The International Heat Flow Commission global geothermal data set contains over 10,000 borehole temperature logs worldwide. Only about 10% of these data are currently used for climate studies because a number of known nonclimatic energy perturbations are superimposed on the climatic signal. Here we propose a first-order approach in terms of ground surface temperatures (GSTs) to attempt to correct borehole temperature data for the effects of one of these nonclimatic energy perturbations: deforestation. We …
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