Climate Science for Serving Society: Research, Modeling and by Ghassem R. Asrar, James W. Hurrell

By Ghassem R. Asrar, James W. Hurrell

This quantity bargains a entire survey and an in depth research of efforts to enhance actionable weather info in help of important judgements for weather edition, chance administration and coverage. bobbing up from submissions and dialogue on the 2011 Open technology convention (OSC) of the realm weather learn software (WCRP), the ebook addresses study and highbrow demanding situations which span the whole diversity of application activities.

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WCRP should also help in developing an interface between climate information and its use for a particular application. The main challenge in the discussion of science support to climate services is the optimal balance of fundamental and applied research, and interface between climate research and climate information and users. Given the still existing gap between science and decision-making, the need to understand and use deliverables of climate research outcomes become even more important than in the past.

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The concept of “planetary boundary thresholds” (Rockstrom et al. 2009) calls for innovative pathways for societal transformations to ensure global sustainability, and science-based planetary stewardship for human prosperity. Climate services are a necessary element of this transformation, and they have the potential to bridge communities, language and value systems. The language of uncertainty employed in the climate information provision, however, casts doubts among users, and there is a merit for informing them based on the concept of probabilities and likelihood.

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