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Traceable radiometry underpinning terrestrial and heliostudies (truths): a bencmark mission for climate
Author(s): Nigel Fox; Paul Green; Helen Brindley; Jacqueline Russell; Dave Smith; Daniel Lobb; Michael Cutter; Andrew Barnes

Paper Abstract

Sound policymaking requires high confidence in climate predictions verified against decadal change observations with robustly known accuracy. Yet, our ability to monitor and predict the future of the climate is inadequate as we currently do not possess sufficient accuracy in our observing capability to confidently observe the small but critical climate change signals that are expected to occur over decadal time scales. These signals are fundamental to assessing the accuracy of climate change projections made by models and for the unambiguous attribution of climate change.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 1056325 (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304220
Show Author Affiliations
Nigel Fox, National Physical Lab. (United Kingdom)
Paul Green, National Physical Lab. (United Kingdom)
Helen Brindley, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Jacqueline Russell, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Dave Smith, RAL Space, STFC (United Kingdom)
Daniel Lobb, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Michael Cutter, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Andrew Barnes, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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