from: Tom Wigley <wigleyatXYZxyzr.edu>
subject: [Fwd: Re: IPCC shares]
to: Phil Jones <p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
This is relevant to quantifying the UEA contribution to IPCC.
NCAR contributed a lot to the AR4, but very little to IPCC90.
In the back they list people by country and with organization
identified. Only 4 NCARs -- Firor, Dickinson, Schneider, Trenberth.
But it is important to weight contributions. Clearly, contributing author
is much less than (e.g.) lead author.
Disposition-Notification-To: Tom Wigley <wigleyatXYZxyzr.edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 11:27:58 -0600
From: Tom Wigley <wigleyatXYZxyzr.edu>
User-Agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.7 (Windows/20050923)
X-Accept-Language: en-us, en
To: Karl Taylor <taylor13atXYZxyzl.gov>
CC: Ben Santer <santer1atXYZxyzl.gov>
Subject: Re: IPCC shares
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
Wonderful. I have done no more than think of how many points
to give for the various contributions. My spread is less ...
Note that there are other IPCC reports than just the big WG reports.
One would need to use a diff. point system for these. For example, in
Harvey et al., 1997, the editors did nothing.
I didn't try to figure out my contribution -- I just guessed it at about
1/2000. If Ben told you Mike Wehner's remark, this would allow
me to have a parking spot at Berkeley, but only if I rode a unicycle.
I'll be at PCMDI on Dec. 6. Ben thought we might have a Nobel
(or no bull) celebratory dinner on the 5th.
Karl Taylor wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> Ben told me you were attempting to determine how to divide the prize
> money. Here's my quick go at it:
> Assume a contributing author gets 1 share, a lead author 10 shares, a
> convening lead author 50 shares, a working group chair 500 shares, and
> the IPCC chair 10,000 shares. Taking into account that there have been
> 4 assessment reports by each of the 3 working groups, and assuming 1
> IPCC chair, and for each working group 2 chairs, 20 convening lead
> authors, 100 lead authors, and 300 contributing authors, this yields a
> total of 80,000 shares. My share (1 lead authorship, and ~10
> contributing authorships) gives me 20 shares or about 1/4000 of the
> total. Al gets half the $1.5 million prize; we share the other half,
> so I get 20 shares x $750,000/(80000 shares) = $187.50. Guess I can
> now retire comfortably.
> It is nice to know that as scientists we've made some difference.
> Hope all is well with you.
> Best wishes,