Faulty thermometers exaggerated western U.S. mountain warming

Incorrect temperatures were used in snowpack and ecology research

temperature sensor in Mount Eyak, Alaska

TAINTED TEMPERATURES  High-elevation warming in the western United States was artificially inflated by flawed temperature sensors at stations such as this one on Mount Eyak in Alaska, new research suggests.

Daniel Fisher/USDA

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