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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Reanalysis of historical climate data for key atmospheric features : implications for attribution of causes of observed change /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Dole, Randall M.
CORP Author Climate Change Science Program (U.S.)
Publisher U.S. Climate Change Science Program,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 430984724
Subjects Climatic changes. ; Climatology--Research--History. ; Climatology--Mathematical models.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  QC981.8 C5 U56 1.3 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 01/17/2012
Collation xiv, 136 p. ill. maps. 28cm.
"December 2008." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Reanalysis -- Attribution -- 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 -- Introduction -- 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 -- Recommendations -- 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.