For the Sake of Scientific Integrity We Must Abandon Filling In Missing Data with Fictitious Invented Data
Posted by pwl on February 16, 2010
These are excellent videos that make many excellent points about the tracking of temperature data.
It is a scientific crime to invent and fill in missing data, certainly without indicating that that was done and precisely where and how.
However the bigger point is that averaging temperatures itself is a violation of the principle of the integrity of the data as averaging of temperature data “fills in” the “temperature” of the geographic locations in-between stations which is making up those intermediate temperatures and that doesn’t reflect reality with certainty.
Made up data is fraud. Pure and simple. It is misleading. It distorts objective reality.
It seems to me that the only way to properly measure the temperature of the planet might be via satellite, at least one would have the temperatures of “geographic regions” based in Objective Reality rather than in statistical math that makes up data. This of course assumes that satellites can measure surface temperatures as accurately as ground stations and it also assumes a fine grain as possible in area resolution (smaller is better)… in other words how many pixels of temperature resolution can a satellite obtain. There will always be limits to any measuring methodology and that needs to be fully detailed up front so that false comparisons are not made resulting in bogus “temperature reconstructions” (such as those we’ve seen from the skewed fraudulent mind of Dr. Michael Mann).