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Climate Data Challenges in the 21st Century

Science  11 Feb 2011:
Vol. 331, Issue 6018, pp. 700-702
DOI: 10.1126/science.1197869

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Abstract

Climate data are dramatically increasing in volume and complexity, just as the users of these data in the scientific community and the public are rapidly increasing in number. A new paradigm of more open, user-friendly data access is needed to ensure that society can reduce vulnerability to climate variability and change, while at the same time exploiting opportunities that will occur.

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