I just wish that Harry had more of a feel for what he's been doing. I should have gotten Harry to produce more results as
he was doing the original work. I assumed he'd gotten things right, as I thought it was just a matter of getting Tim M's programs to work.
He ought to have looked at the fortran rather than Tim M's comment lines.
In other words, these are the guts of CRU's actual computer models—the data, the code and the applications.
And they are, by all accounts, a total bloody mess.
follow the trials and tribulations of Ian "Harry" Harris as he tries to recreate the published data because he has nothing else to go on!
Thrill as he "glosses over" anomalies; let your heart sing as he gets some results to within 0.5 degrees; rejoice as Harry points out that everything is undocumented and that, generally speaking, he hasn't got the first clue as to what's going on with the data!
Chuckle as one of CRU's own admits that much of the centre's data and applications are undocumented, bug-ridden, riddled with holes, missing, uncatalogued and, in short, utterly worthless.
With huge reluctance, I have dived into 'anomdtb' - and already I have that familiar Twilight Zone sensation.
At Board today, Tim and I agreed to review the situation at the end of May and, if necessary, talk to Phil about some USDoE funding for Harry (he is already named on this).
However, the request is just as _valid_ as if it were from a Professor of Climate Studies, isn't it? It seems to me that if we protest about the position of the applicant we are certain to be seen to be wriggling on the hook, since he's probably been put up to it by a better-known skeptic?
I agree we don't have a squeaky-clean story to tell here, but the potential for embarrassment will rise exponentially if we struggle first..
Well at least he implicitly acknowledges the labyrinthine nature of the existing site!
Aaaaaand it's obviously not just me having trouble with it :-)
I suspect this is just another mystery-never-to-be solved; I'll put with all the others.
Have a look at http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/ - particularly http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk:80/cru/info/warming/. We're looking at an
*unprecedented* acceleration in temperature, and it's not due to a sudden lack of volvanic eruptions. Even if it turns out to be
naturally-occurring, who's willing to take that chance? We should be trying to wean ourselves off of unsustainable energy generation and
use anyway. [Harry]
Are you happy for me to mention that you work at UEA in a news release to concrete about the elections?
Not particularly after last time (transport meeting) where I got flayed alive by the Director of CRU. [Harry]
If so, can I say you work in CRU
Definitely not [Harry]
and if not should I just put researcher
Well...OK but *no affiliation* please! [Harry]
...CheersHarry -- ----------------------------------------------------------------- Ian Harris - "Harry" Norwich Green Party Election Agent www.greenparty.org.uk/norwich/