Author Archives: J. Richard Wakefield

About J. Richard Wakefield

J. Richard Wakefield has published three fiction novels, Blinding White Flash, Blinding White Flash Invasion and The Barn. The sequel to The Barn, The Cunningham Arrests, is going to the publisher in 2015. He was a firefighter for 22 years in Toronto, and a professional computer programmer for 25 years. He lives with his wife, Dorothy, in Southwestern Ontario.

Darwin Jan TMax

Year Record Temp 1876 37.8 1896 39 1863 40.3 1883 40.4 1862 40.5 1955 40.6 1882 40.7 1997 41.2 1858 41.5 1900 41.6 1959 41.8 1867 42.4 1908 42.8 1906 43.1 1875 43.3 2009 43.4 1875 43.5 1882 43.6 1968 … Continue reading

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Station 2973 Summer TMax Stats

Plot of Summer TMax 1904-2009 showing two trends. Stats: Stats 1904-2009   Slope 0.008923881 Std err in slope, Sb 0.008039628 degrees freedom 103 Confidence level 0.95 Student t 1.983262337 Confidence interval 0.015944692     slope 0.009 ± 0.016 lower -0.00702081 … Continue reading

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Simulating Random Variation

This post will attempt to show how random variations has a significant impact on the temperature profile.  This will be done using a VB6 program I wrote which will allow for various forcings to be added to normal variation which would not … Continue reading

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Exposing the faithful’s double standard

On the blog where they are attacking my claim that summers are getting cooler, some there are complaining that my TMax profiles, which shows a drop since 1900’s, is nothing of the sort. Without “proper” statistical analysis to prove there … Continue reading

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Does the temperature profile follow a normalized curve?

You decide. This is for the 29 stations for all across Canada. I took each station’s baseline and subtracted the TMax for every day to get anomalies. I then created a matrix of how many days are at each interger … Continue reading

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Canadian Heat Waves Part 4E

  Count of Days for each Degree Deviation from Baseline. To see if there is any change over all in temps, not just the extreme ends, requires a counting of the number of days at each degree C deviation from … Continue reading

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Canadian Heat Waves Part 4D

If it’s hot one year, what will it be next year? The heartbeat-like pattern of the hottest TMax of the year begs a question. Can it be predicted what this year’s hottest temp will be based on the previous year? … Continue reading

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Canadian Heat Waves Part 4C

Hottest Day for each year for each station. This requires a matrix of years as rows, stations as columns and cells as the days that reached the hottest temps. The spreadsheet for that can be downloaded from here. This is … Continue reading

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Canadian Heat Waves Part 4B

Number of days above each degree above anomaly for Part 4:

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Canadian Heat Waves Part 4

Top Ten Percent of Hottest Days 29 stations were selected to check for what is happening collectively with TMax. These stations were selected to have a start year before 1920 and have at least 95% of the records within their … Continue reading

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