Climate Data Record
A Climate Data Record (CDR) is a specific definition of a climate data series, developed by the Committee on Climate Data Records from NOAA Operational Satellites of the National Research Council at the request of NOAA in the context of satellite records. It is defined as "a time series of measurements of sufficient length, consistency, and continuity to determine climate variability and climate change.".
Interim Climate Data Record (ICDR)
An Interim Climate Data Record (ICDR) is a dataset that has been forward processed, using the baselined CDR algorithm and processing environment but whose consistency and continuity have not been verified. Eventually it will be necessary to perform a new reprocessing of the CDR and ICDR parts together to guarantee consistency, and the new reprocessed data record will replace the old CDR.
Fundamental Climate Data Record (FCDR)
A Fundamental Climate Data Record is a long-term data record of calibrated and quality-controlled data designed to allow the generation of homogeneous products that are accurate and stable enough for climate monitoring.
Examples of CDRs
- AVHRR Pathfinder Sea Surface Temperature[permanent dead link]
- GHRSST-PP Reanalysis Project, on the website for Ghrsst-pp
- Snow and Ice
- NOAA's Climate Data Records homepage
- Approach to Providing Climate Data Records (CDRs) in Coordination with other US Agency Activities, Jeffrey L. Privette, John Bates, Thomas Karl, Bruce Barkstrom, Ed Kearns, and David Markham. 2009 AMS Conference Proceedings
- Climate Data Records From Environmental Satellites, Drobot et al.
- Creating Climate Data Records from NOAA Operational Satellites, a NOAA White Paper
- The Future of Climate Data Records
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-20. Retrieved 2010-09-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10944 NRC (National Research Council) 2004. Climate Data Records from Environmental Satellites. Washington D.C.: National Academy Press.I SBN-10: 0-309-09168-3, ISBN 978-0-309-09168-8