There is another terrific article by Bürger and Cubasch posted up here . I’ve just looked at for a few minutes so far and it will take time to fully digest, but one can tell right away that it is a very interesting and stimulating article. Gerd Bürger notified me of it and I therefore bring it to your attention.
It was rejected by GRL.
I don’t know what reasons Famiglietti gave for the rejection. I was going to make some nasty comment about Hockey Teams and water boys, but thought better of it. I suspect that it will be along the lines that they are bored with the matter. But in terms of really understanding the statistical methods, the study of MBH methods has only just begun. It’s taken a long time to even figure out MBH did. That was only the first step and shouldn’t have taken any time.
Now it’s time to figure out the statistical properties of their method, which they should have explained on day 1. It doesn’t matter that they’ve moved on to some even more obscure method. Insight from understanding the statistical properties of something where the methods are now more or less understood will be a big leg up for the task of figuring out the next method.