A roadmap to climate data rescue services

Brönnimann, Stefan; Brugnara, Yuri; Allan, Rob J.; Brunet, Manola; Compo, Gilbert P.; Crouthamel, Richard I.; Jones, Philip D.; Jourdain, Sylvie; Luterbacher, Jürg; Siegmund, Peter; Valente, Maria Antónia; Wilkinson, Clive W. (2018). A roadmap to climate data rescue services. Geoscience Data Journal, 5(1), pp. 28-39. Wiley 10.1002/gdj3.56

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Quantitative approaches to climate risk management such as mapping or impact modelling rely on past meteorological data with daily or sub‐daily resolution, a large fraction of which have not yet been digitized. Over the last decade or so, a number of projects have contributed to the rescue of some of these data. Here we provide a summary of a survey we have undertaken of several meteorological and climate data rescue projects, in order to identify the needs of climate data rescue services. To make these efforts more sustainable, additional integrated activities are needed. We argue that meteorological and climate data rescue must be seen as a continuous, coordinated long‐term effort. Technical developments (e.g. data assimilation), new scientific questions (e.g. process understanding of extreme events) and new social (e.g. risk assessment, health) or economic (e.g. new renewable energy sources, agriculture and forestry, tourism, infrastructure, etc.) services are highlighting the immense value of data previously neglected or never considered. This continuous effort is currently undertaken by projects of various sizes, structure, funding and staffing, as well as by dedicated programmes, ranging from those within many national weather services down to “grassroots” initiatives. These activities are often not sufficiently coordinated, staffed, or funded at an international level and will benefit considerably from climate data rescue services being established within the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) (https://climate.copernicus.eu/).

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography > Unit Climatology
10 Strategic Research Centers > Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Brönnimann, Stefan; Brugnara, Yuri and Luterbacher, Jürg

Subjects:

500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology
900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISSN:

2049-6060

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Saba Sabina Baer

Date Deposited:

09 Nov 2018 07:51

Last Modified:

09 Nov 2018 07:51

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/gdj3.56

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.120920

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/120920

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