Summary: Reply to comment by Courtenay Strong and Robert E. Davis on
``Historical trends in the jet streams''
Cristina L. Archer1
and Ken Caldeira2
Received 23 June 2008; revised 13 November 2008; accepted 20 November 2008; published 25 December 2008.
Citation: Archer, C. L., and K. Caldeira (2008), Reply to
comment by Courtenay Strong and Robert E. Davis on
``Historical trends in the jet streams'', Geophys. Res. Lett., 35,
 We would like to apologize for unintentionally omit-
ting references to related previous studies of Dr. Strong and
Dr. Davis in our paper Archer and Caldeira .
 The aim of our paper was to identify broad climato-
logical changes in jet stream properties, and thus monthly
average values were appropriate. Strong and Davis 
are correct that the understanding of how changes in jet
streams would affect weather in any given location or time
of year would require a much more detailed analysis both in
space and in time.
 Jet streams are characterized by high wind speeds and