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Data Rescue Disoveries and Need Areas by Philip Brohan Hadley Centre

Both the “fog of ignorance” and “glow of discovery” emphasize need for data rescue






Philip Brohan, climate scientist at the Met Office Hadley Centre, combines information from old documents, tree-rings and large computers, into a clear picture of what the weather used to be like. At the August 2014 ACRE (Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth) workshop, attended by IEDRO, Philip presented this particular visualization (seen below) of mean [...]

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Capacity Building Workshop on Data Rescue and Climate Change Indices: A Contribution to the Implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services in the Caribbean






By Teddy Allen, IEDRO Science Applications Manager May 7-10, 2012 –The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica. IEDRO recently participated in the Capacity Building Workshop on Data Rescue and Climate Change Indices as part of the Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI). The remaining ETCCDI members supporting the workshop represented NOAA, [...]

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Historical Weather Data Rescue: Baseline for Transformative Action






By Joan O’Brien When nations consider the potential risk of extreme climate events within their boundaries, vulnerability and exposure to disasters are factors that must be included in order to develop disaster risk management programs and adaptation plans. The International Environmental Data Rescue Organization (IEDRO) strives to help nations use data rescue to enhance their [...]

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African Drought and Data Rescue






Drought in Africa has been a destructive force to life and property since the beginning of recorded time. Most recently, East Africa suffered a severe drought in 2010 that persisted nearly the entire year. However, one good thing that came out of this catastrophic drought was that it revealed several important hints for predicting future [...]

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Who is ACRE?






The international Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth (ACRE) initiative both undertakes and facilitates the recovery of historical instrumental surface terrestrial and marine global weather observations to underpin 3D weather reconstructions (reanalyses) spanning the last 200-250 years for climate applications and impacts needs worldwide.  All of the historical surface weather data and the reanalyses are [...]

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Press Release: Malawi Meteorological Office and IEDRO Formulate Work Project






Deale, Maryland  – Malawi Meteorological (MET) Office and IEDRO Formulate Work Project Agreement to Provide Environmental Data Essential for the Protection of Malawi’s Citizens Powerful weather forecasting models are only as good as their data. To understand global climate change, it is imperative that we collect environmental data for long periods of time with representative [...]

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Dr. Friday

Press Release: Friday and LeDuc Join IEDRO Board of Directors






Deale, Maryland – Please welcome IEDRO’s newest Board of Directors member, Dr. Elbert W. “Joe” Friday, Jr! Unanimously elected on April 14, 2011 to IEDRO’s Board of Directors, Dr. Friday brings decades of executive experience and distinguished academic service in meteorology. Dr. Friday is Professor Emeritus of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma and a [...]

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