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|Material Type:||Conference publication, Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Randall M Dole; Climate Change Science Program (U.S.); National Science and Technology Council (U.S.). Subcommittee on Global Change Research.
|Notes:||Title from title screen (viewed Dec 12, 2008).
|Description:||xiv, 136 p. : digital, PDF file.|
|Details:||Mode of access: Internet from the CCSP web site. Address as of 03/25/09: http://downloads.climatescience.gov/sap/sap1-3/sap1-3-final-all.pdf ; current access is available via PURL.|
Connections between reanalysis and attribution --
Reanalysis applications and uses --
Reanalysis of historical climate data for key atmospheric features --
Climate reanalysis and its role within a comprehensive climate observing system --
Role of reanalysis in understanding climate processes and evaluating climate models --
Using current reanalyses to identify and understand major seasonal-to-decadal climate variations --
Climate trends in surface temperature and precipitation derived from reanalyses versus from independent data --
Steps needed to improve climate reanalysis --
Attributation of the causes of climate variations and trends over North America during the modern reanalysis period --
Key findings --
Climate attribution and scientific methods used for establishing attribution --
Present understanding of North American annual temperature and precipitation climate trends from 1951 to 2006 --
Present understanding of United States seasonal and regional differences in temperature and precipitation trends from 1951 to 2006 --
Nature and cause of apparent rapid climate shifts from 1951 to 2006 --
Understanding of the causes for North American high-impact drought events for 1951 to 2006 --
Need for a systematic approach to climate analysis and reanalysis --
Recommendations for improving future climate analyses and reanalyses --
Need for improved climate attribution --
Recommendations for improving climate attribution capabilities.
|Series Title:||Synthesis and assessment product, 1.3.|
|Responsibility:||report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research ; edited by Randall M. Dole.|