posted on July 19, 2013
Twenty-six years ago I finished my Masters Thesis in order to earn my M.A. degree in Geography/Climatology from California State University Northridge. Unfortunately, the only way to read it was to ask for my copy, or to visit the libraries at the school. Those days are over, as I have scanned each page and assembled them here on Stormbruiser.
Part of my thesis covered the record 130F-plus temperatures from Death Valley in July in 1913. (The Death Valley write-up begins on page 188.) Based on my research, I concluded that the high temperatures from that month, including the 134F on July 10, were untrustworthy. It has been 100 years since that record, and it still stands as the official maximum temperature for the United States. Now is the time to shine the light of truth and reason onto the record and to try to get it discredited. The posting of my thesis online is one of the first steps. I will be providing additional material on the old Death Valley record here on the web site soon, so keep checking back!
(note: some of the reproductions below are difficult to read. Give me a holler if you nee assistance in deciphering anything. Also, there is no page 272! My e-mail address is email@example.com)
A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF EASTERN MOJAVE DESERT TEMPERATURES
by William T. Reid
Acknowledgements and Table of Contents
Chapter One/Introduction, pages 1 to 29
Chapter Two/Temperature Regime of Baker and Vicinity, pages 30 to 115
CHAPTER THREE/EASTERN MOJAVE DESERT TEMPERATURES, pages 116 to 264
CHAPTER FOUR/OTHER ELEMENTS, pages 265 to 295
CHAPTER FIVE/CONCLUSIONS and BIBLIOGRAPHY, pages 296 to 312
APPENDICIES, pages 313 to 377