Analysis of adjustments to the United States Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) temperature database

Robert Balling, Craig D. Idso

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Abstract

The United States Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) temperature database is commonly used in regional climate analyses. However, the raw temperature records in the USHCN are adjusted substantially to account for a variety of potential contaminants to the dataset. We compare the USHCN data with several surface and upper-air datasets and show that the effects of the various USHCN adjustments produce a significantly more positive, and likely spurious, trend in the USHCN data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-1-25-3
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume29
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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