Appendix F Guidelines and Principles for Climate Monitoring

  • (1)  

    Assess the impact of new systems or changes to existing systems prior to implementation.

  • (2)  

    Require a suitable period of overlap for new and old observing systems.

  • (3)  

    Treat the results of calibration, validation, algorithm changes, and data homogeneity assessments with the same care as the data.

  • (4)  

    Ensure a capability for routine assessments of quality and homogeneity, including high resolution data for extreme events.

  • (5)  

    Integrate assessments, like the International Panel on Climate Change, into global observing priorities.

  • (6)  

    Maintain long-term stations.

  • (7)  

    Put a high priority on increasing observations in datapoor regions and regions sensitive to change.

  • (8)  

    Provide network operators, designers, and instrument engineers with long-term requirements at the outset of the design and implementation phases of new systems.

  • (9)  

    Think through the transition from research observing systems to long-term operations carefully.

  • (10)  

    Focus on data management systems that facilitate access, use, and interpretation of weather data.

Reference

Karl, T. 1997. Briefing to the NRC/NWSMC Panel on Climate Record: Modernization of the Cooperative Network. Asheville, North Carolina, June 16, 1997



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--> Appendix F Guidelines and Principles for Climate Monitoring (1)   Assess the impact of new systems or changes to existing systems prior to implementation. (2)   Require a suitable period of overlap for new and old observing systems. (3)   Treat the results of calibration, validation, algorithm changes, and data homogeneity assessments with the same care as the data. (4)   Ensure a capability for routine assessments of quality and homogeneity, including high resolution data for extreme events. (5)   Integrate assessments, like the International Panel on Climate Change, into global observing priorities. (6)   Maintain long-term stations. (7)   Put a high priority on increasing observations in datapoor regions and regions sensitive to change. (8)   Provide network operators, designers, and instrument engineers with long-term requirements at the outset of the design and implementation phases of new systems. (9)   Think through the transition from research observing systems to long-term operations carefully. (10)   Focus on data management systems that facilitate access, use, and interpretation of weather data. Reference Karl, T. 1997. Briefing to the NRC/NWSMC Panel on Climate Record: Modernization of the Cooperative Network. Asheville, North Carolina, June 16, 1997