Urban-biased trends in Buenos Aires' mean temperature

  title={Urban-biased trends in Buenos Aires' mean temperature},
  author={Vicente R. Barros and I. A. Camilloni},
  journal={Climate Research},
The yearly mean temperature in northeastern Argentina is described by a simple model of geographic coordinates and elevation. According to the simulation tests, the mean temperature in a given year at any rural location can be estimated with a RMSE (root-mean-square error) of less than 0.5"C as long as there are data from at least 8 stations in the region. The mean temperature for a 5 yr period can be estimated with an even lower RMSE of less than 0.4 "C. In spite of the severe limitations of… 

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