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TitleToward Robust Climate Baselining: Objective Assessment of Climate Change Using Widely Distributed Miniaturized Sensors for Accurate World-Wide Geophysical Measurements
Author(s)Teller, E.; Leith, C.; Canavan, G.; Marion, J.; Wood, L.
Publication DateNovember 13, 2001
Report NumberUCRL-JC-146203
Unique IdentifierACC0231
Other NumbersOSTI ID: 15013319
Research OrgLawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), CA (USA)
Contract NoW-7405-ENG-48
Sponsoring OrgUS Department of Energy, Washington, DC (USA)
Other Information26th International Symposium on Planetary Emergencies, Erice, Italy, Aug 20 - Aug 24, 2001
Subject54 Environmental Sciences; 58 Geosciences
Related Web PagesEdward Teller
AbstractA gap-free, world-wide, ocean-, atmosphere-, and land surface-spanning geophysical data-set of three decades time-duration containing the full set of geophysical parameters characterizing global weather is the scientific perquisite for defining the climate; the generally-accepted definition in the meteorological community is that climate is the 30-year running-average of weather. Until such a tridecadal climate baseline exists, climate change discussions inevitably will have a semi-speculative, vs. a purely scientific, character, as the baseline against which changes are referenced will at least somewhat uncertain.
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