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The CRUTEM code

This webpage looks as if it contains the CRUTEM code. The code they wouldn't release.

Can this be right?

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You get the feeling there is now a sword of Damocles hanging over Phil Jones.

Nov 23, 2011 at 11:18 AM | Unregistered CommenterMac

It looks like the Perl scripts that call the programmes that calculate crutem. Doesn't include the critical code.

Nov 23, 2011 at 11:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterJonathan Jones

Though on digging more deeply much of the code is in the directories linked below, and some of the missing stuff is just format converters. So it may be mostly there.

Nov 23, 2011 at 11:32 AM | Unregistered CommenterJonathan Jones

I think its almost all there. I've copied it to my website just in case it goes AWOL suddenly

I'd like to do some checking of this against the notes in HARRY but I don't really have the time right now

Nov 23, 2011 at 2:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterFrancisT

For comparison: My mirror image is 529 files (9618789 bytes overall), 8 files failed.

Nov 23, 2011 at 4:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterJust curious

Love the circular flow diagram...!

I feel for the tortured temperatures circulating around looking for the exit.

Nov 23, 2011 at 4:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterZT

I would like to quote Philip Brohan: "Anyone can be a climate scientist."

But I would, alas, be quoting him out of context:

Anyone can be a climate scientist.
I'm very excited to be involved with the OldWeather project:
Where citizen scientists are helping to reconstruct weather and climate variability by looking at Royal Navy ship's [sic] logbooks from the period around the First World War.

Citizen Scientists - just a touch of condescension?

Nov 23, 2011 at 5:10 PM | Unregistered Commenterfred streeter

Surprised this isn't getting more attention.

Nov 23, 2011 at 6:31 PM | Unregistered Commenterjason

harry was not working on crutem

Nov 23, 2011 at 11:18 PM | Unregistered Commentersteven mosher

Added crutem3 to my search site ( ) though Mosher is right, this is the sea part rather than the land part. Still interesting to review.

Nov 24, 2011 at 7:48 AM | Unregistered CommenterFrancisT

Actually I take my previous agreement with mosher back. This is what HARRY was workign on, or at least it is closely related to it. And is I believe what the Met Office adapted to create the pure perl version they released after the original climate gate.

See for documentation of some of the crud in the raw files

Nov 24, 2011 at 8:06 AM | Unregistered CommenterFrancisT

Very interesting to see this finally. It explains how the small bug that I (and a reader) found back in February 2010 came about. I wrote up a blog post about it.

Nov 24, 2011 at 11:13 AM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Graham-Cumming is interesting (it's a reply that includes 2 other emails 2024 & 2095) to read for a bunch of reasons for those of us who delved into HARRY_READ_ME and co.

One irritation is that they include the extract of a project log which is clearly similar to HARRY_READ_ME but which does not appear to be the same thing.

Nov 24, 2011 at 1:46 PM | Unregistered CommenterFrancisT

Was the revelation of this information related to the email below:

Email #2955:

cc: Ian Harris
date: Mon, 08 Oct 2007 16:45:56 +0100
subject: Re: [Fwd: CRU Station Lists]

Phil, Harry.

I'm sorry to admit that I can't find the 4349 list, or the program I
used to find that number. Attempting to reproduce it now, I get the same
count as you: 4138 stations provide at least 1 observation to CRUTEM3.
I can't think of any set of 4349 stations that I might have got by
mistake, so I suspect that it's a typo - It's certainly an error, and
(unless you object) I'll write to Steve McIntyre to say so (and add a
note to the CRUTEM3 web page).

On McIntyre's other points: He can get all the near-real-time updates
from the CRUTEM3 web page
( )
We could also put the source code online - I've copied the internal
software and documentation to a temporary site so you can see it
( - please keep this URL
secret) - this could be added to if
that would help to damp the conspiracy theories. What do you think?



Nov 25, 2011 at 8:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterGlenn

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