Ethon takes up the Climate Science challenge
The bunnies gave Ethon a brand new camera for Christmas. We now have endless postcards that have been uploaded to the world's most boring website. This week tho, the big bird on his search for new Rogers came across the weather station picture contest. Given his close relationship with the family Pielke and the starring role that Roger Sr. is playing in this farce, Eth decided to head out to Ft. Collins and visit the old guy's stomping grounds. As you may know, Roger Sr. is flacking for Anthony Watts surface station picture gallery. which is closely coupled to the same sort of jumping up and down seen at Climate Audit (thanks for the links guys, but it would be nice if you let Eli's comment through, especially as your reader keep asking him questions). We have heard about how at some of those awful weather stations there are hibachis next to the fence surrounding the site.
The picture at the top is from Roger's own weather station, when he was Colorado State Climatologist. The text describes the site
The Fort Collins Weather Station is located on the campus of Colorado State University just northwest of the Lory Student Center.
Weather observations consist of automated measurements of temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, pressure, solar radiation and soil temperatures updated every 10 minutes. There are also manual measurements taken every 12 hours of precipitation, snowfall, cloud and sky conditions, visibility, evaporation, winds, temperature, humidity, and other standard weather variables.
The Fort Collins Weather Station is an historical part of the university. Data collection began near the site of the former "Old Main" in the 1870s. Daily climate records are complete and available in a variety of digital and hardcopy forms since January 1, 1889 making this one of Colorado oldest weather stations and an incredible scientific resource.
Curiously, when Eli checked, the Ft. Collins station was not pictured in the Anthony Watts archive. Obviously an oversight due to the press of work in this very important project