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date: Mon Nov 1 10:08:46 2004
from: Phil Jones <>
subject: Re: [Fwd: [Fwd: IPCC AR4 -]]
to: "Parker, David (Met Office)" <>

Just back after a week away on holiday. I have written some text (a couple of pages
for 3.2). It must be on my laptop at home. I'll send it tomorrow.
At 09:35 01/11/2004, you wrote:

Kevin, Phil
I'm forwarding just the email (without attachments) to record Carl
Mears's view that Dian Seidel should still be regarded as a contributing
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 21:48:29 -0400
From: Brian Soden <>
Subject: [Fwd: IPCC AR4 -]
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: IPCC AR4 -
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 15:00:00 -0700
From: carl mears [1]<>
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Hi Brian

Attached is my IPCC contribution. I've included a very rough draft of one
figure showing
satellite time series. This could be augmented with radiosonde/reanalysis
data easily and
extended back in time. I like having the weighting functions in the same
so the reader can understand more about what we're talking about. The
function part could have some sort of shading (with a blurry boundary) to
indicate troposphere/stratosphere, though of course this is complicated by
the zonal
dependence of the tropopause height (hence the blurriness).

Dian Seidel did all the work of assembling the time series and calculating
averages, trends and confidence intervals in a consistent manner as part of
CCSP effort. She should be included in the contributing author list for
this chapter
if she's not already there.

I'm also attaching a figure that John Christy is developing for CCSP. I
like using a
figure to summarize all the trends, because it is easier to evaluate when
things agree
(more or less) and where they don't. In this case, it's easy to see that
everything goes
to pot in the stratosphere. I'd like to see a figure like this in the
summary part
of 3.4.1.

I obviously don't think much of the two Vinnikov and Grody results. I
think that the publication of VG1 in science was a massive failure of the
process. But there it is, so we can't really ignore it. VG2, despite some
should be published in JGR so the rest of the world can evaluate it in
Apparently there is also a Science paper associated with VG2, but VG won't
share its contents right now due to Science editorial policy.


>A reminder for those who have not submitted their contributions yet. I
>would like to recieve them by next Monday (Nov. 1). Hope I don't spoil
>your weekend.
>Brian Soden wrote:
>>Dear Chapter 3.4 Contributors
>>Just a reminder that the deadline for your contributions to the Zero'th
>>Order Draft (ZOD) of Chapter 3 is only two weeks away (Nov. 1). If I have
>>not already received your contribution, please keep this deadline in mind.
>>Once I have recieved your contribution, it will be edited and assembled
>>with others. However, that is not the end of your task! You will be
>>asked to review the material once the full ZOD is assembled and your
>>comments at this stage in the process are important and will be most
>>Thanks for your help.

Dr. Carl Mears
Remote Sensing Systems
438 First Street, Suite 200, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
707-545-2904 x21
707-545-2906 (fax))

Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
University of East Anglia
Norwich Email

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