subject: 2009JD013094 (Editor - Joost de Gouw): Review Instructions for
Dear Dr. Jones:
Thank you for agreeing to review manuscript number 2009JD013094 entitled "On the reliability of the U.S. Surface Temperature Record" by Matthew J. Menne, Claude Williams, Jr., and Micheal Palecki for possible publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Our goal is to complete the initial review process in about four weeks, and the assigned due date for this project is October 11, 2009. We would appreciate your completing and returning the review on or before this date.
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Reviewers are kindly requested to consider the originality of the scientific work and to evaluate the scope of the manuscript with respect to the broad readership of the Journal. In particular they should warn the Editor if they feel that the work may be too specialized, too regional in scope, or that its wording makes it unnecessarily difficult or unappealing for readers from outside the field. Suggestions that make the manuscript shorter without altering its content are particularly welcome.
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Joost de Gouw