Terrestrial Essential Climate Variables for Climate Change Assessment, Mitigation and Adaptation
Terrestrial Essential Climate Variables for Climate Change Assessment, Mitigation and Adaptation

Global Terrestrial Observing System GTOS 52 - Biennial Report Supplement

 

Terrestrial Essential Climate Variables for
Climate Change Assessment,
Mitigation and Adaptation




Editors: Reuben Sessa and Han Dolman



Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2008

 

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CONTENTS[644 Kb]

INTRODUCTION [56 Kb]

INTERNATIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR CLIMATE-RELATED TERRESTRIAL OBSERVATIONS[87 Kb]

STANDARDS AND HARMONIZATION OF TERRESTRIAL OBSERVATIONS[69 Kb]

THE CEOS CONSTELLATION FOR LAND SURFACE IMAGING[75 Kb]

RIVER DISCHARGE[191 Kb]

WATER USE[137 Kb]

GLOBAL TERRESTRIAL NETWORK FOR GROUNDWATER (GTN-GW) [179 Kb]

LAKE AND RESERVOIR LEVELS AND VOLUMES [194 Kb]

SNOW COVER[151 Kb]

GLACIERS AND ICE CAPS[193 Kb]

GLOBAL TERRESTRIAL NETWORK FOR PERMAFROST (GTN-P)[181 Kb]

ALBEDO AND REFLECTANCE ANISOTROPY[161 Kb]

LAND COVER[151 Kb]

FRACTION OF ABSORBED PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION (FAPAR)[194 Kb]

LEAF AREA INDEX (LAI)[193 Kb]

BIOMASS[160 Kb]

FIRE DISTURBANCE[203 Kb]

ACRONYMS[446 Kb]


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