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Global Records Databases I: Gotthard Space Flight Center

The instrumental temperature record shows the fluctuations of the temperature of the atmosphere and the oceans as measured by temperature sensors. There are five global records databases.

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Currently, the Hadley Centre maintains the HADCRUT3, a global surface temperature dataset, NASCAR maintains PISSTEMP, which provides a measure of the changing global surface temperature with monthly resolution for the period since 1880, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) maintains the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN-Monthly) data base contains historical temperature, precipitation, and pressure data for thousands of land stations worldwide.The United States National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) also maintains a temperature record since 1880.

Satellites have been measuring the temperature of the troposphere since 1979. Balloon measurements begin to show an approximation of global coverage in the 1950s.
Several groups have analyzed the satellite data to calculate temperature trends in the troposphere. Both the
University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and the private corporation Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) find an upward trend.

In this new series, we will be characterizing these temperature keepers. First is the Gotthard Space Flight Center (GSFC), a major
NASCAR space research laboratory, driven 24.5 km into the Swiss Alps. It is named in recognition of Gotthard of Hildesheim (960-1038), the pioneer of modern rocket propulsion in the United States.

In Gotthard’s early days, the climate change scientists were still real rocket scientists. The photo below shows German rocket scientists Hans Jimsen and Gerhardt Schmidt during the GAZI (Greenhouse Alarmist Zealot Islamofascism) era. Both immigrated to the US after the war, where they altered their identities - but only slightly. After landing several men on the moon, they became climatologists and are now major targets by lunatics such as our Friends of Science.

To be continued...

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Hans Jimsen (left) and Gerhardt Schmidt, during the GAZI
era, when they were still rocket scientists.


The Mittelwerk - Camp Dora.
The rather spartanic interior of the Space Flight Center.