Here's a scoring summary: red shows CRU; blue shows MBH and students; green shows Lamont-Doherty and WSL-Birmensdorff. I've listed multiproxy studies here which made their way into spaghetti diagrams (plus Jacoby for reasons that readers will understand.) If you go a little further and add studies which are slightly narrower, the overlaps become even more apparent.

1 Jacoby (d'Arrigo) Climatic Change 1989.
2 Bradley (Jones) Holocene 1993
3 Hughes (Bradley, Diaz) Climatic Change 1994
4 Mann (Bradley, Hughes) Nature 1998, GRL 1999
5 Jones (Briffa, Barnett, Tett) Holocene 1998
6 Briffa (Jones, Schweingruber, Osborn)  Nature 1998 (MXD) - see also 8, 10
7 Briffa (Osborn) Science 1999 (RW)
8 Briffa QSR 2000 (RW, MXD Figure 5: compare 6, 10)
9 Crowley (Lowery)  [data from Jones Ambio 2000
10 Briffa (Osborn, Schweingruber, Harris, Jones,  Shiyatov, Vaganov) JGR 2001 (MXD: compare 6, 8)
11 Esper (Cook, Schweingruber) Science 2002
12 Mann (Jones) GRL 2003
13 Rutherford (Mann, Bradley, Hughes, Jones, Briffa, Osborn) J Clim. 2005

I thought it would be fun to think up lines for the hockey team. I've toyed with different ideas. Do you put the grizzled veterans - say, Jacoby and Hughes - on defence. Or do you keep the main lines together - Mann, Bradley and Hughes on one line; Jones, Briffa and Osborn on another?  How do you work in the "rookie", Rutherford?  Who plays goal? Do you make up a tree ring line? I'm a little worried about their skating skills. It looks like Mann can skate backwards, but what about Hughes? 

What should the team be called:  the Kyoto Flames?  the Blades?  the Heat?  So many decisions, so little time.

Michael Mann, Virginia


Ray Bradley, Massachusetts


Malcolm Hughes, Arizona


Scott Rutherford, RWU


Phil Jones, CRU


Keith Briffa, CRU


Tim Osborn, CRU


Thomas Crowley, Duke


Gordon Jacoby, Dr Druid


Ed Cook, Dr Dendro


Fritz Schweingruber, WSL


Jan Esper, WSL