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Terrestrial essential climate variables (ECVs) at a glance

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3155/

Explains 16 distinct types of scientific information that are needed to understand climate change, including the specific parameters measured, why they are needed, who measures them, and the type and amount of information that are not yet available.

by Stitt, Susan; Dwyer, John L.; Dye, Dennis G.; and Josberger, Edward G.
U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3155
This publication is available only as a PDF document.
Related topics:
Biological productivity, Climate change, Ecology, Fire damage, Geography, Geology, Groundwater level, Hydrology, Land surface characteristics, Mathematical modeling, Snow and ice cover, Soil resources, Stream discharge, Surface-water level, Water use
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FGDC-CSDGM Text XML JSON
CCM of Project Open Data JSON
ISO 19115 XML
USGS Publications Warehouse [Citation page] - [MODS XML]

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