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Geoinformatics & Geostatistics: An OverviewISSN: 2327-4581

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Research Article, Geoinfor Geostat An Overview Vol: 1 Issue: 2

Berkeley Earth Temperature Averaging Process

Robert Rohde1, Richard Muller1,2,3*, Robert Jacobsen2,3, Saul Perlmutter2,3, Arthur Rosenfeld2,3, Jonathan Wurtele2,3, Judith Curry4, Charlotte Wickham5 and Steven Mosher1
1Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project, Novim Group, USA
2University of California, Berkeley, USA
3Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
4Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
5Oregon State University, Jefferson Way, Corvallis, USA
Corresponding author : Richard A. Muller
Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project, 2831 Garber St., Berkeley CA 94705, USA
Tel: 510 735 6877
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: January 22, 2013 Accepted: February 27, 2013 Published: March 05, 2013
Citation: Rohde R, Muller R, Jacobsen R, Perlmutter S, Rosenfeld A, et al. (2013) Berkeley Earth Temperature Averaging Process. Geoinfor Geostat: An Overview 1:2. doi:10.4172/2327-4581.1000103

Abstract

Berkeley Earth Temperature Averaging Process

A new mathematical framework is presented for producing maps and large-scale averages of temperature changes from weather station thermometer data for the purposes of climate analysis. The method allows inclusion of short and discontinuous temperature records, so nearly all digitally archived thermometer data can be used. The framework uses the statistical method known as Kriging to interpolate data from stations to arbitrary locations on the Earth.

Keywords: Earth surface temperature; Kriging; Global warming; Temperature homogenization

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