date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 15:56:31 UT
subject: 2008JD009964 (Editor - Jose Fuentes): Request to Review from
Dear Dr. Osborn:
I write to ask if you could please serve as a judge for two brief papers. Please give me your opinion as to whether the two enclosed comments (the next is coming soon)are worth publishing in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere. Sincerely, Professor Jose D Fuentes Editor
Would you be willing and available to review "Reply to: "Comment on 'Robustness of proxy-based climate field reconstruction methods', by Mann et al."" by Scott Rutherford, Michael Mann, Eugene Wahl, and Caspar Ammann, submitted for possible publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres?
The abstract is:
In "Comment on 'Robustness of proxy-based climate field reconstruction methods', by Mann et al." Smerdon et al., correctly point out that the initial regridding method used by Mann et al., 2007 to map ECHO-g output to the resolution of surface observation data enhanced the variability of the Northern Hemisphere mean series compared to the original model output. This technial issue has no impact on the conclusions of Mann et al., 2007, as we demonstrate in this reply. We also point out that Mann et al., 2007 was not an attempt to compare the CSM and ECHO-g models and demonstrate that detrending the predictand prior to calibration still produces a reconstruction that fails to capture any of the low-frequency variability of the true ECHO-g Northern Hemisphere mean.
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