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Wahl and Ammann Again #2

Here’s a pretty little graph that I think that you’re going to see more of. One is using the Wahl-Ammann variation of MBH methodology applied to MBH data; the others are from low-order red noise. Pink – no PC reconstruction from WA without strip-bark and Gaspé; black – from low-order red noise. I worked this […]

Wahl and Ammann Again #1

I asked KNMI what were the studies that had "refuted" our work. It seems to be Wahl and Ammann. I’ve never understood the traction of Wahl and Ammann with climate scientists. I doubt that any of them have worked through the details, but Wahl and Ammann issued a press release that all our claims were […]

Letter to Climatic Change

I was asked to review the Wahl and Amman submission in May 2005 and recently posted up my review here. The first recommendation in my review was that all Wahl and Ammann remove all arguments that depended on their rejected GRL article. They didn’t and now it’s come back and should haunt them. Despite providing […]

The RE Benchmark in A&W

There’s an interesting irony in the GRL rejection of the Ammann & Wahl Comment and it will be interesting to see how this gets handled. It turns out that the A&W Climatic Change depends on their GRL submission for their test of statistical significance for the RE statistic. So even though the GRL referee thought […]

Ammann and Wahl – July 2005 Review

I’m posting up our July 2005 review of Ammann and Wahl. The recently accepted A&W version is here. I’m posting this up for a variety of reasons. Mann relied heavily on Ammann and Wahl in his NAS panel testimony (which wasn’t even online as accepted last week) and so it’s hard to finish off the […]

Peer Reviewing Ammann and Wahl #1 – The Correspondence

Mann cited Ammann and Wahl’s recently released paper at NAS (which was not available to us in time for the NAS panel, although I’d seen and reviewed an earlier draft.) After reading it, Per said that he thought that the reviewers had done a lousy job. Now I was only a reviewer for the first […]

Ammann at AGU #2

I’m going to give a fairly brief account of previous attempts to get the residual series and/or cross-validation R2 from Mann, including inquiries to Mann, N.S.F., through Nature, by Climatic Change, by Natuurwetenschap & Techniek and by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. As you will see, no one has been able to get Mann […]

Ammann at AGU: If You Had One Question..

Ammann made a presentation at the same AGU session as me, spending a considerable amount of time criticizing us — though with nothing new to say that we haven’t already rebutted here and in print. There was time for one question (AGU is fanatical about schedules) and I was recognized. So here’s my question to […]

AGU 2005 – #1

The size of the AGU convention is really daunting. Up to Thursday, there were 11,903 attendees. But that doesn’t really portray the size of the presentation effort. Most of those attendees are also presenters. I didn’t see a total of the number of oral and poster presentations, although it would be readily available from AGU. […]

UCAR, Ammann and Wahl and GRL

Several years ago, there was a great controversy at the journal Climate Research regarding the publication of an article by Soon and Baliunas. Three editors, including Hans von Storch, felt that the peer review leading to acceptance of this article was flawed and resigned in protest. I want to compare some of these events to […]

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