John McLean writes relative to our previous story on this issue: Friday Funny: more upside down data
A few hours ago I received an email from John Kennedy at the Hadley Centre to say that HadSST3 data had been corrected.
A message now appears at the top of http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadsst3/ , saying:
“08/04/2016: An error in the format of some of the ascii files was brought to our attention by John McLean. Maps of numbers of observations and measurement and sampling uncertainties provided in ascii format ran from south to north rather than north to south as described in the data format. This has now been fixed. In some cases, the number of observations in a grid cell exceeded 9999 and were replaced by a series of asterisks in the ascii files. This too has been fixed with numbers of observations now represented as integers between 0, indicating no data, and…
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