Climate change and its consequences require immediate actions in order to safeguard the environment and economy in Europe and in the rest of world. Aiming to enhance data reliability and reduce uncertainties in climate observations, a joint research project called "MeteoMet - Metrology for Meteorology" started in October 2011 coordinated by the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRiM). The project is focused on the traceability of measurements involved in climate change: surface and upper air measurements of temperature, pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction, solar irradiance and reciprocal influences between measurands. This project will provide the first definition at the European level of validated climate parameters with associated uncertainty budgets and novel criteria for interpretation of historical data series. The big challenge is the propagation of a metrological measurement perspective to meteorological observations. When such an approach will be adopted the requirement of reliable data and robust datasets over wide scales and long terms could be better met.
A new challenge for meteorological measurements: The "MeteoMet" project - Metrology for meteorology
A. Merlone, G. Lopardo, I. Antonsen, S. Bell, R. Benyon, N. Boese, D. del Campo, M. Dobre, J. Drnovšek, A. Elkatmis, E. Georgin, E. Grudniewicz, M. Heinonen, C. Holstein-Rathlou, J. Johansson, P. Klason, R. Knorova, C. Melvad, J. Merrison, K. Migała, M. de Podesta, H. Saathoff, D. Smorgon, F. Sparasci, R. Strnad, A. Szmyrka-Grzebyk, E. Vuillermoz; A new challenge for meteorological measurements: The "MeteoMet" project - Metrology for meteorology. AIP Conf. Proc. 11 September 2013; 1552 (1): 1030–1035. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4821419
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