dummygrid=fltarr(144,72,12) ; set up a "zero anomaly" grid for infilling spaces with missing dataIs this a "smoking gun"? Of course not. Does it raise questions? It seems to. The obvious question for CRU is just how much "missing data" do they typically see?
; missing data defined as areas of grid further than the decay distance from any
; real station point
Background on missing data here.
This is interesting, too, from README_GRIDDING.TXT:
Bear in mind that there is no working synthetic method for cloud, because Mark NewHmmm ...
lost the coefficients file and never found it again (despite searching on tape
archives at UEA) and never recreated it. This hasn't mattered too much, because
the synthetic cloud grids had not been discarded for 1901-95, and after 1995
sunshine data is used instead of cloud data anyway.
UPDATE 2 December 2009 16:26: I've distilled the (scientific) reasons to be skeptical about AGW here.
UPDATE 24 November 2009 10:15: Welcome visitors from Bishop's Hill. Take a look around. I have rather a lot of posts on Climate Change here, although I suspect that you'll have seen much of it before.
UPDATE 24 November 2009 11:40: The lighter side of CRU code here.