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date: Fri Jun 5 12:38:27 2009
from: Phil Jones <>
subject: Re: Request to nominate you for proposed IPCC Special Report on
to: "HAYES, LUCY (DECC - CESA)" <>

Dear Lucy,
I'm away part of next week, so a reply now. In it there is my request to be an RE
and also three other posssibilities.
I'd like to nominated as a Review Editor for Chapter 3. If you need me to fill in
a nomination form then I will. I filled one in for the Extremes workshop in Norway
in March this year. I also filled one in for the Venice scoping meeting across all
three WGs (meeting July 13-17). I'm also hopeful of being nominated as a CLA/LA
in the main WG1 report (AR5).
As for others - there are three possibilities.
Tim Osborn - also in CRU at UEA (
Tim has sent me this
chapter 3: Changes in climate extremes and their impacts on the natural physical
chapter 9: Case studies (assuming that the cases shown will want some climatological
context, e.g. how unusual the event was, whether the type of event considered is likely to
be influenced by climate change)
Brief supporting statement:
Well published in climate and climate change field (>70 publications), spanning wide range
of disciplines (past, present, future change; data, models; precipitation extremes
including those that produce droughts and floods). Have led and worked on UK science
projects, UK applied projects (e.g. funded by UK Water Industry Research, Environment
Agency), coordinated EU collaborative project), so I have experience of working across
disciplines and with users of science. I was a contributing author for two chapters of
IPCC AR4 WG1 (2007). I have researched extensively on UK precipitation extremes, though
also have experience with temperature extremes and droughts during instrumental record and
in future climate scenarios.
Then there is Clare Goodess - also at CRU, UEA (
Clare hasn't sent me anything, except that she'd like to be involved. She co-ordinated
a large EU project (STARDEX) on downscaling and extremes.
and Andrew Dlugolecki (ANDREW DLUGOLECKI <>)
Andrew used to work in the insurance industry and is an attached academic to CRU at UEA
Andrew recently edited the large report on extremes, risk and insurance for the
Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). At the link below is the press release from Feb 2009.
The report was called 'Coping with Climate Change'
All three would be good nominees from the UK. I'm fully aware that the number
of selected UK authors though will be low.
Best Regards

At 12:23 04/06/2009, you wrote:

Dear Phil,
I am a member of the climate science team in DECC.
I am writing to ask whether you would wish to be nominated as an author of the IPCC
Special Report on "Extreme events and disasters: Managing the risks".
Please note that a Science Steering Group set up by the IPCC Bureau will select the
final participants, so there is no guarantee that you will be selected as an author.
If you are happy for us to nominate you, I would be grateful if you would identify your
preference for the chapters you would wish to work on and in what capacity you would
wish to participate: Please see the attached form. For more details on the chapters, see
the Special Report scoping document, also attached.
I would also be grateful if you had any recommendations for other people who we could
consider as authors for the report. For any recommendations, please send a brief
summary of why you think they would be suitable and their contact details.
We would also be grateful if you would let us know if you would prefer not to be
I look forward to hearing from you.
Best wishes,
Lucy Hayes.
<<IPCC-XXX14.pdf>> <<Form for nominees - chapter preferences.xls>>
Lucy Hayes
Scientific Adviser
Climate and Energy: Science and Analysis (CESA)
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Whitehall place

Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
University of East Anglia
Norwich Email

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