The UnAustralian

Thursday, November 20, 2003
 
MGH's Data

As the whole saga of Mann's reconstruction and the alleged audit of it drags on, one important claim that consistently pops is; where is the data used in the reconstruction.

Luckily for us, Josh Halpern has started trawling through Mann's archives and has written a couple of comments on Quark Soup about what he's found. The posts which contain his comments can be found here and here.

It's all pretty complicated, and I only understand parts of Josh's analysis. However, it appears that Josh has solved the 159 vs 112 proxies riddle.

Ironically, Steve McIntyre has emailed Quark Soup to ask if David has "had any luck identifying the 159 series in question at ftp://holocene.evsc.virginia.edu/pub/MBH98/? I'm not trying to be argumentative here; I really can't identify them and I'm very knowledgeable about this data."

Evidently, he isn't is knowledgeable about the data as he thinks he is.
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