Category Archives: Archiving

Santer Refuses Data Request

On Oct 20, 2008, I sent Santer the following request: Dear Dr Santer, Could you please provide me either with the monthly model data (49 series) used for statistical analysis in Santer et al 2008 or a link to a URL. I understand that your version has been collated from PCMDI ; my interest is […]

Is Briffa Finally Cornered?

In 2000, Keith Briffa, lead author of the millennial section of AR4, published his own versions of Yamal, Taymir and Tornetrask, all three of which have been staples of all subsequent supposedly “independent” reconstructions. The Briffa version of Yamal has a very pronounced HS and is critical in the modern-medieval differences in several studies. However, […]

CSIRO adopts Phil Jones’ Stonewall Tactic

David Stockwell has been providing an interesting report at his blog on his efforts to obtain for a recent lurid report on Australian drought, only to be stonewalled on grounds of “Intellectual Property Rights”, a pretext familiar to CA readers. For a full account, consult David’s always excellent blog. Briefly the new drought report proclaimed: […]

Climate Audit and NOAA FOI Policy

For some reason, Michael Tobis seems to think that the Team is busy cranking out responses to an endless stream of my data requests. Nothing could be further from the truth. For me, getting data from the Team is no easier than posting at realclimate. At this point, it seems to be Team policy to […]

Fortress CRU

As noted in other posts, IPCC policies state: All written expert, and government review comments will be made available to reviewers on request during the review process and will be retained in an open archive in a location determined by the IPCC Secretariat on completion of the Report for a period of at least five […]

Climate scientists should think about data quality more often, says Jones

After unveiling the Hadley Center adjustment error that has been used in all temperature compilations for the past 20 years, Phil Jones stated: Climate scientists should think about data quality more often, says Jones, so that there is no opportunity for incorrect data to sow seeds of doubt in people’s minds about the reality of […]

Rob Wilson Archives Data

On July 17, 2007, Rob Wilson archived British Columbia measurement data obtained in 1997-1998 and used in Wilson and Luckman 2002, 2003 (20 ring width; 7 mxd series). The data is here: Wilson et al (JGR 2007), a new article, reports on a new tree ring reconstruction from 1750 on, which Rob claims to […]

Cicerone of NAS Acquiesces in Data Obstruction

Lonnie Thompson’s work is prominently cited by Al Gore, was cited by the NAS panel of Surface Temperature Reconstructions and is used both in temperature reconstructions and in articles arguing that there was no MWP. One of the remarkable aspects of Thomspon’s corpus is both that the original sample data is unarchived – even for […]

Some Prompt Data Responses

A couple of prompt and favorable responses to inquiries for data from Parker 2006 and Nyberg et al 2007 (a recent article on hurricanes) Parker 2006 I wrote Parker today inquiring about the sites used in Parker 2006 and for data for unarchived sites. He replied promptly as follows: Here are the station lists. The […]

Why does CRU have a confidentiality agreement with Germany?

Today we ponder why many National Meteorological Services (NMSs), including the NMS of Germany, have provided data to CRU under confidentiality agreements which supposedly prevent Phil Jones from disclosing the identity of these stations.