The study identified below comes just before another by the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project (BEST) using the same data without concerns for site location problems, thereby artificially amplifying the land surface global temperature data. I will have another post on that shortly. J.D.
New Study Crushes Global Warming Data Claims
New study shows half of the global warming in the USA is artificial
U.S. Temperature trends show a spurious doubling due to NOAA station siting problems and post measurement adjustments.
FILES (Scroll to bottom of the linked page):
Press release in PDF form: Watts_et_al 2012_PRESS RELEASE (PDF)
The paper in draft form: Watts-et-al_2012_discussion_paper_webrelease (PDF)
The Figures for the paper: Watts et al 2012 Figures and Tables (PDF)
A PowerPoint presentation of findings with many additional figures is available online:
Overview of the paper (PPT)
Methodology – Graphs Presentation (.PPT)