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date: Wed Feb 18 09:08:32 2004
from: Phil Jones <>
subject: Fwd: AGU paper 2003rg000143

I've printed these and they seem OK. Can you have a look as well and I'll email back
and say they are OK? I'll remind them about putting the parts of Fig2 and 6 together.
According to the email I need to send this back tomorrow or Friday at the latest.
Also they say proofs will come within 12 weeks, so by mid-May. I'll remind them I'm
away April 15-30. I'll give them your email to send to as well, but as you'll be at the
it won't help that week.
As for the EGU, I've just added you as Chairperson for the second half and me for the
first half. Session is on the Tuesday. Your talk is the first at 08.30 on 27th April.
half is from 11.00 to 13.00. You get 8 to introduce and me 7. You have the only 30 minute
slot. The other session I'm helping organize is the afternoon that day from 14.30 till
17.00 (CL23).
Let's hope the dates don't change. I asked Gerard Ganssen for one of the Tuesday/Weds
and seem to have got it. CL23 has Syd Levitus, Scott Woodruff, Alexei Kaplan and
the CLIWOC team talking. Also added my name to the poster chairing. These seem to
be on the Wednesday.
The Oeschger medal this year was won by John Mitchell. He's down for a talk on the
Wednesday so he says. So nominating Ray didn't succeed.
I also see that Soon et al. in GRL has come out ! Will your response come out?
We've decided not to respond despite the paper saying that the data on the CRU web site
are the IPCC TAR data - they aren't. If you do talk to people about Soon et al., either
colleagues or the media you can mention that. According to Chris Folland, Geoff Jenkins
and DEFRA the official IPCC series is their OA version of HadCRUTv - i.e. the old version,
not the one with 2 in. They seem to be the only people to know this ! The CRU web site
clearly says it is not the IPCC series. It also says to use the dataset names (i.e.
etc). There are two papers there to reference (J et al. 99 in RoG and J&M 03 in J. Clim) -
neither are ! Their discussion of padding is ridiculous - adding the 1856 and 2002 values
either end ! The running mean clearly shows phase changes !!
The CRU pages also says that the recent years are likely to change as back data goes
in and also the variance correction affects the recent values as well. To figure out
what filtering was used is easily done by using the beginning of the series - not the end
The data here don't change. I know you know all this - it just bugs me that this sort of
thing gets past 2-3 reviewers ! GRL needs tightening up some way - it just seems a
license to print 4 page papers.

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