Saturday, February 09, 2013

Guides for the Perplexed

NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) has come up with an interesting variation.  Their Climate Data Guides provide expert evaluation of data series.  The graph below describes change in the heat content of the oceans from 1500 to 10 m during the period that the Argo floats have been in opertion.

The guides summarize strengths and weaknesses of the data set as well as expert appreciations. 

There is a little note at the bottom of the page

Click here (log in required) if you are an expert on Ocean heat content for 10-1500m depth based on Argo and would like to contribute Expert User Guidance, Expert Developer Guidance, or Figures to be featured on this page. Corrections and comments are also welcome.

Eli, poor bunny, is banned, but so is Tamino
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Hank Roberts said...

If the two of you set up a separate comments file, highly moderated only-what-you-want-to-say, it'd make great reading. Might even draw some of the official experts in, er, out, er, you know what I mean.

I see why the official site is requiring identification -- it'll cut down on sockpuppetry. Kind of an Occam's Razor of bloggery -- entities should not be multiplied beyond one of each.


I regret that having traded away my vintage thermobarygraph, I cannot lend it Eli to launch his new career as a scuba bunny .

Anyway, at ~ 100 mili J/ tonne / year doubt the old brass and glass gadget would notice.