Thursday, May 10, 2012


date: Fri Mar 11 08:41:18 2005
from: Phil Jones <>
subject: Re: FW: Application for Fellowship ref 00022570
to: "Althea Howard" <>

Back in Norwich now. I don't recall meeting this person in Birmingham in 1999. Likely
my fault as I meet a lot of people. I only recall 2-3 emails many years ago. I suspect
Brian will not recall him either.
Looking at his 'application' form, he doesn't have that many real references. He looks
to be retired. Being an editor on Climate Research is something I wouldn't put on my CV.
It is a discredited journal in the field. Most of the people he puts in the email
(the 4 in the US and the other 5 are mainly greenhouse skeptics - although Changnon,
Landsea and Pielke are mainstream climatologists). So, I'd be wary of accepting him
as a fellow.
Mike Hulme isn't at the Hadley Centre, but here at UEA (
My only other link with him occurred in late 2003. Usborne books (a British publishing
house had a good book for kids (12-14 yr olds)) yet a group of Canadians (including
complained to the publishers about the content of one of their series on Global Warming.
Usborne got me to read through the book and assess their critical comments, which
were groundless. I did think at the time that this was being very petty.
Hope this helps in any decision.
At 08:32 09/03/2005, you wrote:

Here it is Phil....many thanks.

Althea Howard (Ms)
Membership, Subscriptions and Accounts
Royal Meteorological Society
104 Oxford Road
Tel 0118 9568500, Fax 0118 9568571

From: Madhav Khandekar [[1]]
Sent: 05 March 2005 00:50
To: Althea Howard
Subject: RE: Application for Fellowship ref 00022570
Dear Ms Howard

During my attendance to IUGG Conference in Birmingham, UK(1999), I met following UK
scientists ( only briefly) who would be aware of my research.

1: Dr. Phil Jones, University of east Anglia, UK ( Phil and I have communicated with
each other extensively thru e-mails).
2: Prof. Brian Hoskins, University of Reading, UK ( I met and discussed only briefly
with Prof. Hoskins during IUGG).

During my wave modeling work at Environment Canada, I attended several annual meetings
in Europe ( from 1988 thru 1993) and have met a few UK wave modelers. Notable among them
1: Ms Rachael Stratton ( she used to work in wave modeling group at UK Met office some
15 years ago. I understand she works at present with climate molders like Dr. Gareth
Jones and others at UK Climate Modeling Group).
2: Dr. Peter A.E.M. Janssen, originally from Netherlands, now working on global ocean
wave models at ECMWF in Reading, UK.

More recently at the Climate Change Conference in Moscow ( July 2004), I met Dr. Mike
Hulme, a climate scientist with UK climate modeling Group at Exeter, UK.

In my editorial work, I often communicate with several US scientists, notable among them
1: Prof. Roger Pielke, Sr, Dept of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort
Collins, CO, USA
2: Prof. Robert Balling Jr, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
3: Dr. Stanley Changnon, Climatologist ( Emeritus) at Illinois State Water Survey, USA
4. Dr. Christopher Landsea, Hurricane specialist, NOAA Laboratory, Miami, USA

Some of the scientists living elsewhere with whom I often communicate are:
1. Dr. Chris de Freitas, University of Auckland, New Zealand
2. Dr. Vincent Gray, retd. Scientist and IPCC external reviewer, Wellington, New Zealand
3. Prof. Kevin Walsh, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
4. Prof. Nils-Axel Morner, Head, Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics, University of Stockholm,
5. Dr. Paul Reiter, Scientist & Head of Insect & Infectious Disease, Pasteur Institute,

You may want to find out if some of these scientists are Fellows of RMS and you may be
able to obtain a supporting reference on my behalf.

For your ready reference and use, I am enclosing a brief bio-data of mine in an
electronic form ( [2]File:MLK bio, revised)

Let me know if you need any other info in this connection.

Thank you


Madhav Khandekar
Unionville, ON, L3R 7Z5

-----Original Message-----
From: Althea Howard [[3]]
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005 10:30 AM
Subject: Application for Fellowship ref 00022570

Dear Dr Khandekar,
Many thanks for your application, but unfortunately we are not able to arrange sponsors
for you. I note that you are a member of both the AMS and CMOS, so if you are acquainted
with any members of those Societies I can check to see if they are Fellows of the Royal
Met Soc. and you could then approach them as potential sponsors.
I look forward to hearing from you again,
Best regards,

Althea Howard (Ms)
Membership, Subscriptions and Accounts
Royal Meteorological Society
104 Oxford Road
Tel 0118 9568500, Fax 0118 9568571

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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