date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 08:16:25 -0700
from: Michael Wehner <MFWehneratXYZxyz.gov>
subject: Re: Fwd: data and source code request
to: Phil Jones <p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
The supervisor is this guy:
Does not make much sense,
----- Original Message -----
From: Phil Jones <p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 12:37 am
Subject: Fwd: data and source code request
To: Michael Wehner <MFWehneratXYZxyz.gov>
> Hi Mike,
> Can you do a bit of discrete looking at UC Berkeley to see if
> this student really is a student in Physics?
> I'm planning to ignore the request, but am a little curious
> as to
> who the supervisor may be. I don't think I would have had the
> nerve to
> send a request like this when I was a student. I don't think I'd
> have the
> nerve to send one this blunt even now.
> It seems a pointless PhD. I would have thought that Berkeley
> would be above this sort of thing.
> No rush if you're weighed under with proper work!
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> >From: "Arthur D. Edelstein" <edelsteiatXYZxyzrates.berkeley.edu>
> >Sender: arthuredelsteinatXYZxyzil.com
> >To: p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk
> >Subject: data and source code request
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> >Dear Prof. Jones,
> >My name is Arthur Edelstein, and I am a graduate student in
> physics at
> >UC Berkeley. I am writing to request the complete HadCRUT3 dataset
> and>computer source code that you and your coauthors used to adjust
> and>analyze the surface temperature data in the following paper:
> >Brohan, P., J.J. Kennedy, I. Harris, S.F.B. Tett and P.D. Jones,
> 2006:>Uncertainty estimates in regional and global observed
> temperature>changes: a new dataset from 1850. J. Geophysical
> Research 111, D12106
> >I and others would like to understand all details of your analysis of
> >global temperature trends. I am making this request for the surface
> >records you have used and the computer programs that analyze them,
> >consistent with the American Geophysical Union policies, copied
> below,>which apply to the Journal of Geophysical Research.
> >Thank you very much in advance.
> >Arthur D Edelstein
> > >From American Geophysical Union Policy on Referencing Data in and
> >Archiving Data for AGU Publications
> >Citing Data in Regular AGU Journal Papers
> >1. Data sets cited in AGU publications must meet the same type of
> >standards for public access and long-term availability as are applied
> >to citations to the scientific literature. Thus data cited in AGU
> >publications must be permanently archived in a data center or centers
> >that meet the following conditions:
> > a) are open to scientists throughout the world.
> > b) are committed to archiving data sets indefinitely.
> > c) provide services at reasonable costs.
> >The World and National data centers meet these criteria. Other data
> >centers, though chartered for specific lengths of time, may also be
> >acceptable as an archive for this material if there is a
> commitment to
> >migrating data to a permanent archive when the center ceases
> >operation. Citing data sets available through these alternative
> >centers is subject to approval by AGU.
> >2. Data sets that are available only from the author, through
> >miscellaneous public network services, or academic, government or
> >commercial institutions not chartered specifically for archiving
> data,>may not be cited in AGU publications. This type of data set
> >availability is judged to be equivalent to material in the gray
> >literature. If such data sets are essential to the paper and authors
> >should treat their mention just as they would a personal
> >communication. These mentions will appear in the body of the paper
> but>not in the reference list.
> >3. To assist scientists in accessing the data sets, authors are
> >encouraged to include a brief data section in their papers. This
> >section should contain the key information needed to obtain the data
> >set being cited.
> > >From American Geophysical Union Guidelines to Publication of
> >Geophysical Research
> >B. Obligations of Authors
> >1. An author's central obligation is to present a concise, accurate
> >account of the research performed as well as an objective discussion
> >of its significance.
> >2. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to public
> >sources of information to permit the author's peers to repeat the
> Prof. Phil Jones
> Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
> School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
> University of East Anglia
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