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To: Keith Briffa <>
Subject: Re: congratulations for the Science paper!
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2006 09:40:14 +0000
Cc: Eduardo Zorita <>, Tim Osborn <>, Hans von Storch <>, Simon Tett <>, Eystein Jansen <>

My view is that paleo is not important enough for the Hadley Centre for
us to spend much (or any) time helping Millennium unless there is some
cash on the table to buy some staff time. I am working 75% at the moment
so need to focus on staff management. If I do have time it will be
focused on completing the SOAP work.

On Tue, 2006-02-07 at 09:34, Keith Briffa wrote:
> Hi Eduardo
> Thanks for this and for letting us know about Millennium.
> I think it is outrageous that the millennium group submitted what
> was patently an inferior proposal compared to Imprint. Having then
> succeeded in getting the funding , they are now resorting to
> "poaching" members of the Imprint team to provide the essential model
> simulation element that was pitifully deficient in their original
> submission. To me this is tantamount to receiving money under false
> pretences! I believe the European system for allocating research
> funds has been seriously abused .
> Keith
> At 23:30 06/02/2006, Eduardo Zorita wrote:
> >Tim, Keith
> >
> >Hans and myself were in Oxford last week to meet Myles Allen and
> >Danny McCarroll,
> >among others. Myles has been in contact with us in the last couple of months,
> >and they are interested in a GKSS particpitation in Millennium. It seems
> >that our collaboration there is getting clearer, although we will not get
> >funding from the EU. We will probably assist in the design of their
> >global simulations
> >and perhaps also in some regional simulations. Likely GKSS will perform some
> >ensembles for certain periods to estimate the internal variability
> >at regional scales.
> >
> >Simon could not attend the meeting in the last moment, but probably he will be
> >involved too, although I do not knwo exactly how.
> >
> >
> >eduardo
> --
> Professor Keith Briffa,
> Climatic Research Unit
> University of East Anglia
> Norwich, NR4 7TJ, U.K.
> Phone: +44-1603-593909
> Fax: +44-1603-507784
Dr Simon Tett Managing Scientist, Data development and applications.
Met Office Hadley Centre (Reading Unit)
Meteorology Building, University of Reading Reading RG6 6BB
Tel: +44 (0)118 378 5614 Fax +44 (0)118 378 5615
Mobile: +44-(0)77 538 80696
I work in Exeter about 2 days/week.

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