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“I’m really glad Eds imagined they could be used in a much wider way than I ever thought,” she said.
The creation of Howwood did not come from nowhere. It is based on a long tradition of temperature blankets, where each line represents the average temperature for a particular day, or celestial blankets, where each line represents the color of the sky on a particular day.
And so it was no wonder that another scientist across the Atlantic had a similar idea. In November 2015, Joan Sheldon made what she called a “general warm scarf.” She wanted 400 rows for her scarf. That’s why she used an average annual temperature of 400 years: blue to keep the temperature below normal, red to be warmer than usual, and purple to be normal, because “as you’ll know, if you visit this blog often, I like purple! “she wrote.
Here the story becomes a little nasty. Sheldon, who is studying estuarine at the University of Georgia, said she heard about the heaters from Hawkins in 2018, contacted a blog commenter and never heard of it. “I think he probably invented it independently of me, and people popularized his version because he’s better known in meteorology and climate science,” she wrote in an email this week. For a while, she said she felt “discouraged.”
Hawkins said he only found out last month when Sheldon sent an email.
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