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date: Mon Jan 19 09:43:45 2009
from: Keith Briffa <>
to: Wanda Lewis <>

Dear Wanda
on serious reflection , I can not undertake this request. I simply have a lot on ,
including several outstanding requests to referee papers. I am just starting teaching on 2
courses and have other commitments as well. Added to the fact that this paper is slightly
outside by area of expertise - at least as regards any experience with Bayesian methods. I
ask that you seek another reviewer. I hope Nathan will understand! I could suggest perhaps
Matthew Schofield ( or perhaps Martin Juckes
( ).
At 21:13 14/01/2009, you wrote:

January 14, 2009
Dear Dr. Briffa,
Dr. Nathan Gillett, Editor, Journal of Climate, has asked me to
contact you as he is seeking Reviewers for a two part manuscript
submitted to Journal of Climate:
Manuscript Number: JCLI 3015 Part 1 of 2
Title: "A Bayesian Algorithm for Reconstructing Spatially Arrayed
Temperatures. Part I: Development and applications to paleoclimate
reconstruction problems"

Authors: Martin P. Tingley and Peter Huybers
Manuscript type: article
Manuscript length: 50 pgs
Manuscript Number: JCLI 3016 Part 2 of 2
Title A Bayesian Algorithm for Reconstructing Spatially Arrayed
Temperatures. Part II: Comparison with the Regularized
Expectation-Maximization Algorithm

Authors Martin P. Tingley and Peter Huybers
Manuscript type: Article
Manuscript length: 53
We understand this is a significant undertaking given this is for a
two part manuscript. However, we are very keen to find common
reviewers for both manuscripts so they can comment on whether there is
enough material to warrant two papers.
To help you decide, you will find attached, the two abstracts.
Could you kindly advise of your availability to review these
manuscripts - if you are available we would expect your review in 6 weeks
(from receipt of the manuscripts).
In the event you are unable to serve as reviewer, we would very much
appreciate suggestions of alternative Reviewers (perhaps a member of
your group may be ideal, for example).
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Kind regards,
Wanda Lewis
Editorial Assistant, Journal of Climate

Professor Keith Briffa,
Climatic Research Unit
University of East Anglia
Norwich, NR4 7TJ, U.K.

Phone: +44-1603-593909
Fax: +44-1603-507784

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