Readers surely recall the Stadium Wave hypothesis for ‘the pause’. Marcia Wyatt (co-author with Judith Curry) writes:
I have built a web site. It started out as just a site with the stadium-wave publications posted. But within the last month, after realizing that many could not access the papers, or were not inclined to tackle the reading, I decided I would try to make the hypothesis more accessible. Much of this revised web-site content focuses on the ‘wave’, explaining it in layperson-friendly terms, giving in-depth discussion in supplementary sections, and describing how the ‘wave’ idea came about and subsequently evolved. In addition, I have posted all related publications on a separate page. And finally, on yet another page of the site, I will post some of my work. This will include: past research related to the development of the stadium-wave concept; a variety of topics in climate and geology; and reviews of current articles. I will try to keep this page new and alive by adding to it regularly.
How she got started in this is even more interesting, like me, she fell into climate later in life:
My undergraduate schooling, followed by occasional excursions into teaching and writing – all revolved around geology. But not climate. I fell into that quite by accident. It came about in the most unlikely way, and long after my undergraduate days. It was a sneaky unfolding of events, starting with a geology book I had been writing off and on for years, back when typewriters and life’s itinerary ensured slow progress. During one of the ‘on’ times, I began a chapter on sedimentary rocks. That laid bare my ignorance. Sedimentary rocks are record keepers of past climate – a topic about which I knew little. One thing led to another. Self-guided study morphed that sedimentary-rock chapter into a 300-page tome on climate. I submitted it to Cambridge University Press. The manuscript went to review. Comments were favorable; yet a collective question resounded: “Who is Marcia Wyatt!” It was a question that changed my life!
Jumping over remaining details of this unlikely journey, here I stand on the other side of that sedimentary-rock chapter, masters and doctorate now in hand. Never could I have predicted or designed this trajectory of events, nor could I have imagined that such good fortune would have placed so many fine and supportive people along it.
My thesis work was on the Stadium-Wave hypothesis.
Read more here on the Stadium Wave: http://www.wyattonearth.net/