The long slow wiki edit war over exactly what sort of denier AW is continues – RationalWiki is more informative – but the issue of surfacestations.org remains untouched. Is it alive? Dead? Undead? Having browsed around a bit I can’t find anyone saying – or, indeed, caring – but being a caring sharing sort of individual I thought I’d poke it a bit.
http://www.surfacestations.org/ is unpromising: NEWS Updated 07/30/2012 New paper in process, see details here. NOTE: Surfacestations.org gallery server has received heavy traffic and some attacks in the last 24hrs. The online image database aka gallery server site has been put into safe mode to secure backups and make it more secure. The “paper” in question is of course the still-born one, still dead after all these years. The online database page promises “We have a growing online database of USHCN, GHCN, and GISS station site surveys on our high speed database server” but the link to http://gallery.surfacestations.org/main.php times out. The last time it was alive appears to be April 2014; by June 2014 it was “Site is temporarily down for maintenance”, which is more than it manages now.
So, does anyone know: it is “officially” dead? Just not the kind of thing people mention in polite company any more? Or something else.