from: "Rob Wilson" <rjwilsonatXYZxyz.ca>
subject: on something entirely different
to: "Keith Briffa" <k.briffaatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
I understand that you are busy, so there is no real rush.
I am also still keen to do any more tightening on the paper if you feel it necessary.
I would rather have it in Holocene than have to re-submit to another journal.
Just a quick question on an entirely new topic.
I have been working with John Topham (the Surrey Violin dater) and identified a grouping in
his data that comes from high elevations in south-east Germany and the Austrian Alps.
I hope to write a paper with him to assess the use of "violin" tree-ring data for
I have in fact a preliminary series that goes back to the late 13th century.
This series shows surprising similarities in trend from 1856-1950 with June/July mean
temperatures. After that we see the inevitable divergence.
However, I was wondering if there is any gridded temperature data for maximum temperatures
for that region.
I have Phil Jones gridded mean temperature anomalies, but would like to test my ideas of a
maximum temperatures signal with these data also. It could compliment the story in the
Holocene paper very nicely?
Do such data exist?
thanks for you time