THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: THE SCANDINAVIAN TREE-RING DATA

Monday, August 06, 2007
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: THE SCANDINAVIAN TREE-RING DATA

"Some new proxy data has recently emerged from studies of tree rings in Northern Scandinavia. In part because of the cold temperatures there, wood residues from the last 7,000 years have been well preserved at the bottom of muddy lakes. From that, Finnish researchers have been able to reconstuct a temperature record covering that period."


Read it, and the PDF they link.

2 comments:

Rick Ballard said...

Seneca,

Did you send this to McIntyre at Climate Audit? There is some urgency in the matter because we simply can't know when members of the Congregatio pro Doctrina Gaia Fidei might show up on the author's doorsteps.

Those boys play for keeps.

Barry Dauphin said...

And it's getting even better. Apparently there has been a bug in the data analysis that had heretofore indicated 1998 was the warmest year on record. Ooops. Anthony Watts has the scoop, which involves the work of Steve McIntyre:

"According to the new data published by NASA, 1998 is no longer the hottest year ever. 1934 is.

Four of the top 10 years of US CONUS high temperature deviations are now from the 1930s: 1934, 1931, 1938 and 1939, while only 3 of the top 10 are from the last 10 years (1998, 2006, 1999). Several years (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004) fell well down the leaderboard, behind even 1900. (World rankings of temperature are calculated separately.)"

Algore's gonna be really mad now.