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A new challenge for meteorological measurements: the "MeteoMet" project - metrology for meteorology.

Merlone, A*; Lopardo, G*; Antonsen, I*; Bell, S A; Benyon, R*; Boese, N*; del Campo, D*; Dobre, M*; Drnovsek, J*; Elkatmis, A*; Georgin, E*; Grudniewicz, E*; Heinonen, M*; Holstein-Rathiou, C*; Johansson, J*; Klason, P*; Knorova, R*; Melvad, C*; Merrison, J*; Migala, K*; de Podesta, M; Saathoff, H*; Smorgon, D*; Sparasci, F*; Strnad, R*; Szmyrka-Grzebyk, A*; Vuillermoz, E* (2013) A new challenge for meteorological measurements: the "MeteoMet" project - metrology for meteorology. AIP Conf. Proc., 1552. pp. 1030-1035.

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Climate change and its consequences require immediate actions in order to safeguard the environment and economy in Europe and in the rest of world. Numerous different climate data users have expressed the need for new stable and traceable measurement standards, protocols, sensors and calibration procedures, and uncertainty-evaluation methods, to enhance data reliability and reduce uncertainties in climate models. Aiming to respond to these needs, 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 a 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 will be better met.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: air humidity, air temperature, climate change, dissemination, earth atmosphere, historical temperature data series, measurement uncertainty, meteorological instruments calibration procedure, reliable climate data, traceable climate measurements
Subjects: Engineering Measurements
Engineering Measurements > Thermal
Identification number/DOI: 10.1063/1.4821419
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:14
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/5948

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