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GCOS Surface Reference Network (GSRN): Justification, Requirements, Siting and Instrumentation Options - GCOS-226

dc.contributorEcosystems Divisionen_US
dc.contributorScience Divisionen_US
dc.contributor.authorWorld Meteorological Organizationen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programmeen_US
dc.contributor.authorInternational Council for Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commissionen_US
dc.coverage.spatialGlobalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-27T13:41:00Z
dc.date.available2020-03-27T13:41:00Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/32015
dc.descriptionThis document provides a proposal for the establishment of a GCOS Surface Reference Network (GSRN). Reference quality observations are directly traceable to the International System of Units (SI) standards and include full documentation of all components of their uncertainty. Such observations respond to the need for monitoring the changes that occur in the climate and ensure greater confidence in the assessment of future climate change and variability. Such a network will also support timely political decisions around mitigation and adaptation. A GSRN will contribute to the improvement of the current climate observing system. However, benefits would accrue much more immediately, through improved observational understanding and better methods of observation leading to improvements in numerical weather prediction and disaster and emergency response systems. The principal benefits of a reference network are: well characterised time series that can be used with confidence at network sites; improved instrument performance that transfers down to other broader global regional and national networks; support and characterisation of wider networks; robust calibration/validation of satellite data; improved process understanding and model validation.en_US
dc.formatTexten_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectCLIMATE CHANGEen_US
dc.subjectDISASTER PREPAREDNESSen_US
dc.subjectEMERGENCY PROCEDURESen_US
dc.subjectAIR QUALITY MANAGEMENTen_US
dc.subjectWIND POWERen_US
dc.subjectWATER RESOURCESen_US
dc.subjectATMOSPHERIC PRESSUREen_US
dc.subjectPRECIPITATIONen_US
dc.subjectRADIATIONen_US
dc.titleGCOS Surface Reference Network (GSRN): Justification, Requirements, Siting and Instrumentation Options - GCOS-226en_US
dc.typeReports and Booksen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 13 - Climate Actionen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Wateren_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 15 - Life on Landen_US
wd.tagsAdaptationen_US
wd.tagsBiodiversityen_US
wd.tagsSoilen_US
wd.topicsAiren_US
wd.topicsClimate changeen_US
wd.topicsEnvironment under reviewen_US
wd.topicsSustainable Development Goalsen_US
wd.identifier.pagesnumber52 p.en_US


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