Shades of "Airport UHI Disease".
Today Anthony Watts muses whether one reason this November was the hottest in the instrumental record is because of Russian steam pipes!
Here's the global temperature anomaly according to NASA GISTemp:
|Data source: NASA|
Here's a chart of the global temperature anomaly for November 2013:
In an article protesting the record warm November, Anthony wrote (archived here):
Addendum: I have been wondering about that Russian red spot for 5 years. I’ve seen this red spot come and go in Russia, and I don’t know what the reason is.
I do know this: neither I nor NOAA has a good handle on the siting characteristics of Russian weather stations. I do know one thing though, the central heating schemes for many Russian cities puts a lot of waste heat into the air from un-insulated steam pipes...and he proceeded to post a lot of photos of steam pipes in Russian cities.
I guess the Russians only turn on their steam pipes in hot Novembers, not cooler Novembers like last year?
|Source: NOAA Nov 2013 and Nov 2012|
It looks as if they turn on the steam pipes in outback Australia when it's a cold November worldwide. This year Alaska (and south west USA) turned on the steam pipes but last November they neglected to turn them on in Alaska. They didn't turn them on in north east North America this year, either - I bet they were wishing they were in northern Russia last month, where they could warm themselves up with the steam pipes!
Here's more PROOF that the steam pipes are only turned on in hot Novembers:
|Source: NOAA Nov 2011 and Nov 2010|
Once again, when it's a colder November worldwide, they turn on the steam pipes in Australia - but in different parts of the country. In northern Canada they are quite inconsistent about turning on the steam pipes.
Here's an animation with a map of world population distribution together with the global surface temperature anomaly for November this year. Those Russians are dreadfully inefficient piping all the steam into unpopulated areas of the country, aren't they.
|Sources: NOAA and Maps.com|
Kenji, the scientific dog, is probably feeling rather embarrassed again.
Remember when Anthony decided that China was getting hotter because of UHI disease? Trouble was that the warm anomalies were greatest in parts where almost no-one lived!
From the WUWT comments
December 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm
I should clarify that I mean it could be caused by someone messing with the satellite data in some way, or Russian military equipment possible messing with the satellite data. As is, the very existence of an anomaly like that seems rather odd to me.
vukcevic says b..b..but it was cooler in central England this November:
December 19, 2013 at 3:24 pm
Most of ordinary people are concerned about and judge global warming by events in their area; in Central England both maximum and minimum daily temperatures this November were lower than in 2012
jmorpuss is an ordinary nutter and says:
December 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm
Google giant Tesla coils found in Russia . Once found you will ask what the ****? What are they used for? I don’t think their water slides lol.
mike g is a climate conspiracy nutter and says:
December 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm
If the conspicuous and suspicious temperature anomaly over Russia was a cold anomaly, mainstream science would have corrected it. There is enough information in this post and others on here over the years for any reasonable individual to see the data is suspect and has been for years. Yet, it is accepted without question by warmists.