A novel presentation of 177 UK meterorological sites
This is a large work where I am dismayed at having a choice forced by inaction of others between junking the work or showing known defective data which precludes much in the way of worthwhile further analysis.
Here is a 180 page document containing frequency plots for all 177 Met Office Datapoint site’s hourly data since July 2014. In addition geographic linkage is provided by location maps for each site and live links to public aerial images where known.
Document link, PDF 11.3MB
Waiting more than 3 months without even getting a confirm or deny on whether the published data is accurate when an organisation claims to be world leading, highly competent, is not acceptable.
I could spell out the situation in detail. If it is my error then why no claim their data is correct? Why too have I seen no warnings to other users of the same data of a possible problem? Where else is this data used?
A number of interesting observations have arisen from seeing the site data with location.
Temperature data shows marked variation into classes,
Exposed coastal vs. inland, even a short distance.
The bimodal nature of Atlantic weather. I seem to recall back in the 1980s finding a degree of this in the Manley data, surprising given the vague nature of the data.
The much wider temperature range of well exposed inland sites.
The truncated cold of poorly exposed inland sites.
Wind is telling too.
Note the variation in the slope, exposure matters.
Humidity data is in a mess but there seem to be some characteristic patterns.
If I have made mistakes or can add exact location data please tell me.
I can probably provide data if you say what you need, there is a lot of it.
Lets hope the request for correct data does eventually get somewhere positive.