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IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) Observed Climate Change Impacts DatabaseEntry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_IPCC_OBSERVED
Abstract: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessement Report (AR4) Observed Climate Change Impacts Database contains observed responses to climate change across a wide range of systems as well as regions. These data were taken from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report and Rosenzweig et al. (2008). It consists of responses in the the physical, ... terrestrial biological systems and marine-ecosystems. The observations that were selected include data that demonstrate a statistically significant trend in change in either direction in systems related to temperature or other climate change variable, and the is for at least 20 years between 1970 and 2004, although study periods may extend earlier or later. For each observation, the data series is described in terms of system, region, longitude and latitude, dates and duration, statistical significance, type of impact, and whether or not land use was identified as a driving factor. System changes are taken from ~80 studies (of which ~75 are new since the IPCC Third Assessment Report) containing more than 29,500 data series. Observations in the database are characterized as a ‘change consistent with warming’ or a ‘change not consistent with warming,’ based on information from the underlying studies. The data is distributed by the Columbia University Center for Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
The data in Microsoft Excel (XLS) and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To provide a database with observed responses to climate change for multidisciplinary studies.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rosenzweig, C., P. Neofotis, M. Vicarelii, and X. Xing
Dataset Title: IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) Observed Climate Change Impacts Database
Dataset Release Date: 2008
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Data Presentation Form: tabularOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ipcc-assess-ar4-observed-...
Start Date: 1970-01-01Stop Date: 2004-01-01
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIERS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > EROSION
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND > PERMAFROST
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > MIGRATORY RATES/ROUTES
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > POPULATION DYNAMICS
Access Constraints Physical records archived at the Australian Antarctic Division.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=wilkes_t... when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: jason.anderson at utas.edu.au
Antarctic CRC University of Tasmania Grosvenor St
City: Sandy Bay
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7005
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-09-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-11-29