An Investigation of Temperature Trends from weather station observations representing various locations across Utah

By | April 4, 2011

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Climate change in Utah is often quantified by measures such as the statewide temperature history as aggregated from the historical records of local observing sites scattered around the state. However, we show that there are many influences on these local thermometers that make them inappropriate for use “as is” in contributing to the establishment of reliable temperature records to be used in gauging the character and magnitude of fluctuations and/or trends in state, regional or global climate.