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Climate data: the past and present

Mason, Simon J.; Ceccato, Pietro N.; Hewitt, Chris

In this chapter we describe how climate variables are measured (e.g., ground observation, remote sensing or modelled data), how the data are collected and how they are shared. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different data sources and highlight the potential advantages of climate data made available through National Meteorological and Hydrological Services. The use of observed climate monitoring products in the development of early warning systems is highlighted

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Climate Information for Public Health Action
Publisher
Routledge
DOI
https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315115603-6

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International Research Institute for Climate and Society
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March 18, 2020