Wednesday, April 25, 2012


date: Fri, 09 Mar 2007 16:50:12 +0000
from: Tim Osborn <>
subject: Re: O&B 2006
to: Gerd B�rger <>, Keith Briffa <>

Hi Gerd,

sorry I didn't have time to respond earlier, but I was busy with
teaching etc. this term. Thanks for the direct communication -- it's
much nicer than to suddenly receive a comment from the journal
without advance warning! I have subsequently received a copy from
Science, with a request to write a response, which we are still
preparing (but will finish very soon).

The issues of proxy selection and inclusion of the selection process
in the significance testing stage are very relevant, though we will
argue in our reply that the effect on our results is not as large as
your comment suggest -- I'll be interested to hear what you think of
our response when you see it.

Best wishes


At 13:27 06/02/2007, Gerd B�rger wrote:
>Hi Tim & Keith,
>I have just submitted the attached technical comment to Science. I
>wonder if it is not too technical to be accepted. It will definitely
>throw me into the camp of contrarians, a place where I had never dreamt to be.
>Anyway, I wanted to say thanks especially to Tim for his very
>productive cooperation. And I hope you find some scientific value in it.
> Gerd

Dr Timothy J Osborn, Academic Fellow
Climatic Research Unit
School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK

phone: +44 1603 592089
fax: +44 1603 507784


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