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From: carl mears <mears@remss.com>
To: Tom Wigley <wigley@ucar.edu>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: sorry to take your time up, but really do need a scrub of this singer/christy/etc effort]
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 14:17:24 -0800
Cc: Phil Jones <p.jones@uea.ac.uk>,santer1@llnl.gov, Tom Wigley <wigley@cgd.ucar.edu>, "Thorne, Peter" <peter.thorne@metoffice.gov.uk>, Steven Sherwood <Steven.Sherwood@yale.edu>, John Lanzante <John.Lanzante@noaa.gov>,Karl Taylor <taylor13@llnl.gov>, "'Dian J. Seidel'" <dian.seidel@noaa.gov>, Melissa Free <Melissa.Free@noaa.gov>,Frank Wentz <frank.wentz@remss.com>

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But you are assuming that there is no noise (instrumental or "weather") in
the observations.

-Carl
At 01:57 PM 12/4/2007, Tom Wigley wrote:
>All,
>
>Depends on whether the runs are independent. Are models independent?
>
>A billion runs would indeed reduce the statistical uncertainty to near
>zero. What is left (if one compared with absolutely correct observed data)
>is the mean model bias.
>
>Tom.
>
>++++++++++++++++++
>
>carl mears wrote:
>
>>Hi Ben, Phil and others
>>
>>To me, the fundamental error is 2.3.1. Expecting the observed values to
>>lie within
>>+/- 2*sigma(SE) (i.e. sigma/(sqrt(N-1)) of the distribution of N model
>>trends) is just
>>wrong.
>>If this were correct, we could just run the models a lot of times, say a
>>billion or so, and have a
>>very, very, very small sigma(SE) (assuming the sigma didn't grow
>>much) and we'd never
>>have "agreement" with anything. Absurd.
>>
>>Does IJC publish comments?
>>
>>-Carl
>>
>>At 02:09 AM 12/4/2007, Phil Jones wrote:
>>
>>> Ben,
>>> It sure does! Have read briefly - the surface arguments are wrong.
>>> I know editors have difficulty finding reviewers, but letting this one
>>> pass is awful - and IJC was improving.
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>> Phil
>>>
>>>
>>>At 17:53 30/11/2007, Ben Santer wrote:
>>>
>>>>Dear folks,
>>>>
>>>>I'm forwarding this to you in confidence. We all knew that some
>>>>journal, somewhere, would eventually publish this stuff. Turns out that
>>>>it was the International Journal of Climatology. Strengthens the need
>>>>for some form of update of the Santer et al. (2005) Science paper.
>>>>
>>>>With best regards,
>>>>
>>>>Ben
>>>>----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>Benjamin D. Santer
>>>>Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison
>>>>Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
>>>>P.O. Box 808, Mail Stop L-103
>>>>Livermore, CA 94550, U.S.A.
>>>>Tel: (925) 422-2486
>>>>FAX: (925) 422-7675
>>>>email: santer1@llnl.gov
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>>>>
>>>>
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>>>>To: santer1@llnl.gov, broccoli@envsci.rutgers.edu, mears@remss.com
>>>>From: Andrew Revkin <anrevk@nytimes.com>
>>>>Subject: sorry to take your time up, but really do need a scrub of this
>>>> singer/christy/etc effort
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>>>>hi,
>>>>for moment please do not distribute or discuss.
>>>>trying to get a sense of whether singer / christy can get any traction
>>>>with this at all.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>*_ ANDREW C. REVKIN
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>>>Prof. Phil Jones
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>>>----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>Dr. Carl Mears
>>Remote Sensing Systems
>>438 First Street, Suite 200, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
>>mears@remss.com
>>707-545-2904 x21
>>707-545-2906 (fax))
>


Dr. Carl Mears
Remote Sensing Systems
438 First Street, Suite 200, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
mears@remss.com
707-545-2904 x21
707-545-2906 (fax))

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