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GFDL R30 Coupled Climate Models: Decadel to Centennial Time Scale StudiesEntry ID: deccen_coupled_climate
Abstract: The 2000 Pilot Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) is an exploratory effort to construct an index that measures the ability of a nation's economy to achieve sustainable development, with the long term goal of finding a single indicator for environmental sustainability analagous to that of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The index covering 56 countries is a composite measure of the current ... status of a nation's environmental systems, pressures on those systems, human vulnerability to environmental change, national capacity to respond, and contributions to global environmental stewardship. The index was unveiled at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, January 2000, Davos, Switzerland. The 2000 Pilot ESI is the result of collaboration among the World Economic Forum (WEF), Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP), and the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
The report of the methodologies and the results in Portable Document Format (PDF) are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To test the feasibility of creating a comparative index of national-level environmental sustainability.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NSIDC
Dataset Title: Greenland Cumulative Melt Days Annual Average 1979-2007
Dataset Publisher: NSIDCOnline Resource: http://nsidc.org/greenland-today/
Start Date: 1979-01-01Stop Date: 2007-12-31
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > ICE SHEETS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS
CLIMATE INDICATORS > CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS > ICE GROWTH/MELT
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > ICE GROWTH/MELT
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW MELT
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > ICE GROWTH/MELT
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW MELT
Tedesco, M., X. Fettweis, T. Mote, J. Wahr, P. Alexander, J. Box, and B. Wouters (2012), Evidence and analysis of 2012 Greenland records from spaceborne observations, a regional climate model and reanalysis data., 6, 4939–4976, The Cryosphere Discuss, doi:10.5194/tcd-6-4939-2012.
Hanna, E., S. H. Mernild, J. Cappelen, and K. Steffen (2012), Recent warming in Greenland in a long-term instrumental (1881–2012) climatic context: I. Evaluation of surface air temperature records., 7, no. 4, Environmental Research Letters, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/045404
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-02-19