Phil Jones (climatologist)
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Philip D. Jones (born 1952) is a climatologist at the University of East Anglia, where he works as a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences. Jones holds a BA in Environmental Sciences from the University of Lancaster, and an MSc and PhD from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Jones has spent his entire career with East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU).
His research interests include instrumental climate change, palaeoclimatology, detection of climate change and the extension of riverflow records in the UK. He has also published papers on the temperature record of the past 1000 years.
He is notable for maintaining the time series of the instrumental temperature record. This work was featured prominently in both the 2001 and 2007 IPCC reports, where he was a contributing author to Chapter 12, Detection of Climate Change and Attribution of Causes, of the Third Assessment Report and a Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 3, Observations: Surface and Atmospheric Climate Change, of the AR4.
Climate emails controversy 
Jones headed the CRU jointly with Jean Palutikof from 1998–2004 and by himself from 2004. He temporarily stepped aside from this position in November 2009 following a controversy over e-mails which were taken and published by person(s) unknown. The House of Commons' Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry concluded that there was no case against Jones for him to answer, and said he should be reinstated in his post. He was reinstated in July 2010 with the newly-created role of Director of Research, after a further review led by Sir Muir Russell found no fault with the "rigour and honesty as scientists" of Jones and his colleagues, although finding that the CRU scientists had not embraced the "spirit of openness" of the UK Freedom of Information Act. The university said that the new position was not a demotion and would enable Jones to concentrate on research and "reduce his responsibilities for administration."
Awards and recognition 
- ISI highly cited researcher.
- Hans Oeschger Medal from the European Geophysical Society in 2002.
- International Journal of Climatology prize of the Royal Meteorological Society for papers published in the last five years in 2001.
- Outstanding Scientific Paper Award by the Environmental Research Laboratories / NOAA for being a coauthor on the paper "A search for Human Influences on the Thermal Structure of the Atmosphere," by Ben Santer et al. in Nature, 382, 39–46 (1996).
Selected publications 
- Jones, P. D.; Mann, M. E. (2004). "Climate over past millennia". Reviews of Geophysics 42 (RG2002): 42. Bibcode:2004RvGeo..42.2002J. doi:10.1029/2003RG000143. Retrieved 2007-04-18
- Mann, Michael E.; Jones, Philip D. (2003). "Global Surface Temperatures over the Past Two Millennia". Geophysical Research Letters 30 (15): CLM 5–1~5–4. Bibcode:2003GeoRL..30oCLM5M. doi:10.1029/2003GL017814. Retrieved 2007-04-18
- Jones, P. D.; Moberg, A. (2003). "Hemispheric and Large-Scale Surface Air Temperature Variations: An Extensive Revision and an Update to 2001". Journal of Climate 16 (2): 206–223. Bibcode:2003JCli...16..206J. doi:10.1175/1520-0442(2003)016<0206:HALSSA>2.0.CO;2. Retrieved 2007-04-18
- Jones, P. D.; Osborn, T.J.; Briffa, K.R. (2003). "Estimating Sampling Errors in Large-Scale Temperature Averages". Journal of Climate 10 (10): 2548–2568. Bibcode:1997JCli...10.2548J. doi:10.1175/1520-0442(1997)010<2548:ESEILS>2.0.CO;2. Retrieved 2007-04-18[dead link]
- Pearce, Fred, The Climate Files: The Battle for the Truth about Global Warming, (2010) Guardian Books, ISBN 978-0-85265-229-9, p. VII.
- Jones, Phil; Mike Salmon. "Temperature". Climatic Research Unit. Retrieved 23 November 2009.
- "Climate Change 2001: Working Group I: The Scientific Basis". UNEP/GRID-Arendal. Retrieved 23 November 2009.
- "History of the Climatic Research Unit". Climatic Research Unit. Archived from the original on 2008-06-27. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
- "Professor Phil Jones has today announced that he will stand aside as Director of the Climatic Research Unit until the completion of an independent review resulting from allegations following the unauthorized release and publication of emails and other documents from the Unit." (Press release). Climatic Research Unit at University of East Anglia. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-09.
- Ben Webster (March 31, 2010). "Climate-row professor Phil Jones should return to work, say MPs – Times Online". The Times. Retrieved 2010-04-02.
- Michael McCarthy (8 July 2010). "'Conspiracy theories finally laid to rest' by report on leaked climate change emails – Climate Change, Environment". The Independent. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
- "ISI record". Hcr3.isiknowledge.com. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
- "EGS Hans Oeschger Medallist – 2002". European Geosciences Union. Retrieved 23 November 2009.
- "Nomination Form for Awards/Prizes of The Royal Meteorological Society". The Royal Meteorological Society. Retrieved 23 November 2009.
- Home page
- BBC article on the temperature record of the past 1000 years controversy
- BBC article: Climate crisis: All change in the UK?
- BBC interview by BBC's environment analyst Roger Harrabin