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NOAA fudging the numbers

25 Jul 09 – “I saw your story about June ocean  temps,” says my friend Dan Hammer at “The problem is that satellite data does not support the claim. Only NOAA seems to think it was one of the warmest. 

Unisys Sea Surface Temperature graph

NOAA says that June 2009 was the second warmest June in 130 years. In sharp contrast, NASA satellite assessment had June virtually normal - 15th coldest in 31 years, says

Similarly, NOAA proclained May 2009 to be the 4th warmest May in 130 years.
NASA satellite assessment showed it was the 15th coldest May in 31 years, says icecap.

What's going on here?

" did a great story dealing with how NOAA fudged on the numbers including replacing sea surface temps with land-based temps to compensate for what they called a cold bias," says Dan. " also covered how they added nearly half a degree F to the raw surface observations. A bit fishy don't you think?"

          * Icecap is not just a bunch of wild-eyed "deniers." Scroll down to
             see a list of some of their experts.

In other words, NOAA removed satellite data that didn't conform to their desired predetermined outcome.

"Do you smell a rat?," asks Dan. "Nothing supports the NOAA claim. According to the RSS satellite data June 2009 wasn’t even in the top 5 this decade." 

“Here is a direct quote from the original story...

     "Also they in the last year made changes to the ocean temperature
      data base removing the satellite data that they claimed was giving
      a cold bias to the data."

     “The real data isn't giving NOAA what they want so they are changing
      it in order to tell a different story.  They want global warming and the
      real data doesn't back it up."

Here's the link to the story on where this was all exposed.
Thanks to Dan Hammer for this real eye-opener. As he says, "Icecap does a brilliant job and picking apart the dishonesty that drives the Global Warming engine."

Here is the final minus raw graph:

And here are NOAA's doctored sea surface temperature anomalies

See also: More evidence against the NOAA numbers
27 Jul 09 - "Hi Robert - I was just thinking about something. 
If the ocean temperatures are so warm like NOAA claims then
tell me this....Where are all the Atlantic tropical systems?"
See More evidence against the NOAA numbers

See also: More NOAA fudging
26 Jul 09 – NOAA's June anomalies reference data from 1961-1990,
which includes two of the cooler decades of the past 50 years and omits
the warmest decade, the 90's.”
See More NOAA fudging



* Icecap is not just a bunch of wild-eyed “deniers”
Here are some of the experts whose stories you may see on Icecap:

Joseph D’Aleo, Executive Director, Certified Consultant Meteorologist and Fellow
of the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

Robert C. Balling Jr., Professor of Climatology, Arizona State University

Sallie Baliunas, Astrophysicist

Reid A. Bryson, Ph.D. D.Sc. D.Engr., Global 500 Laureate, Senior Scientist,
Center for Climatic Research, Emeritus Prof. of Meteorology, of Geography, and
of Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Robert Carter, Researcher at the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook
University, Australia, a paleontologist, stratigrapher and marine geologist with more
than thirty years of professional experience with degrees from the University of
Otago (New Zealand) and the University of Cambridge (England

John Coleman, Founder of The Weather Channel, TV Meteorologist KUSI-TV,
San Diego. John has been a TV weatherman since he was a freshman in college in 1953.

William Cotton, Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado
State University

Chris De Freitas, climate scientist in the School of Geography, Geology and
Environmental Science at the University of Auckland. Chris has Bachelors and
Masters degrees from the University of Toronto and a PhD from the University
of Queensland as a Commonwealth Scholar.

David Deming, Associate Professor of Arts and Science at the University of

He graduated from Indiana University in 1983 with a BS degree in geology
and received a Ph.D in geophysics from the University of Utah in 1988.

Bob Durrenberger, Retired Climatologist, a meteorologist for 65 years and a
climatologist for 60+ years.

Mel Goldstein, Chief Meteorologist for News Channel 8 in Connecticut.

Dr. Vincent Gray, an “Expert Reviewer” for the Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change, has published many papers on climate science including
detailed critiques on each of the IPCC science reports.

Dr. William Gray, Meteorologist, may be the world’s most famous
hurricane expert.

Ben Herman, Professor and former Head of the Atmospheric Sciences
Department at the University of Arizona and former Director of the Institute
of Atmospheric Physics

Douglas V. Hoyt, Solar Physicist and Climatologist, has worked for more
than thirty years as a research scientist in the field.

Warwick Hughes, Earth Scientist, a graduate in geology from Auckland
University who has carried out pioneering research on surface temperature

Madhav Khandekar, retired Meteorologist, formerly with Environment
Canada, specializes in understanding extreme weather events in Canada
and in other parts of the world.

David Legates, Associate Professor in Climatology, University of Delaware

Joseph E. Luisi, Former Chief Meteorologist for Delta Airlines, with the
Delta Air Lines Meteorology Department for 28 years.  

Anthony Lupo, Professor of Atmospheric Science,
University of Missouri-Columbia

Pat Michaels, Research professor of environmental sciences,
University of Virginia

H. Michael “Mike” Mogil, Certified Consulting Meteorologist, a
seasoned meteorologist with B.S. and M.S. degrees in meteorology
from Florida State University.

Tad Murty, Adjunct Professor of Earth Sciences and Civil Engineering,
University of Ottawa.

James O’Brien, Director Emeritus of the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric
Prediction Studies at Florida State University

Tom Victor Segalstad, Associate Professor of Resource- and
Environmental Geology at the University of Oslo and expert IPCC reviewer

Dr. Gary Sharp, Scientific Director, Center for Climate/Ocean Resources Study

S. Fred Singer, President of the Science & Environment Policy Project.
Singer is also a Distinguished Research Professor at George Mason
University and professor emeritus of environmental science at the
University of Virginia.

Roy Spencer, Principal Research Scientist, University of Alabama and
the U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning
Radiometer on NASA’s Aqua satellite. Received his Ph.D. in Meteorology
from the University of Wisconsin in 1981.

George Taylor, Certified Consulting Meteorologist, who  retired in 2008
after 19 years as State Climatologist for Oregon.

Hendrik Tennekes, Former Director of Research, Royal Netherlands
Meteorological Institute

Richard C. Willson, Principal Investigator, ACRIM Experiments,
holds a doctoral degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University
of California-Los Angeles, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics



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