87th AMS Annual Meeting

Wednesday, 17 January 2007: 4:30 PM
NOAA's Scientific Data Stewardship program: connecting essential climate variables to science questions and societal impacts for long-term information access
216AB (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Bruce R. Barkstrom, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and J. J. Bates and J. Privette
Poster PDF (87.1 kB)
The goal of the Scientific Data Stewardship (SDS) Program is to provide high quality Climate Data Records (CDRs) for data from the atmosphere, oceans, and land surface, where the data are identified as essential climate variables within the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). The SDS program is intended to produce CDRs routinely on an operational basis, with an initial emphasis on the use of satellite observations that can demonstrate high levels of maturity in scientific and preservation attributes as well as high societal benefit.

In support of this work and in support of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), we have designed a web site that provides: 1) the GCOS essential climate variables, measurement technologies, and related agencies, organizations and projects, 2) allows users to view the connections between these variables and GOESS societal impact areas as well as between the variables and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change priority scientific questions, 3) allows users to view a summary of the measurement technical feasibility, and 4) societal impacts. The web site and these features will be demonstrated.

It is the intent of this web site to assist agencies and organizations in prioritizing measurement strategies for understanding, detecting, and adapting to climate change, foster wide participation in the process of developing measurement strategies, and inform interested individuals and organizations about the connections between climate, climate change, and measurements.

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