Options to advance co-ordination and analysis of climate data in Europe

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dc.contributor.author Twomey, Sarah
dc.contributor.author Dwyer, Ned
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-14T13:30:41Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-14T13:30:41Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11
dc.identifier.citation Twomey, S. and Dwyer, N. (2014) Options to advance co-ordination and analysis of climate data in Europe. Dublin: Environmental Protection Agency. en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 12 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2737
dc.description.abstract Systematic, high-quality observations of the atmosphere, oceans and terrestrial environments are required to improve understanding of climate characteristics and the consequences of climate change. The overall aim of this report is to carry out a comparative assessment of approaches taken to addressing the state of European observations systems and related data analysis by some leading actors in the field. This research reports on approaches to climate observations and analyses in Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands and Austria and explores options for a more coordinated approach to national responses to climate observations in Europe. The key aspects addressed are: an assessment of approaches to develop GCOS and provision of analysis of GCOS data; an evaluation of how these countries are reporting development of GCOS; highlighting best practice in advancing GCOS implementation including analysis of Essential Climate Variables (ECVs); a comparative summary of the differences and synergies in terms of the reporting of climate observations; an overview of relevant European initiatives and recommendations on how identified gaps might be addressed in the short to medium term. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Environmental Protection Agency en
dc.subject Climate change en
dc.subject Climate observations en
dc.subject ECVs en
dc.subject GCOS en
dc.title Options to advance co-ordination and analysis of climate data in Europe en
dc.type Report en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Sarah Twomey, Coastal And Marine Research Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: s.twomey@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2014-12-01T11:44:41Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Environmental Protection Agency en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.placepublication Dublin en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress s.twomey@ucc.ie en

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