cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, Beatriz Balino <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 09:35:50 +0100
from: Hugues Goosse <hgsatXYZxyzr.ucl.ac.be>
subject: Re: B parts
to: Eystein Jansen <eystein.jansenatXYZxyz.uib.no>, imprint-sscatXYZxyzrknes.uib.no
I have attached the document B1-3 and B4 with some comments and suggestion from our group
(track changes in word). In addition, I have included below the main points so that you
should not track the changes in all the documents to get the main topics of the suggestions
we have included in the documents.
All the best
The project adresses various questions. This must appears as a strength because we will be
able to address the main issues in which paleoclimate can be useful for future prediction
not a weakness because the project is too diluted.
If the sub-titles in B.1 are not compulsory, we suggest to slightly adapt improving climate
predictions .... state-of-the art to the actual content of the section. improving climate
predictions .... the project specifities within the general scientific context
Section on abrupt climate change and on climate surprises in B1 could be merged. Moreover,
A component of the proposal is missing at this stage, i.e. the end of an interglacial.
Make it clearer in B1 that there will be climate projection (WP4 and WP7). What is the role
of regional model(s) in the project?.
WP1. Introduction mainly focused towards Europe but we also want to make hemispheric scale
reconstruction (useful to asses climate sensitivity for instance). To make those
hemispheric reconstruction, links with existing data could be made more clear.
It is mentioned a few times (introduction of WP2, task 2.3, introduction of WP.4) that we
want to look at the end of interglacial and thus state when the present interglacial will
end. However, it is not at all clear to me how the modelling work would help for that.
Furthermore, this issue is not mentioned in WP7 that should summerize the lessons for the
future or in documents B1-B3.
The way model simulation will be handled in the data base would probably require one or two
The deliverables of WP6 are mainly related to the skill of proxy and models but the text
also deals with mechanisms. Some words about mechanisms (or related to the preparation of
the work done in WP7 should also be included).
In WP7, more emphasis could be made on Greenland Ice Sheet melting (as it appears to be an
important point in B1).
At some locations (e.g. tasks 6.4 and 7.2), we use sentences like additional experiments
will be made to study this point. I think that such sentences should be avoided because
they are not precise enough. If we know now what we will do, we should say that. If the
design of those experiments depends of the results of the project itself and are thus not
yet precisely determined, we should say it explicitly. The place for numerical simulation
should remain, as much as possible, in WP4.
We assume that updated list of partners, list of deliverable and timetables are part of the
formatting and thus we didnt comment on these points.
A final check for acronyms will be needed (AMOC or A-MOC or MOC; SOAP or SO&P; ...)
International program :
INTIMATE Project : INTegration of Ice core, Marine and Terrestrial records of the Last
At 08:44 18/02/2005 +0100, Eystein Jansen wrote:
Thanks for working hard on getting there....
Please find enclosed two documents.
One contains the draft of B1,B2 and B3.
The second contains the draft of B4.
Please circulate this to your WP Task leaders and partners as you see fit.
All comments need to be with us by noon on February 23. Use the track changes function
or mark changes with colour.
We will circulate B6 (Management) and B8 (First 18 month implementation) early next
A few remarks:
- We have positive answers from the key US and Canadian associated scientists we listed
in London. They will be listed in B5.
- Please help with B1. This is the most critical part for the evaluation.
- B3: list the key national and international programmes.
- B4. I have only done very minor changes to what was sent. We need to thoroughly go
through both the science, the deliverables and the linkages between WP. The introduction
to this chapter is new. WP8 - I have entered a few suggestions in blue. We need to put
the BCCR elements in, but haven�t had time yet.
- Provide key references.
And anything else which will help.
As you will see we have not bothered about consistent formatting now, since we
anticipate lots of changes. This will de done in the last phase, so don�t worry about
this now. But good ideas on presentation are of course welcome.
All in all we are on track. The last weeks will be hectic, but we�ll get it in in good
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