[Bradley] I have not given this a lot of thought, but I feel that the effort should be initiated by us, [you & me] rather than attempt to get a "writing group" together....I'd welcome your views on this.
[Briffa] Again yes ... with feeling. We can just ask the apppropriate people for (very short ) descriptions of the latest position as regards our chosen content. If necessary , invite one or two to the 'week' . The important thing is to get good input as regards data and answers to specific questions. Between us , we know the necessary input and the people to supply it.
[Bradley] I see this as following the IPCC approach where a small set of leaders does the dirty deed and then sends it out for review. We could solicit input on certain topics, but I think we know the field well enough to make that an unnecessary burden on others...what do you think? Creating a synthesis requires that there be a synthesiser...not a bunch of specialists writing about their favorite proxy....
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