Tuesday, 15 January 2002: 10:30 AM
Recent climate change in the Caribbean
Recent analysis of daily data has provided insights into how climate extremes have changed in the Caribbean basin. A regional climate workshop was held in Kingston Jamaica in January 2001 organized by the Joint World Meteorological Organization Commission for Climatology / World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) project on Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Working Group on Climate Change Detection. The workshop brought together data managers from 18 meteorological services across the Caribbean region, representatives of four regional entities with interest in Caribbean climate, and experts in Caribbean climate data quality assessment, and climate change. This paper presents the results of their analysis of Caribbean daily data and a discussion of how this work fits into the larger efforts of the Working Group on Climate Change Detection.