Creating climate reference datasets: Cards workshop on adjusting radiosonde temperature data for climate monitoring

Melissa Free, Imke Durre, Enric Aguilar, Dian Seidel, Thomas C. Peterson, Robert E. Eskridge, James K. Luers, David Parker, Margaret Gordon, John Lanzante, Stephen Klein, John Christy, Steven Schroeder, Brian Soden, Larry M. McMillin, Elizabeth Weatherhead

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Scopus citations

Abstract

Homogeneous upper-air temperature time series are necessary for climate change detection and attribution. About 20 participants met at the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina on 11-12 October 2000 to discuss methods of adjusting radiosonde data for inhomogeneities arising from instrument and other changes. Representatives of several research groups described their methods for identifying change points and adjusting temperature time series and compared the results of applying these methods to data from 12 radiosonde stations. The limited agreement among these results and the potential impact of these adjustments on upper-air trends estimates indicate a need for further work in this area and for greater attention to homogeneity issues in planning future changes in radiosonde observations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)891-899+837
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Volume83
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Creating climate reference datasets: Cards workshop on adjusting radiosonde temperature data for climate monitoring'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Free, M., Durre, I., Aguilar, E., Seidel, D., Peterson, T. C., Eskridge, R. E., Luers, J. K., Parker, D., Gordon, M., Lanzante, J., Klein, S., Christy, J., Schroeder, S., Soden, B., McMillin, L. M., & Weatherhead, E. (2002). Creating climate reference datasets: Cards workshop on adjusting radiosonde temperature data for climate monitoring. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 83(6), 891-899+837.