daily temps

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udo started the topic in Friday, 17 Jan 2014 at 4:38pm

daily temperatures are taken in the shade ....correct ? why in the shade ?

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udo commented Friday, 17 Jan 2014 at 4:44pm

?

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Craig commented Friday, 17 Jan 2014 at 4:51pm

They're actually taken in an instrument called a Stevenson Screen which is white and reflects away direct heat radiation from other outside influences. It's also placed so many metres above the ground to avoid radiation from the ground.

If measurements were taken without this you'd get results that wouldn't be comparable across a city/state/country as some would be in the shade, out in the sun, or half half as the day progressed.

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udo commented Friday, 17 Jan 2014 at 4:55pm

thankyou.

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Craig commented Friday, 17 Jan 2014 at 4:58pm

Now a question for you Udo, deliberate non-use of capitals in your posts or laziness?

No dig, just interested.

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carpetman commented Friday, 17 Jan 2014 at 5:09pm

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Craig commented Friday, 17 Jan 2014 at 5:10pm

Haha, that would of taken a lot of effort!

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udo commented Friday, 17 Jan 2014 at 5:45pm

lazy.

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