Evaluation 85 by Anon (session_user_id: 863c2136006d8ab689c787a20a3b7069b1e52184)
What is your overall decision about this article?
Are the selection criteria for the stations well explained? Or, if this project does not have to do with time series met. stations, are the premises of the project well thought out and explained? Is it a topic of special interest? (It doesn't have to be, but if it is, say so).
The selection criteria for stations were well explained. The topic was interesting, reading about temperature anomalies.
Are the conclusions of the report quantitatively supported by the data?
The data was well researched in the Time Series and AR5 Browser. However it would have been nice if the author come to some conclusions, or presented some theories for the temperature anomalies (however wild they might be!). I followed the link, normed and composited the data to have a look. I thought that the trend had some similarities with this image showing sun spots, especially the (very) slight dip from after 1950- to before 2000, which would agree with the sun spot activity during this time (according to image) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/32/Carbon14-sunspot-1000px.png
Are the data stations well quality-controlled?