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date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 23:06:56 -0400
from: "Wahl, Eugene R" <>
subject: RE: Past Millennia Climate Variability - Review Paper - reminder
to: "Phil Jones" <>

Hi Phil:

I have had a breakthrough on what I've been doing concerning protocols to test reconstructions in climate model environments. [I abandonned the formal outline route, which in the end was hindering my thought rather than helping it. Instead, I have approached things in a slightly more visual-oriented format, which really is helping.]

I just now sent a draft of what I've done off to Caspar for review, as a co-author on section 6.1. I asked him for feedback at the earliest possible time he can, as I'm now finally in a place to move ahead solidly. I also have reminded him recently concerning the forcings material you asked me to mention to him.

Finally, I now realize that the work I have been doing is really more directly targeted at sections 3.3 and 3.4 than at section 6.1 -- as I had before assumed (although it still has at least some relevance to 6.1). I have put together quite some detail, and thus I imagine I should communicate this to Tim. Indeed, I will send it to him just after this message. He might well find it interesting, and I want to avoid the situation in which he and I duplicate effort unnecessarily. I seem to remember you mentioning that he had not gotten much of a start yet, and perhaps what I have done can fit in nicely. We'll see.

I'm not sure about timing on all of this [and in fact my term ends in mid-May and not March]. In any case, I think I did intend to get you a text by now, but obviously that hasn't worked, and illness has been an issue (still is in fact). However, progress now is good, and so is momentum. I'm going ahead with a final portion on significance benchmarks and validation overall, which I will send to co-authors as soon as I can. Hopefull, I can soon get some feedback from Tim and Caspar, and then move forward with some dispatch on this material.

That is the news I have. Thanks for your work on this.

Peace, Gene
Dr. Eugene R. Wahl
Asst. Professor of Environmental Studies
Alfred University

1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802


From: Phil Jones []
Sent: Mon 3/26/2007 6:42 AM
To: Christoph Kull;;;; Eduardo Zorita;; Janice Lough; Juerg Luterbacher; Keith Briffa; Tim Osborn; Ricardo Villalba; Kim Cobb; Heinz Wanner; Jonathan Overpeck; Michael Schulz; Eystein Jansen; Nick Graham; Francis Zwiers; Caspar Ammann; Michael E. Mann; Gavin Schmidt; Sandy Tudhope; Tas van Ommen; Wahl, Eugene R
Cc: Williams, Larry; Thorsten Kiefer
Subject: Past Millennia Climate Variability - Review Paper - reminder

> Dear All,
It seems that progress on this paper from our enjoyable Wengen
meeting is painfully slow! I'm reminded about it as I've just received
some revised text from Janice about the corals, I'm expecting an
ice core summary from Tas van Ommen fairly soon. I have text
from Juerg on documentary material. Gene Wahl
said he would send something during March when term finished.
I saw Francis two weeks ago and he promised something soon.

IPCC will be out soon, so we can no longer use this as an excuse.
So, the bottom line question is are we still working (as a group) towards
putting a paper together?? I know from reviewing articles, that many
of you are submitting papers, so you all can't be too weighed down
with work. I don't want to go back to PAGES and EPRI and say we're
not bothering, so can you all give me a date by which you'll send me
something. I know about the corals and ice cores, and the others
mentioned above.

Think of this as a last call at the airport. You are delaying the
flight, we
will offload your luggage soon! I think the review will be really useful,
if we
can all find the small amount of time to put it together.


Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
University of East Anglia
Norwich Email

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