Population by County Misleading
A comment by Kevin Ahern
I read with interest your discussion on variability of rainfall over the last 100 years. You may be interested to know that due to the introduction of a new automated weather observation system by the National Weather Service, rainfall figures over the past few years have been reported inaccurately. ASOS (Automated Surface Observation System) has replaced human weather observers in nearly every weather office in the United States over the past 4 years, and unfortunately, there are significant systematic inaccuracies in its measurements of several weather parameters, including rainfall. In my own experience comparing ASOS rainfall totals to a simple bucket raingauge, ASOS underreports rainfall by 5-20%. This is a significant factor for researchers. Do you have any plans to address this problem?
San Bernardino County Population Density
A comment by Martin G. Chourre
This web site is not fully populated(sorry about the pun). The static maps of each decennial census are not up yet. It is true that population density by county is misleading, but in the text it points out the limitations of such a portrayal. A short discussion on San Bernardino County is pointed out in the text that explains the situation that most people live in the western part of the county.
Why I live in Alaska
A comment by Jan Curtis
Growth in the Rocky Mountain States also reflect America's great passion to flee the east and largest cities. Only in Alaska will one find peace and quiet. Regards, JC