|A New Methodology for Collecting Temperature Records|
|23 November 2011|
The most important scientific records used to assess global warming are the land and sea surface temperatures. These indicators have often been criticized, in particular for the choice and the number of stations, and for the methods adopted to correct system errors.
In order to overcome this criticism, the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature group set out a new and rigorous records plan in an independent, replicable and inclusive way. The data set collects records of 39,000 unique stations, five times more than the Global Historical Climatology Network Monthly data set, used for many climate studies.
The group has also developed a new mathematical framework that allows experts to include short and discontinuous temperature records, so that nearly all temperature data can be used.
For further information please visit the group's website.
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