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Mondays, 4:35 - 5:35 p.m.

Lectures in L1175
Labs in L1110

Syllabus Instructors
Date Theme
Instructor
1. Aug, 20th

Temperature reconstructions of the past millennium : an overview                                       
 Reading : IPCC  AR4  section 6.6 (pp 466-481), PDF

JEG
2. Aug, 28th

The Hockey Stick : Original Sin

Reading : Mann, Bradley & Hughes [1998] [1999]

KIM
3. Sep, 3rd

The Hockey Stick : limitations & criticisms

Reading: McIntyre & McKitrick [2005]; Moberg et al. [2005]

KIM
4. Sep, 10th

Blog Wars : RealClimate.org vs ClimateAudit.org

Assignment : Pat Michaels' EAS colloquium

KIM
5. Sep, 17th

CORAL records : strengths and weaknesses

Reading: Cobb et al. [2003];  Evans, Kaplan & Cane [2000]

KIM
6. Sept, 24th

TREE-RING records : strengths and weaknesses

Reading: Esper & al. [2002] ;  Briffa et al [1998]

JEG
7. Oct, 1st

SEDIMENTS & SPELEOTHEMS : strengths and weaknesses

Reading: Rein & al [2004] ;   Fleitmann et al. [2004]

KIM
Oct, 8th no class
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8. Oct, 15th

ICE CORES and BOREHOLES  : strengths and weaknesses

Reading : Dahl_Jensen et al [1998]Bradley et al [2003]

KIM
9. Oct, 22nd

Lab session : Uncertainties in proxy records (note : class in L1110)

JEG
10. Oct, 29th

Multiproxy reconstruction  : RegEM & pseudoproxies

Reading : Mann & Rutherford  [2002]

JEG

11. Nov, 5th

Multiproxy reconstruction  : The Battle of Pseudoproxies

Reading : von Storch et al [2004], Wahl et al [2006]

JEG
12. Nov, 12th

Affirming the Hockey Stick : National Academy of Sciences report

Reading : excerpts from "Surface temperature reconstructions of the past 2000 years"

JEG
13. Nov, 19th

Questioning the 'Hockey Stick' : The Wegman report

assignment : Congressional audio Committee Report

KIM
14. Nov, 26th

The Hockey Stick : 10 years after (or not quite)

Reading :  Mann et al [2007]

JEG
15. Dec, 3rd

Climate of the past millennium : where do we stand ?

assignment : Letter to the (hypothetical) chairman of he Senate committee of Energy and Natural Resources.

KIM/JEG