...I'm afraid that responding that a request is 'ludicrous' is not a viable exception under EIR! ;-)
I'm assuming that the data is received from a vast array of scientists and stations around the globe. If I understand you correctly, there is no one place, either here or elsewhere, that has listed the sources of the data that comprises the CRUTEM data set? (This is question 2).
If that is the case, I would think that we would need to think carefully about our response or I fear we could end up with a headline blazing 'CRU has no idea where it's data comes from!'
...Dave Palmer-----Original Message-----
...This is a ludicrous request!! GHCN doesn't have this sort of information. They don't keep a track either of where each bit of data, or each station, comes from! Some of it is in the papers we referred to on the web page and others we have written over the years. [Phil Jones]
Hat tip: AJ