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From: "Michael E. Mann" <>
To: Keith Briffa <>
Subject: Re: belated thanks for review and questions
Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 18:46:41 -0400

HI Keith,
No problem, I know how hectic the past couple months have been for you, so no apologizes
necessary whatsoever!
Call me old fashioned, but I still tend to prefer the "blind" reviewer convention, so I'd
prefer to remain anonymous unless you think that revealing my identity would be help in any
particular way.
I agree w/ your take on this--a journal like GRL is probably more appropriate, or even
"Climatic Change" because a number of similar papers have been published there in the past
(by folks like Nychka, Bloomfield, and others). I'm not sure if Steve Schneider is sick and
tired of those papers though...
Please don't hesitate to let me know if I can be of any additional help w/ this.
Looking forward to seeing you one of these days,
At 02:36 PM 5/2/2003 +0100, you wrote:

in hassling another reviewer , I realised that I did not thank you properly for the
review you did of the manuscript by Gil-Alana (fractionally integrated techniques used
to show increased persistence in global temperature record in 20th century). So this is
by way of thanks and to ask whether you wish me to reveal your name to the reviewer
(considering you make some very helpful suggestions for further analysis)? I would
otherwise assume no. As it happens I can not get a response from the other reviewer -
but rather than prolong the wait for the submitter , I am tempted (on the basis of my
reading also) to just send your comments and reject the manuscript as it is - I suppose
they could resubmit a major rework following your suggestions - but I tend to the
opinion that it would be better suited to another journal anyway - GRL comes to mind.
What do you think
Professor Keith Briffa,
Climatic Research Unit
University of East Anglia
Norwich, NR4 7TJ, U.K.
Phone: +44-1603-593909
Fax: +44-1603-507784

Professor Michael E. Mann
Department of Environmental Sciences, Clark Hall
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903
e-mail: Phone: (434) 924-7770 FAX: (434) 982-2137



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