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from: Ben Santer <>
subject: [Fwd: Invitation to attend Symposium for Tom Wigley]
to: Thomas C Peterson <>

Dear Tom,

I saw - to my horror - that I had left your name off the list of
invitees to Tom Wigley's Retirement Symposium. I plead advanced
senility, induced by excessive exposure to folks like Steven McIntyre. I
am now remedying my mistake, and forwarding the announcement of the
Symposium. I hope you'll be able to attend!

With best regards,

Benjamin D. Santer
Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
P.O. Box 808, Mail Stop L-103
Livermore, CA 94550, U.S.A.
Tel: (925) 422-3840
FAX: (925) 422-7675

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Subject: Invitation to attend Symposium for Tom Wigley
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Dear friends of Tom Wigley,

As many of you may know, Tom Wigley recently retired from his position
as Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research
(NCAR). Tom remains affiliated with NCAR, but increasingly will be
shifting his base of operations to Australia and the University of Adelaide.

In an illustrious scientific career spanning over 45 years, Tom has made
major contributions to our understanding of past, present, and future
environmental (particularly climatic) change. His contributions are
unique in terms of both scope and impact. They have been made in such
diverse areas as aqueous geochemistry, plume rise theory, the origin of
life, dendroclimatology, the construction and analysis of observed
surface temperature datasets, climate change detection and attribution,
the development and application of energy balance models, integrated
assessment, climate impacts, CO2 and climate stabilization, and
geoengineering. He also has made significant scientific contributions to
all four IPCC reports, and to a number of other national and
international assessments of various aspects of climate science.

Professor Phil Jones and I are organizing a one-day "Wigley Symposium"
to honor Tom. This is an opportunity to thank Tom for advancing and
enriching our field. It is also an opportunity to celebrate his past
accomplishments, to look forward to new ones, and to wish him well for
the future.

We hope you will be able to attend the Symposium, which will take place
at NCAR on June 19, 2009, immediately following the annual NCAR
Community Climate System Modeling Workshop in Breckenridge.

With assistance from Tom, Phil Jones and I are in the process of
finalizing a program for the Symposium. The intent is to have a series
of thirty-minute lectures on various aspects of climate science,
highlighting Tom's contributions to our field. Several lectures will
also cover other scientific areas in which Tom has worked.

Within the next two weeks, we will be circulating an agenda for the
Symposium and some logistical information. In the interim, please mark
June 19th on your calendars!

With best regards,

Ben Santer and Phil Jones

(P.S.: There will be funding to cover the cost of a Symposium dinner on
the evening of June 19th. Save in exceptional cases, however, most
Symposium participants will have to pay their own travel and
accommodation expenses).
Benjamin D. Santer
Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
P.O. Box 808, Mail Stop L-103
Livermore, CA 94550, U.S.A.
Tel: (925) 422-3840
FAX: (925) 422-7675


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