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Toward an integrated set of surface meteorological observations for climate science and applications

PW Thorne, RJ Allan, L Ashcroft, P Brohan, RJH Dunn, MJ Menne, PR Pearce, J Picas, KM Willett, M Benoy, S Bronnimann, PO Canziani, J Coll, R Crouthamel, GP Compo, D Cuppett, M Curley, C Duffy, I Gillespie, J Guijarro Show all

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society | Published : 2017


Abstract Observations are the foundation for understanding the climate system. Yet, currently available land meteorological data are highly fractured into various global, regional, and national holdings for different variables and time scales, from a variety of sources, and in a mixture of formats. Added to this, many data are still inaccessible for analysis and usage. To meet modern scientific and societal demands as well as emerging needs such as the provision of climate services, it is essential that we improve the management and curation of available land-based meteorological holdings. We need a comprehensive global set of data holdings, of known provenance, that is truly ..

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