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Comments on "Global and Regional Comparison of Daily 2-m and 1000-hPa Maximum and Minimum Temperatures in Three Global Reanalyses"

Journal: Journal of Climate
Year: 2012   Volume: 25
Initial page: 8004   Last page: 8006
Status: Published
In this status since: 14 Nov 2012
PDF file: Brands_2012c_JCLIM.pdf
DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00122.1

Pitman and Perkins claimed that instantaneous 2-m air temperatures from different reanalysis products largely disagree over widespread regions of the globe and that, due to much smaller differences, temperatures at 1000-hPa should be preferably used. In this comment we show that this claim is based on erroneous results.

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