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date: Mon, 12 May 2008 11:16:26 -0700
from: Ben Santer <santer1atXYZxyzl.gov>
subject: Re: Context for climate change research
to: Phil Jones <p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk>

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Thanks, Phil. The 1996 Nature paper received a lot more attention than
our 1995 Climate Dynamics paper, and has considerably more citations (by
a factor of two). But I've always had some fondness for the Climate
Dynamics paper, since it was the first to identify a combined
GHG/sulfate aerosol fingerprint in observed near-surface temperature
data. It's nice that it has now received some belated recognition...

Cheers,

Ben
Phil Jones wrote:
>
> Ben et al,
> Good news to hear! Might be worth mentioning Ben that the slightly
> later paper
> in Nature in 1996 won two awards (Mumm and a NOAA one). Anyway it's nice
> to get recognition for a different paper than the 1996 one.
>
> Cheers
> Phil
>
>
> At 20:50 07/05/2008, Ben Santer wrote:
>> Dear Michael,
>>
>> Thank you very much for your email. My co-authors and I are honored
>> that our 1995 Climate Dynamics paper was selected as one of 21
>> landmark studies on anthropogenic climate change. I would be very
>> happy to write a brief account of the motivation for our 1995 paper,
>> the scientific context, etc. I am on travel for the next few days, but
>> hope that I'll be able to send you something by early next week.
>>
>> With best regards,
>>
>> Ben Santer
>>
>> Michael Luby wrote:
>>> 7 May 2008
>>> Dr. Benjamin D. Santer
>>> Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
>>> Livermore, CA
>>> Dear Dr. Santer,
>>> Please allow me to introduce myself as an editor working with the
>>> National Science Digital Library (NSDL), a multifaceted initiative of
>>> the National Science Foundation. NSDL is a virtual library of select
>>> resources organized in support of science and mathematics education,
>>> available at no cost.
>>> I am writing today in reference to "Climate Change and Anthropogenic
>>> Greenhouse Warming, Select Papers 1824-1995, with Interpretive Essays,"
>>> http://wiki.nsdl.org/index.php/PALE:ClassicArticles/GlobalWarming
>>> a new feature in the Library for undergraduate geoscience faculty and
>>> students that connects research and teaching.
>>> The collection brings together 21 landmark studies in full text that
>>> appeared in the formal peer reviewed literature over nearly two
>>> centuries. Each study includes a detailed, level-appropriate
>>> overview, written by noted author and science historian Dr. James
>>> Fleming of Colby College. I am pleased to report that your critical
>>> article, "Towards the detection and attribution of an anthropogenic
>>> effect on climate (1995)" from the journal "Climate Dynamics" has
>>> been included. I am therefore writing to you today to ask if you
>>> would consider offering any remarks/context that led you to undertake
>>> the work described in your paper, e.g. convergence of data or trends
>>> in other studies, hypotheses circulating among researchers at the
>>> time, some specific breakthrough(s), and so forth.
>>> We would be delighted if you would consider providing this
>>> information in the module's dedicated blog,
>>> http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/imprint/2008/03/17/climate-change-and-anthropogenic-greenhouse-warming/
>>>
>>> as we hope to cultivate an online discussion related to the actual
>>> hands-on investigations, informed by prior work, that brought
>>> researchers to their current understanding of this critical problem.
>>> Thank you for your time and kind consideration and please do not
>>> hesitate to contact me with any questions.
>>> Sincerely,
>>>
>>> Michael Luby
>>> *********************************************************
>>> Michael Luby
>>> Executive Editor, NSDL Classic Articles in Context
>>> Director, Publisher Affairs, National Science Digital Library
>>> Columbia University Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
>>> 12th Floor, 330 Fifth Avenue
>>> New York, NY 10001 USA
>>> T: 212.851.2840, F: 212.854.9099, E: ml1047@columbia.edu, W:
>>> http://nsdl.org
>>> NSDL: The National Science Foundation's online library of science,
>>> technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
>>
>>
>> --
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>>
>> 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: santer1atXYZxyzl.gov
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>>
>
> Prof. Phil Jones
> Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
> School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
> University of East Anglia
> Norwich Email p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk
> NR4 7TJ
> UK
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>
>


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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: santer1atXYZxyzl.gov
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