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date: Sat Oct 4 16:21:59 2008
from: Tom Melvin <>
subject: Re: Fwd: GCB 08-576 Review information
to: Keith Briffa <>

I have gone through this paper (Tardif) and it is very good.
They produce empirical evidence to show that the occurence of thin latewood vessel walls
are not related to absolute temperature but to relative changes (if mean tempertaure is
more than 2 degrees below recent mean) presumed due to aclimation of trees. By implication
this suggests that MXD cannot retain long-timescale variance which makes the paper
important, i.e. you should review it.
As it comes from Prentice and we may want a favour from him later it ought to be done
sooner than later.
At 15:08 02/10/2008, you wrote:

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Dear Dr. Briffa,
Thank you for agreeing to review this MS for Global Change Biology. We are attaching an
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reviewers to send us their comments within two weeks of receipt of the manuscript. To
receive the free color print we will need your review by October 22nd.
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Rachel Shekar
Manuscript Number: GCB 08/576
Manuscript Title: Climatic light rings in Pinus banksiana from the mixed boreal forest
of central Canada: diagnostic, variability in past centuries, and implications for
dendroclimatic reconstructions of past temperature changes
Manuscript Authors: Tardif JC, Epp B, Girardin MP, Conciatori F
Manuscript Editor: Colin Prentice
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