Climate Data Records

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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.[1] It is defined as "a time series of measurements of sufficient length, consistency, and continuity to determine climate variability and change.".[2]

Such measurements provide an objective basis for the understanding and prediction of climate and its variability, such as global warming.

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-20. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  2. ^ 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