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Record number 551646
Title Towards a traceable climate service: Assessment of quality and usability of essential climate variables
Author(s) Zeng, Yijian; Su, Zhongbo; Barmpadimos, Iakovos; Perrels, Adriaan; Poli, Paul; Boersma, K.F.; Frey, Anna; Ma, Xiaogang; Bruin, Karianne de; Goosen, Hasse; John, Viju O.; Roebeling, Rob; Schulz, Jörg; Timmermans, Wim
Source Remote Sensing 11 (2019)10. - ISSN 2072-4292
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11101186
Department(s) Meteorology and Air Quality
WIMEK
Climate Change
Water Systems and Global Change
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Keyword(s) Climate data record (CDRs) - Climate services - Essential climate variables (ECVs) - Quality assurance - Traceability - Usability assessment
Abstract

Climate services are becoming the backbone to translate climate knowledge, data & information into climate-informed decision-making at all levels, from public administrations to business operators. It is essential to assess the technical and scientific quality of the provided climate data and information products, including their value to users, to establish the relation of trust between providers of climate data and information and various downstream users. The climate data and information products (i.e., from satellite, in-situ and reanalysis) shall be fully traceable, adequately documented and uncertainty quantified and can provide sufficient guidance for users to address their specific needs and feedbacks. This paper discusses details on how to apply the quality assurance framework to deliver timely assessments of the quality and usability of Essential Climate Variable (ECV) products. It identifies an overarching structure for the quality assessment of single product ECVs (i.e., consists of only one single variable), multi-product ECVs (i.e., more than one single parameter), thematic products (i.e., water, energy and carbon cycles), as well as the usability assessment. To support a traceable climate service, other than rigorously evaluating the technical and scientific quality of ECV products, which represent the upstream of climate services, how the uncertainty propagates into the resulting benefit (utility) for the users of the climate service needs to be detailed.

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