Lastly, can you pls provide some help to Keith Briffa on 220.127.116.11 (last 2000 years) - in particular, how have the Asian monsoon changed over this period? Is there enough to say? I'm attaching two papers that address this issue, and note that G. Pant (and others? - it was just a talk, not a pub - would be nice to have a pub) has shown that the two major deserts in India are also getting wetter. Thus, the Indian monsoon might be getting stronger in the Arabian Sea, the far northern areas and the driest areas. You probably know more?