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Michael Zemp

Dear members of the Cryolist,

The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) is launching an open review of the current requirements for Essential Climate Variables (ECV), among others including Sea Ice, Glaciers, Ice Sheets and Ice Shelves, Permafrost, and Snow.

More details are found in the email below and in the attached letter from GCOS.

Make use of this opportunity to comment and further develop the existing GCOS ECV product requirements which have a great influence on requirements set by space agencies and other large programs such as the Copernicus services (http://www.copernicus.eu/).

Deadline: 31 December 2017

Kind regards

Michael Zemp

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Subject: GCOS ECV Review
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:21:04 +0100
From: Valentin Aich [hidden email]

Dear colleague,

The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) is launching an open review of the current requirements for Essential Climate Variables (ECV) that are the basis for the global systematic observation of the climate system. GCOS would like to invite as wide a possible range of reviewers to participate. This is the first step in a revision and update of the requirements planned for 2021/2.

Revisions to the existing ECV and ECV products or proposals for new ECV or ECV products can be made and support for the existing requirements is also encouraged.  Comments should be submitted by end of 2017 using the on-line form at https://www.research.net/r/ECVRequirements.

Established in 1992 by WMO and other partners, GCOS maintains a list of ECV that are required to understand the climate system, to monitor changes in it and to be the basis of planning to mitigate or adapt to changes in the climate system. GCOS recognises that observation capabilities improve and the needs of users change over time. Thus, the list of ECV and their requirements must evolve as well. The current list of 54 ECVs and their individual observation requirements were published in the recent GCOS Implementation Plan[1] and welcomed by the UNFCCC in 2016.

You can find more details in the attached document.

Kind regards,

GCOS secretariat



[1] The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs. GCOS-200. Pub WMO, Geneva, 2016. The requirements for the ECV are given in Annex A of this document.


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Michael Zemp
Dear members of the Cryolist,

The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) is launching an open review of the current requirements for Essential Climate Variables (ECV), among others including Sea Ice, Glaciers, Ice Sheets and Ice Shelves, Permafrost, and Snow.

More details are found in the email below and in the following letter from GCOS: http://www.geo.uzh.ch/~mzemp/share/wgms/gcos/GCOS_ECV_Review.pdf

Make use of this opportunity to comment and further develop the existing GCOS ECV product requirements which have a great influence on requirements set by space agencies and other large programs such as the Copernicus services (http://www.copernicus.eu/).

Deadline: 31 December 2017

Kind regards

Michael Zemp

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: GCOS ECV Review
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:21:04 +0100
From: Valentin Aich [hidden email]

Dear colleague,

The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) is launching an open review of the current requirements for Essential Climate Variables (ECV) that are the basis for the global systematic observation of the climate system. GCOS would like to invite as wide a possible range of reviewers to participate. This is the first step in a revision and update of the requirements planned for 2021/2.

Revisions to the existing ECV and ECV products or proposals for new ECV or ECV products can be made and support for the existing requirements is also encouraged.  Comments should be submitted by end of 2017 using the on-line form at https://www.research.net/r/ECVRequirements.

Established in 1992 by WMO and other partners, GCOS maintains a list of ECV that are required to understand the climate system, to monitor changes in it and to be the basis of planning to mitigate or adapt to changes in the climate system. GCOS recognises that observation capabilities improve and the needs of users change over time. Thus, the list of ECV and their requirements must evolve as well. The current list of 54 ECVs and their individual observation requirements were published in the recent GCOS Implementation Plan[1] and welcomed by the UNFCCC in 2016.

You can find more details in the attached document.

Kind regards,

GCOS secretariat



[1] The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs. GCOS-200. Pub WMO, Geneva, 2016. The requirements for the ECV are given in Annex A of this document.


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