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eddie

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  1. Incredible bravery. These workers aren't like those at Chernobly that were sent in without any awareness of the risks. They know exactly what the risks are. They know it is very likely that they are going to suffer an early death, probably from cancer, because they decided to turn up for work this morning. True heros.
  2. I am guessing it's more to do with the sample size. 30 years is a small enough data set that one really cold or warm day can affect the average a lot. Over the whole series from 1772 no February days are even in the top 20 coldest.
  3. Very interesting post chionomaniac. Using the CET records from the Hadley Centre: /edit because I got it wrong first time... If you take the average temperature for each day since 1772 then the coldest day is January 12th at 3.0C. The coldest day in the period 1971-2000 is actually February 15th, also at 3.0C.
  4. Here is a picture of me in Iceland near the Langjokull glacier in Nov 2005.. We took a snowmobile tour up on to the glacier itself which was probably the most amazing place I have ever been. It had recently snowed quite heavily so you could see nothing but snow and ice all the way to the horizon.
  5. Thanks for that Roger. Based on your research, when would expect the three cycles you mentioned to coincide again?
  6. I thought I would resurrect this topic because it's one I find so facinating. The yearly CET for 1740 was 6.84C which is the coldest in the entire series. What I find even more amazing though is that this exceptionally cold year followed the 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 17th warmest 10 year periods recorded. It makes me wonder if we could still see the odd exceptional winter even despite global warming. What could produce such a cold year and massive change? I would love to see the synoptic and SST anomaly charts. Such a shame they didn't have satellites back then!
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