUL            
WILSONS PROMONTORY L
MELBOURNE REGIONAL O
MORNINGTON          
DURDIDWARRAH        
MACEDON FORESTRY    
ALEXANDRA (POST OFFI
CLUNES              
LAKE EILDON         
HEATHCOTE           
MARYBOROUGH         
SEYMOUR SHIRE DEPOT 
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUS
FINGAL (LEGGE STREET
LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABET
CAPE BRUNY LIGHTHOUS
HOBART (ELLERSLIE RO
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LI
MOUNT WELLINGTON (TH
BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PA
WARATAH (MOUNT ROAD)
DEAL ISLAND         

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19 Responses to Going Down Under [IGNORE THIS]

  1. Gail Combs says:

    Steve, tonight I have has two of your threads with a chart showing up on the right side superimposed on the comment listing.

    Is it Word Unimpressed or my computer (ubunto with opera)

  2. Andy Oz says:

    September 1966
    Australian Skiers jubilant as late snowfalls extended the ski season.
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/106937071

  3. Andy Oz says:

    June 1965 – Alice Spring frozen stiff at 23F
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/131830658

    • What can you find out about the summer of 1974 (besides Tracy) It was very cool that summer.

      • Andy Oz says:

        One event was the beaching of the Sygna on Stockton Beach in a monster storm in 1974. The storm knocked over almost every TV antenna in Newcastle, besides lifting roofing offplenty of houses. I remember cos I delivered papers around town.
        http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/110782971
        There was a repeat storm that beached the Pasha Bulka on Nobby’s Beach.

        1974 Also had Wagga record floods, Brisbane Record floods, Newcastle monster storm and Cyclone Tracy in one year!

  4. Andy Oz says:

    Canberra freezes in November 1965.
    Snow fell steadily
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/105872433

  5. I want to hug you! Yes, it was much hotter back then: 100 plus years ago. And your chart also suggests 1960 was a bit of a turning point. So what about two lines… one of cooling to 1960 and then another of warming to about 2002? I suggest why for NSW here… http://jennifermarohasy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Changing_Temperature_Data.pdf

    I’m very surprised that there were 202 stations active back then and still active today. That is a lot more than I would have thought. You’ve provided a list. Where can we find the data that matches.

    • Jennifer,

      I thought you would like that! It was a huge pain figuring out which of the 20,000 GHCN ASN stations actually had temperature data, and it took me all day yesterday to accumulate the list from here ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/ghcn/daily/all/

      Important to note that my calculations are not gridded, so they produce a strong bias towards the coasts. There are 1,650 temperature stations in all

      If you have any specific investigations you would like done, it is easy for me now that I have the list of temperature stations.

  6. Andy Oz says:

    Alarmists at Climate Science . Org are disappointed in Jenn Marohasy and the Australian.
    Apparently questioning the “quality controlled” BOM data is not “scientifically legitimate.”
    http://www.climatescience.org.au/content/775-questions-over-bureau-meteorology-data
    Then again, when I was told that Santa Claus was not real, I too was disappointed.

    Over the past 5 years, I watched as the available BOM temp data charts changed from no warming trends in sites not UHI effected (my favourite was Nobby’s Hedland in Newcastle), to almost every site having “warming.” I smelt a rat, and Jenn has been brave enough to have a crack at discovering who the rat is. We now know. As a taxpayer funded organisation, the BOM should put all unadulterated climate data on a government database accessible to all. We paid for it. While the BOM say their adjustments are “quality controlled” and “peer reviewed”, they have lost all credibility. It may be years before they regain it.

    The famous explorer, Captain James Ross, who set up the first weather monitoring station in Australia (Hobart) in 1840, would be very “disappointed” that BOM apparatchiks were fiddling with his weather records.
    http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2008/05/28/2257898.htm

  7. Another Ian says:

    You can probably add Charleville Queensland to this list.
    The Post Office site ran from about 1875 till 1959.
    The airport runs from 1942 till current and is most likely quoted, ignoring the overlap

  8. Leigh says:

    This ones going to be a lot harder for them to ignore.
    But you still haven’t “layed a glove” on “our BOM”.
    Simply because anybody that counts (read government) is conspicuous in their silence and inaction.
    All your getting is a two fingered salute from “our BOM”.
    And thats making a lot of people angry.
    I wonder if the BOM realize the size of the storm they are creating?

  9. hifast says:

    @JenniferM and @TonyH: Humbly, I am in the presence of greatness on this thread.
    Thanks to both of you on your great effort exposing these alterations to
    the historical records. Huzzaahh!

  10. EternalOptimist says:

    If these homogenists increase the trends much more, the data will be pateurised, never mind homogenised

  11. craigm350 says:

    Reblogged this on the WeatherAction Blog and commented:
    Hottest ever…*cough*

  12. Andy DC says:

    Much like the Northern Hemisphere, Australia was cold in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

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