Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sauce for the gander

Given the amount of time I have spent (wasted?) commenting on the work of others, I am delighted that someone has decided to have a go at one of ours:

Comment on "Using multiple observationally-based constraints to estimate climate sensitivity" by J. D. Annan and J. C. Hargreaves, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L06704, doi:10.1029/2005GL025259, 2006

This is now on-line at CPD, which means it has the status of a manuscript awaiting review. I think that GRL refused to consider it due to the length of time that had elapsed since our paper was published. I am in principle highly supportive of CPD in their willingness to host such debates, and think that the open review process should be generally helpful in airing the issues.

Our own comment on the manuscript will be submitted in the near future, so I'll keep my powder dry for now as far as scientific content goes. But feel free to read the manuscript and add your own reviews, positive or negative!

6 comments:

Magnus Westerstrand said...

do i get any points for removing one of the are in the abstract? ;)

James Annan said...

You get the reward of being first commenter on this post :-)

crandles said...
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EliRabett said...

Hi, without commenting on the statistical analysis, they seem to be imposing a constraint on the sensitivity, which takes away a degree of freedom or more (there eq 3).

If you knew that why bother doing the statistical analysis

crandles said...

Just wondering if you have visited intrade forum, New Markets, comments and suggestions recently?

James Annan said...

Oh, I was about to reply to your previous comment, but it's gone :-)

Not looked at the betting markets, but have a post about enso coming up...