I am using data in a GIS application that shows some land or islands in areas where I would not expect such, or at least have never heard that there are islands. How to find these in Google Earth? Do they have names?
The 211 of the 67,420 CRU grid boxes outside Antarctica used in the WFD are incorrectly designated as land. These were omitted from the WFDEI files; leaving 67,209 land points outside Antarctica plus 27,533 within (the grid boxes are not of equal area).
I've never seen a clear explanation of where they come from, but I recall they have associated elevations of zero. I suspect that some of them are from moored buoys that were mis-characterized as land. For example, the Bay of Biscay box is probably the Gascogne buoy described in Turton and Pethica (2010) and the group to the west is probably Ocean Station PAP: