As I write this post (December 5), elsewhere in the cyber-universe it is already December 6 – which just happens to be the first anniversary of this blog’s appearance in the blogosphere.
December 6 also happens to be the night when we light six (well, seven really as one is used to light the others!) Chanukah candles.
It is already December 6, “downunder” where Peter B. has gone above and beyond the call of duty in order to meet my wish for a combined “blog anniversary” and Chanukah gift: Version 1 of FAR_OUT (Fourth Assessment Report – Objectively Uniformly Tagged), a project we’ve been working on since March, is now ready for prime-time live … So that – whether you celebrate Chanukah or not – your mouse will help you shine a light on the IPCC’s AR4.
In this version, we have annotated all 44 Chapters of AR4’s Working Groups 1, 2 & 3. You will fnd a number of tables which summarize the “tagging” we have implemented to date – at different levels: Chapter, Working Group and Overall.
Key individuals from the Climategate emails have been identified, as well as Journals in which they have published; citations are linked to their respective references; and we’ve also identified (and tagged) other areas for investigation, such as papers that were not peer-reviewed, or perhaps not published till 2007, and/or perhaps were authored or co-authored by a key individual and/or one who was also amongst the authors of the chapter you’re viewing (or of another chapter within AR4).
Be sure to take a look as well at the tables which summarize the Reviewer Comments on the Second Order Draft.
Happy Chanukah … and happy surfing.