Title: Joint Research Centre Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Fitness for Purpose (F4P) Platform
Authors: GOBRON NadineADAMS JENNIFERCAPPUCCI FABRIZIOLANCONELLI CHRISTIANWILDUNG CANTANTE MOTA BERNARDOMELIN Frederic
Publisher: European Space Agency
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC104998
ISBN: 978-92-9221-305-3
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC104998
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This paper presents the concept and first results of the Copernicus Climate Change Service Fitness-for-Purpose (C3S F4P) project. The main goal aims at evaluating the efficiency and overall performance of the service, mainly with regard to users information needs and high level requirements. This project will also assess the fitnessfor-purpose of the C3S with a specific emphasis on the needs of European Union (EU) Policies and translate these recommendations into programmatic and technical requirements. The C3S Climate Data Records (CDS) include various Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) that are derived from space sensors, including from Copernicus Sentinels sensors. One module of the F4P platform focuses on the benchmarking of data sets and algorithms, in addition to radiative transfer models used towards understanding potential discrepancies between CDS records. Methods and preliminary results of the benchmark platform are presented in this contribution.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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