Peterson, Thomas C.; Manton, Michael J.
September 2008
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society;Sep2008, Vol. 89 Issue 9, p1266
Academic Journal
The article presents an analysis on climatic changes. It highlights the joint Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI) meeting's task on coordinating the exact formulation of indices of climate extremes from daily data and the promotion of analysis of extremes around the world. It also explores the index formulation which primarily focused on the extremes as well as the software developed to calculate them. Moreover, series of workshops on climate extremes including workshops sponsored by Asia-Pacific Network (APN) and one hosted by the University of Cape Town, South Africa in June 2004 are presented. Furthermore, the author notes that sharing of meteorological data across all countries is essential in developing the capability to adapt to climate change.


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