Saturday, April 28, 2012


cc:,, "Ricardo Villalba" <>
date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 10:58:43 +0200
from: Eystein Jansen <>
subject: Re: First draft of FOD
to: Keith Briffa <>

Hi Keith,
sorry that I did not see the figure legends - looked in the wrong file.
Enclosed is your file with my comments to the
text, seen as "track changes". My broadband
access was down on Friday and I was away without
internet in the week-end, thus you did not get it
before now.

I would hope to see the paragraphs in blue
retained, since they give necessary detail about
the many reconstructions available for the 4AR.
Lets see where the whole chapter ends up in terms
of space before deciding.

As you can see from my comments in the text I
think we need to be very careful concerning the
wording of the MM case and also using the
Wahl/Amman papers before they have been peer

I leave the ENSO stuff to Peck.

Concerning figures. I agree that providing a mean
reconstruction is not right - wanted to check
this out, as this also involves how we deal with
Crowleys figure. Would be nice if some other
colour than white was used for the mid part.

I second Peck�s comments concerning SH. Even a
brief section and a Figure would be great.


>Peck and Eystein
>one day after the deadline only!
>attached in separate emails (only to you two -
>for integration and distribution) is the text
>and 2 Figures for the 2000 year section. I have
>included the last part (in green) as sent (I
>believe in preliminary form) by Ricardo (this is
>in green to indicate that I have not tried to
>edit it until Ricardo and others are ready-
>though I think it may be too large already - but
>see later). The section presently in blue, must
>(I think) be taken out (either to be put in
>supplementary information - as could other
>sections that I have actually taken out of the
>ZOD already - or dumped. I will not work on this
>assumption yet in case it will not happen).
>I have put in a bulleted summary section at the
>end (not including regional bullets) - please
>consider these as my contribution to the
>potential new bullets).
>We will have to see where the SH section Ricardo
>is writing with Ed Cook will go - no matter how
>brief I belive this has to go in - the
>large-scale moisture stuff from the ZOD has gone
>from this draft also and, if retained in some
>form, will have to go in the regional section
>also - as will monsoon if we have it - I do not
>see how this will can be accomplished without
>very heavy editing of this section (happy to
>help with this when appropriate).
>I have tried to incorporate all comments
>received on ZOD , while putting in the degree of
>detail I thought necessary about the most
>important stuff as I see it - given the severe
>space constraint I realise this needs further
>pruning but it will mean cutting flesh.
>David,Stefan, Fortunat and Henry and Tom
>Crowley's comments are essential now (we agreed
>to add Tom as CA in Beijing). Henry will need
>to help in paring down the GST citations where
>possible (hope he understands my attempts to
>revise his section while trying to keep all
>interested parties opinion's in mind).
>I particularly need feedback soon on the
>Figures - which Tim has worked heroically on (as
>well as helping me with text) for the past
>weeks. We believe we have come up with a great
>solution to a really difficult job of conveying
>a massive amount of information in these ,
>clearly. Note the expanding time scale on the
>reconstruction Figure - and our way of showing
>the "average " confidence limits (*1.5) . This
>information is then transferred , after
>adjustment to another base period, to the
>simulations Figure . At least , the lower part
>of this must have a great chance of making the
>I am not sure how much space this text will take
>up after you reformat, but the Figures and
>associated legends should be allocated their own
>2 pages. I am here for the next 2 weeks at least
>and ready to interact with yourselves and others
>regarding the next steps - especially for the
>regional section - but we need strong direction
>from The CLAs ( and the uncensored opinions of
>the LAs and CLAs on the current content and
>priorities .
>Over to you now
>Professor Keith Briffa,
>Climatic Research Unit
>University of East Anglia
>Norwich, NR4 7TJ, U.K.
>Phone: +44-1603-593909
>Fax: +44-1603-507784

Eystein Jansen
Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research and
Dep. of Earth Science, Univ. of Bergen
All�gaten 55
N-5007 Bergen
Phone: +47-55-583491 - Home: +47-55-910661
Fax: +47-55-584330

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