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The Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) was established by the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) in 1986 with the goal of providing monthly mean precipitation data on a 2.5 x 2.5 degree latitude-longitude grid for the period 1980-2004.
'' There's no doubt that clearly the climate change is … a major contributing factor, '' said Dr Ghassem Asrar, director of the World Climate Research Program and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
Ann Henderson-Sellers, a former director of the UN's World Climate Research Program, now at Macquarie University, says a new definition could better spell out what we face -- a cascading failure of the climate system in which melting ice sheets, ocean acidification and loss of rainforest are linked, each triggering further disaster.
The GCP report, Carbon Budget 2007, is authored by eight scientists in a project sponsored by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Research (IHDP) and the World Climate Research Program.
Climate Model Intercomparison Project (C4MIP) of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program and the World Climate Research Program, all of which models, in their words, "used the same anthropogenic fossil fuel emissions from Marland et al. (2005) from the beginning of the industrial period until 2000 and the IPCC SRES