[Phil Jones] The original raw data are not lost. I could reconstruct what we had from U.S. Department of Energy reports we published in the mid-1980s. I would start with the GHCN data. I know that the effort would be a complete waste of time, though. I may get around to it some time. The documentation of what weve done is all in the literature. If we have lost any data it is the following: 1. Station series for sites that in the 1980s we deemed then to be affected by either urban biases or by numerous site moves, that were either not correctable or not worth doing as there were other series in the region. 2. The original data for sites for which we made appropriate adjustments in the temperature data in the 1980s. We still have our adjusted data, of course, and these along with all other sites that didnt need adjusting. 3. Since the 1980s as colleagues and National Meteorological Services <http://www.wmo.int/pages/members/index_en.html> (NMSs) have produced adjusted series for regions and or countries, then we replaced the data we had with the better series.
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