We simply do not know what stations are accepted or rejected by those who compile the temperature record, but it might make sense when there are many stations in a single grid. The problems arise for the many grids (the majority) where there is only one or two stations, where spurious readings are impossible to detect. Most of the Arctic stations and alsmost all of the Siberian stations fall into this category. In central USA and UK there are regular checks on calibration, accuracy and reliability. In the wilds of the Arctic, supervision from headquarters is minimal, and false readings are difficult to check. Nobody from the University of East Anglia goes to Siberian airports to find where the instruments are kept, or how the conditions have
                                                                                                                                       changed over the past twenty years.