Wednesday, May 16, 2012


date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 20:06:26 +0100
from: "Ogden Annie Ms (MAC)" <>
subject: RE: FW: Reporter inquiry re: destroyed data set
to: "Jones Philip Prof (ENV)" <>

Hello Phil. Just to clarify: do we still have ALL the raw data or not? Not clear from what you say here... and by 'gridded products' you just mean the gridded datasets? Thanks, Annie
From: []
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 5:32 PM
To: Ogden Annie Ms (MAC)
Cc: Jones Philip Prof (ENV); Press Office
Subject: Re: FW: Reporter inquiry re: destroyed data set

Make the point also that we have not destroyed or lost any data. We
have all the raw data that we use in our gridded products. As you say
we are making sure that we can release these station data by
contacting the Met Services of the world.

This is about a right wing institute in DC.

I see that the CRU web site picked up a link to this. If you contact Mike
Salmon he can send you the link.


> Dear Phil,
> Just rang you at home in case I could catch you but I understand you are
> en route for Stansted. Ruth says you will be picking up email. I will
> explain that you are away - but think a statement would be useful - for
> this and for any further queries we receive. Can you confirm that you are
> happy with the following or please send any amends as soon as possible.
> Best, Annie
> The Climatic Research Unit has made available full gridded datasets of
> surface temperature data and averages since 1982 (on its website since the
> late 1990s). These are compiled from raw data provided from stations
> around the world, using a methodology explained in many published
> scientific papers by CRU researchers.
> This data is given to us by meteorological services for this specific use,
> but we are working with the Hadley Centre to secure permission from the
> providers of the raw data to make more of it publicly available in future.
> Computer storage facilities have improved dramatically since the 1970s and
> early 1980s. Storage space at that time was limited and expensive and we
> were not in a position to keep all the raw data we received.
> -------------------------------
> Annie Ogden, Head of Communications,
> University of East Anglia,
> Norwich, NR4 7TJ.
> Tel:+44 (0)1603 592764
> ............................................
> ________________________________
> From: Robin Bravender []
> Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 11:18 PM
> To: Press Office
> Subject: Reporter inquiry re: destroyed data set
> Hello,
> I am a reporter with Greenwire in Washington, D.C. I am working on a story
> for Wednesday, Oct. 7 about a U.S. advocacy group's concerns that pending
> federal regulations rely on raw data from CRU that has been destroyed.
> The Competitive Enterprise Institute said in the attached petition that
> the destruction of CRU's raw data for its global surface temperature data
> set undercuts the credibility of major international climate studies that
> were based on that data.
> I wonder if there is someone that I could speak to on Wednesday morning
> before 10:30 EST (15:30 BST) about the data set and the studies that were
> based on it. I have attached the group's petition to the U.S.
> Environmental Protection Agency. I will be out of the office tomorrow
> morning, but will be able to check my e-mail all day, so please respond to
> me by e-mail if possible.
> Thanks very much for your help.
> Best,
> Robin Bravender
> Reporter
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