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The objective of the CCI programme is to realize the full potential of the long-term global Earth Observations archives that ESA together with its Member States have established over the last 30 years, as a significant and timely contribution to the ECV databases required by the UNFCCC. The CCI comprises fourteen parallel projects geared to ECV data production, plus a dedicated climate modelling user project...

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Using surface skin temperature from satellites to estimate daily air temperature everywhere. EUSTACE (EU Surface Temperature for All Corners of Earth) will give publicly available daily estimates of surface air temperature since 1850 across the globe for the first time by combining surface and satellite data using novel statistical techniques. Why EUSTACE? Day-to-day variations in surface air temperature affect society in many ways: Health and...

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The aim of this document is to give background information and guidelines for tailored and consistent climate data and information for studies on the impact of the current and future climate for transnational road networks in Europe, suitable for National Road Authorities (NRA’s). The document can be used by: NRA’s to judge the climate information that they receive from e.g. (impact) research institutes, consultancies, and by impact researchers and consultancies to...

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The project focus is on production and assessment of multi-decadal reanalyses of the global climate system including atmosphere, land, ocean, and cryosphere, combined with consistent information on the carbon cycle. Observational data sets In addition, substantial work will be directed at data recovery, reprocessing, and quality control of input observations for reanalysis, with emphasis on improving and extending the usable satellite climate data records, and...

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To deliver climate services for the benefit of society we need to develop and deliver a suite of monitoring products from hourly to century timescales and from location specific to the global mean. Society expects openness and transparency in the process and to have a greater understanding of the certainty regarding how climate has changed and how it will continue to change. Necessary steps to...

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GCOS is intended to be a long-term, user-driven operational system capable of providing the comprehensive observations required for: Monitoring the climate system, Detecting and attributing climate change, Assessing impacts of, and supporting adaptation to, climate variability and change, Application to national economic development, Research to improve understanding, modelling and prediction of the climate system. GCOS addresses the total climate system including physical, chemical and biological...

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