That's a surprise to me! In what section was it?
The High Mountain Areas chapter of the IPCC Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere (currently in a review round, so the draft isn't public).
(This is a separate report to the one I'm working on, and comes out next year, I think).
By the way, I hear you're going to be joining CSIRO - doing what?
What do you actually look for when reviewing? We got a look at the 2 special reports too, but I had absolutely nothing to add...
Depends a bit on the report. For this one, I was mainly going through it for areas which potentially fed into our report/chapter, and picking up the odd thing as I went along - the most significant being a graph of tropical cyclone activity which didn't take into account that tropical cyclones were significantly underreported over the open ocean before the satellite era (I've suggested that they replot it starting in 1975 instead of 1955, which wouldn't take away from the point they were making).
For our report when it goes out to review, I'll mainly be looking for things which are either duplicated between chapters or fall within the cracks between chapters, and for areas which I have expertise in outside my own chapter, whether there's new literature (or literature expected to be submitted by the cutoff date of 31 December) that they haven't picked up on. This happens more often than you might think because in a group of 12-15 covering a chapter, there will be individual subsections where people are operating a bit outside their specialist areas because there is no specialist to cover them - for example, I'm doing the El Nino section, an area which I have a decent working knowledge of but am not closely enough linked with the scene to know who's working on what and what might be published this year. (I'm going to an international El Nino workshop, fortuitously taking place in Hobart at the end of the month, to try to do something about that).
Yep, definitely nothing I can add!