>THE CREATION OF A NEW MINI HOCKEY STICK?
Emails from Phil Jones reveal that, in the new HADSST3 dataset, the dip and rebound from 1945 to 1955 will be biased upwards. See Figure 1. I’ve highlighted the period of 1945 to 1955. The clarification was made in an email from Phil Jones to Tom Wigley dated September 28, 2009. Jones wrote, in part: “Maybe I’m misinterpreting what you’re saying, but the adjustments won’t reduce the 1940s blip but enhance it. It won’t change the 1940-44 period, just raise the 10 years after Aug 45.” Refer to:
But why go through all the trouble to rewrite the global SST record?
The November 10, 2009 email from Phil Jones to Gil Campo reveals the basis for part of the corrections that will be included in the HADSST3 update. Link to email:
From: Phil Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Gil Compo email@example.com
Subject: Re: Twentieth Century Reanalysis preliminary version 2 data – One other thing!
Date: Tue Nov 10 12:40:26 2009
One other good plot to do is this. Plot land minus ocean. as a time series.
This should stay relatively close until the 1970s. Then the land should start moving away
from the ocean.
This departure is part of AGW. The rest is in your Co2 increases.
The difference between global land and ocean for the existing datasets (CRUTEM3 and HADSST2) is illustrated in Figure 2. I hope there were more reasons to update the SST data than to create a 0.08 deg C hockey stick. Personally, I was hoping they were going to clean up the ENSO related SST data before 1950.
The CRUTEM3 and HADSST2 data are available through the KNMI Climate Explorer: