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Climate Data Record (CDR)

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[1] a time series of measurements of sufficient length, consistency and  continuity to determine climate variability and change
[2] An climate data record consists of a long, stabilised record of uncertainty-quantified retrieved values of a geophysical variable relevant to Earth’s climate, together with all ancillary data used in retrieval and uncertainty estimation. The CDR is linked to (an) underlying fundamental climate data record(s)
 
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[1] NOAA [RD16]
[2] Definition under discussion by WG Climate
 
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[RD16]: NOAA - Climate Data Records from Environmental Satellites: Interim Report,  Committee on Climate Data Records from NOAA Operational Satellites;  Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate; Division on Earth and Life  Studies; National Research Council (2004), DOI: 10.17226/10944 
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