Friday, May 25, 2012


cc: Phil Jones <>, "Michael E. Mann" <>, "Raymond S. Bradley" <>
date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 07:31:08 -0600
from: Tom Wigley <>
subject: Caption
to: Keith Briffa <>, Tim Osborn <>


It seems that there was a misunderstanding about what I suggested re Yang.

To be more specific, I suggest adding the following to the end of the
Figure 2 caption:

"..... Note that individual series are weighted according to their
quality in forming a composite hemispheric-scale time series."

The word 'quality' here has been chosen carefully -- as something that
is deliberately a bit ambiguous.

The point here is to have something that we can fall back on if anyone
criticizes *any* specific input series (*not* just Yang).


Please note that there are three incorrect affiliations in the ms :

I should be just ..... Tom Wigley, NCAR, Boulder, CO.

I am no longer directly part of UCAR -- except insofar as UCAR being the
umbrella organization for NCAR (which is irrelevant).

Caspar and Kevin (for consistency) should be .....

Caspar Ammann, NCAR, Boulder, CO.
Kevin Trenberth, NCAR, Boulder, CO.

For your information, we are all in CGD, which is a 'Division' within
NCAR. Within this, Kevin and I are in the Climate Analysis Section (CAS)
and Caspar is in a different Section. As far as affiliations go,
however, these are irrelevant details.

Equally, some details in other persons affiliations could well be deleted.

Please fix these things at the proof stage.



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