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Corporate Author Climate Change Science Program (U.S.)

Title Reanalysis of historical climate data for key atmospheric features [electronic resource] : Implications for attribution of causes of observed change / report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research ; edited by Randall M. Dole.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : U.S. Climate Change Science Program, [2008]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  PREX 30.2:H 62    ---  Available
Description xiv, 136 p. : digital, PDF file
Series Synthesis and assessment product ; 1.3
Synthesis and assessment product ; 1.3.
System Details Mode of access via the CCSP web site.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on Dec 12, 2008).
"December 2008."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Reanalysis -- Attribution -- Connections between reanalysis and attribution -- Reanalysis applications and uses -- Reanalysis of historical climate data for key atmospheric features -- Climate reanalysis and its role within a comprehensive climate observing system -- Role of reanalysis in understanding climate processes and evaluating climate models -- Using current reanalyses to identify and understand major seasonal-to-decadal climate variations -- Climate trends in surface temperature and precipitation derived from reanalyses versus from independent data -- Steps needed to improve climate reanalysis -- Attributation of the causes of climate variations and trends over North America during the modern reanalysis period -- Key findings -- Introduction -- Climate attribution and scientific methods used for establishing attribution -- Present understanding of North American annual temperature and precipitation climate trends from 1951 to 2006 -- Present understanding of United States seasonal and regional differences in temperature and precipitation trends from 1951 to 2006 -- Nature and cause of apparent rapid climate shifts from 1951 to 2006 -- Understanding of the causes for North American high-impact drought events for 1951 to 2006 -- Recommendations -- Need for a systematic approach to climate analysis and reanalysis -- Recommendations for improving future climate analyses and reanalyses -- Need for improved climate attribution -- Recommendations for improving climate attribution capabilities.
Subject Climatic changes.
Climatology -- Research -- History.
Climatology -- Mathematical models.
Added Author Dole, Randall M.
National Science and Technology Council (U.S.). Subcommittee on Global Change Research.
Gpo Item No. 0857-V (online)
Sudoc No. PREX 30.2:H 62

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