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Re: E-M:/ Re: Your recent report



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Enviro-Mich message from Tracy Dobson <dobson@pilot.msu.edu>
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Now I'm confused... I thought, e.g., last year was the "hottest on record".
What's going on???

At 01:25 PM 4/21/99 -0800, you wrote:
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>Enviro-Mich message from anne.woiwode@sfsierra.sierraclub.org
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>ENVIRO-MICH:     I was trying to track down the report mentioned in
>yesterday's article in the Detroit Free Press about global warming, and wanted
>to share with you the message I received from Rich Tinker, of the Climate
>Prediction Center, who was quoted in the article (below this message was my
>note to Mr. Tinker):
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>Ms. Woiwode:
>
>        The report you referred to is available at
>http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/trndtext.htm which serves as a gateway to (1) a
>short write-up discussing the method used and the limitations to the products,
>and (2) the actual graphics themselves, which consist of 12 pages of U.S.
>regional temperature and precipitation trends for each 3-month period, 1
page of
>U.S. regional annual temperature and precipitation trends, and 1 page of U.S.
>nationally-averaged trends in bar-graph form for each 3-month period and
for the
>full year.
>
>        I'm letting everyone who read the Detroit newspaper report know that it
>was slightly misleading. It said the U.S. as a whole was 'cooling' over the
last
>one-third of a century. Technically this is correct, but the downward trend was
>so small that it seems not to be statistically significant (which is to say,
>within the expected range of error for these products). So the U.S. average
>temperatures since the mid-1960's are better characterized as "essentially
>unchanged"
>
>        Feel free to contact me if you need more information.
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: <anne.woiwode@sfsierra.sierraclub.org>
>To: <tinker@climon.wwb.noaa.gov>
>Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 1999 11:09 AM
>Subject: Your recent report
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>>
>> Mr. Tinker:
>>
>> I hope you can help me.  A recent article in the Detroit Free Press
>> discusses a study that you were a co-author to, but neither identifies the
>> title of the study, nor how one could access it.  I checked the website for
>> the Climate Prediction Center and was unable to locate what looked like the
>> report mentioned.  Can you assist me in locating the actual report (on the
>> web, through email or hard copy -- whatever is easiest to locate!).
>>
>> Thanks for your assistance-
>>
>> Anne Woiwode
>> Sierra Club
>> 300 N. Washington Square, Suite 411
>> Lansing, MI  48933
>> 517-484-2372
>> anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org
>>
>>
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Tracy Dobson
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