OSA3.2Combining in-situ and satellite observations for understanding climate change and its impacts
|Convener: Janette Bessembinder | Co-Conveners: Darren Ghent , Isabel Trigo , Paul Van Der Linden|
Traditionally climate has been principally monitored from ground-level stations. Some locations have very long records. However, the spatial coverage is limited, especially in certain areas of the world. Satellite data have much better spatial coverage, but records are relatively short and satellite data often have to be translated into climate variables that are relevant for society (e.g. skin temperature to air temperature). Combining various sources of measurements could result in much better coverage spatially and temporally.
Papers/presentations are solicited on
• developing the use of satellite data for climate research,
• novel combinations of satellite data with other in-situ observations,
• case studies involving these combined data sources and comparisons with other methods such as climate modelling studies or reanalyses,
• and their use to understand climate change and its impacts.