Background materials and relevant literature


This is a non-exhaustive listing of initiative related presentations, media mentions, blog coverage, scientific papers etc.

Prior to instigation of the initiative

  • The original Met Office proposal to the 2010 session of the Commission on Climatology is available here
  • An opinion piece that appeared in Nature related to this effort is also available. Citation: Peter A. Stott Peter W. Thorne, Nature 465, 158-159 doi:10.1038/465158a
  • A follow up letter to Nature is available here, Citation: Peter Stott & Peter Thorne Nature 466, 1040-1040 doi:10.1038/4661040d
  • A Nature news piece preceded the workshop, as did a piece in The Economist and Sunday Telegraph
  • Various versions of the initial workshop agenda are available here, here, here and the final version here

Press and selected blogs subsequent to initiative launch (most recent first)
Presentations/Posters on the work of the Initiative (see also working group and task team pages)

Papers relating to the initiative and its progress

  • Yatagai, A., N. Yasutomi, H. Saito and K. Ishihara (2011)
    Report on Exeter workshop "Creating surface temperature datasets to meet 21st Century challenges",   J. Japan Soc. Hydrol. and Water Resour., 24 (1), 50-57.
  • Yatagai, A., N. Yasutomi, H. Saito and K. Ishihara (2011)
    Report on workshop "Creating surface temperature datasets to meet 21st Century challenges", Tenki, 58 (1), 47-53.
  • Thorne, Peter W., and Coauthors, 2011: Guiding the Creation of A Comprehensive Surface Temperature Resource for Twenty-First-Century Climate Science. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 92, ES40–ES47. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2011BAMS3124.1
  • Chandler, R. E., Thorne, P., Lawrimore, J. and Willett, K. (2012), Building trust in climate science: data products for the 21st century. Environmetrics, 23: 373–381. doi: 10.1002/env.2141
  • Jay Lawrimore, Jared Rennie and Peter Thorne (2013) Responding to the Need for Better Global Temperature Data, EOS, 94 (6), 61–62 DOI: 10.1002/2013EO060002 
  • Thorne, Peter W. and co-authors (2013) The International Surface Temperature Initiative. AIP Conference Proceedings 2013, Volume 1552.
  • Lawrimore, J H. and co-authors (2013) The international surface temperature initiative's global land surface databank. AIP Conference Proceedings 2013, Volume 1552.
Papers that mention the initiative
  • Rob Allan, Philip Brohan, Gilbert P. Compo, Roger Stone, Juerg Luterbacher, Stefan Brönnimann (2011) The International Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth (ACRE) Initiative. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc. doi: 10.1175/2011BAMS3218.1 (AOP version is available from here)
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