Once again, a new paper from the Sherwood camp of the UNSW is trashed by WUWT comments. So much is found to be made up, specially selected, homogenized, and ‘kriged’.
Kriging, is making things up with the use of nearby data. A useful method, apparently, of losing a lot of money in the search for gold. Of course, there’s been no surface warming, and the Southern Ocean is much colder, so a hot spot is impossible without ‘kriging’.
First of all, consider the source, UNSW is the same outfit that sponsored the disastrous “ship of fools” aka The Spirit of Mawson. Secondly, Dr. Roy Spencer has been looking for this for years in the satellite data and hasn’t found it. Thirdly, radiosonde coverage in their area of study is pretty sparse. From the…
You see, there are no meteorological stations over the Southern Ocean, and satellite data there shows no warming according to Spencer and Christy, the home of the UAH data set. Of course, specially selected, adjusted and moved around:
[…] by their own admission, they had to throw out data, and to do a series of adjustments to station data to find the signal they were looking for. That sounds more like a selecting process in the scope of confirmation bias than science. (added) The real question is, how many stations did they keep as they define as “good”?
Crispin, especially picks this apart in comments:
Crispin in Waterloo