Apparently none of Santer’s four NOAA coauthors either received or sent any correspondence to Santer regarding the monthly data series used in Santer et al 2008. What a strange way to run a railroad.
The reply was coordinated by Tom Karl. Karl to the other NOAA Coauthors:
NOAA has tasked NESDIS (NCDC) with responding to a Freedom of Information Act Request submitted on November 10, 2008, by Steve McIntyre. In this request, Mr. McIntyre requests two types of NOAA records:
(1) any monthly time series of output from any of the 47 climate models sent by Santer and/or other coauthors of Santer et al 2008 to NOAA employees between 2006 and October 2008; and
(2) any correspondence concerning these monthly time series between Santer and/or other coauthors of Santer et al 2008 and NOAA employees between 2006 and October 2008.
At this time, I am only requesting confirmation as to whether you have any of the above NOAA records that would need to be submitted in response to this request. A process for submitting these items will be communicated once there is confirmation that such records exist.
I have searched my records and have no monthly time series from any of the 47 climate models used in our paper and thus no correspondence concerning monthly time series that were neither requested by me nor distributed by Dr. Santer.
A reply is requested by November 19, 2008, even if negative, in order to meet time requirements for FOIA requests.
I have searched my records and have no monthly model output time series used in the Santer paper, and thus no correspondence concerning monthly time series that were neither requested by me nor distributed by Dr. Santer.
I have examined my files and have no monthly time series from climate models used in the paper referred to, and no correspondence regarding said time series.
I have no monthly time series from any of the 47 climate models used in
the Santer et al. (2008) paper since none were provided to me during the
course of this project and thus I have no correspondence regarding these