Tuesday, December 27, 2011


From: Caspar Ammann <ammann@ucar.edu>
To: t.osborn@uea.ac.uk
Subject: Re: request for your emails
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 10:14:46 -0600
Cc: "keith Briffa" <k.briffa@uea.ac.uk>, p.jones@uea.ac.uk

Hi Tim,

in response to your inquiry about my take on the confidentiality of my email communications
with you, Keith or Phil, I have to say that the intent of these emails is to reply or
communicate with the individuals on the distribution list, and they are not intended for
general 'publication'. If I would consider my texts to potentially get wider dissemination
then I would probably have written them in a different style. Having said that, as far as I
can remember (and I haven't checked in the records, if they even still exist) I have never
written an explicit statement on these messages that would label them strictly
Not sure if this is of any help, but it seems to me that it reflects our standard way of
interaction in the scientific community.
On May 27, 2008, at 5:03 PM, Tim Osborn wrote:

Dear Caspar,
I hope everything's fine with you.
Our university has received a request, under the UK Freedom of Information
law, from someone called David Holland for emails or other documents that
you may have sent to us that discuss any matters related to the IPCC
assessment process.
We are not sure what our university's response will be, nor have we even
checked whether you sent us emails that relate to the IPCC assessment or
that we retained any that you may have sent.
However, it would be useful to know your opinion on this matter. In
particular, we would like to know whether you consider any emails that you
sent to us as confidential.
Sorry to bother you with this,
Tim (cc Keith & Phil)

Caspar M. Ammann
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Climate and Global Dynamics Division - Paleoclimatology
1850 Table Mesa Drive
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
email: [1]ammann@ucar.edu tel: 303-497-1705 fax: 303-497-1348


1. mailto:ammann@ucar.edu

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