The risks of contracting the acquisition and processing of the nation's weather and climate data to the private sector

Serra, Yolande L., Haase, Jennifer S., Adams, David K., Fu, Qiang, Ackerman, Thomas P., Alexander, M. Joan, Arellano, Avelino, Back, Larissa, Chen, Shu-Hua, Emanuel, Kerry, Fuchs, Zeljka, Kuang, Zhiming, Lintner, Benjamin R., Mapes, Brian, Neelin, David, Raymond, David, Sobel, Adam H., Staten, Paul W., Subramanian, Aneesh, Thompson, David W. J., Vecchi, Gabriel, Wood, Robert and Zuidema, Paquita (2018) The risks of contracting the acquisition and processing of the nation's weather and climate data to the private sector. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99 (5). 869–870. ISSN 0003-0007

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Abstract

We are deeply concerned with the trend toward the purchase of commercial weather and climate data by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other government agencies that may follow. One major concern is for the stability of both the raw and processed forms of these datasets as commercial enterprises come and go. Also of concern is the loss of free, publicly available data, which provide the backbone for much of the non-profit research at universities, government laboratories, and other nonprofit organizations. Related to this latter point is the questionable practice of private companies gaining the rights over data We are deeply concerned with the trend toward the purchase of commercial weather and climate data by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other government agencies that may follow. One major concern is for the stability of both the raw and processed forms of these datasets as commercial enterprises come and go. Also of concern is the loss of free, publicly available data, which provide the backbone for much of the non-profit research at universities, government laboratories, and other nonprofit organizations. Related to this latter point is the questionable practice of private companies gaining the rights over data

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/climate_action
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2022 09:30
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2022 00:26
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/85384
DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0034.1

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