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cc:, Keith Briffa <>, Eystein Jansen <>
date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 14:53:18 -0700
from: Jonathan Overpeck <>
subject: Re: helping with IPCC expert review comment responses
to: Henry Pollack <>

Hi Henry (and Keith/Tim too!): Thanks again for your willingness to
help with our chap 6 responses to expert review comments. This is a
big help, and we're sorry it is last minute.

Regarding your recent message to me:

The IPCC draft turnaround schedule is tight, but we want to make the
SOD as good as it can be. I apologize for not sending you a copy of
the FOD earlier, but your are correct that we should get your input
into the mix as we revise for the SOD. This was difficult for the FOD
because Keith's father died right before the deadline, and it wasn't
possible to circulate the "last 2000 years" text wider than just
Eystein and me at the last minute. We were lucky just to meet the
deadline - the final assembly of a chapter draft is time consuming,
to say the least. It doesn't help that MS Word really isn't up to the

BUT, this time around, we are trying to leave more time, and if you
are ready to work very fast, we should be able to get you into the
mix of finalizing the "last 2000 years" section.

We set a chapter deadline for this week for all revised text and
figs. Keith and Tim have the biggest job - several new, and time
intensive figures, and perhaps the most difficult section prose-wise.
We are hoping they will send all the figs this week, and the prose
shortly thereafter.

****In order to allow Henry to read and suggest edits to the "last
2000 years" section, we are herein asking Keith and Tim to first
finalize on those subsections that are most important for Henry to
read - that is, all of the observed record subsections. Keith and Tim
can do the forcing and simulations sections second. Thus, we should
be able to give Henry the chance to at least read and comment on
those subsections that are most relevant. If time allows for reading
and commenting on the entire section, then that'd be great. But, we
are running out of time.****

Henry - we would like you to also remind us to send the SOD to all
CAs to read after it is complete. Like yourself, all of the CA's
have helped with the revision of their relevant sections, but it
would be good for all CAs to be able to read the entire document. I
suspect we can set up an efficient way to track comments as well.

Hope this works - it all hinges on Tim/Keith finalizing fast, and
then you responding fast. We have to have time for CLAs to edit (and
shorten) the entire draft, and then we have to get it into final IPCC
TSU form for submission - just the latter step takes several days.

Thanks again, Peck and Eystein

Jonathan T. Overpeck
Director, Institute for the Study of Planet Earth
Professor, Department of Geosciences
Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

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