GCOS GOOS WCRP/OOPC IX/3
4) Investigate the inclusion of relative humidity (RH) data into ICOADS when RH is the only
available moisture parameter.
5) Consider developing links to sources of coastal and island data.
CLIMAR II saw the need to continue to monitor and assess progress in marine climate data
analysis by bringing together the global data development and research communities
approximately every two years. Accordingly:
1) A sequel to the Boulder workshop should be held in 1 2 years' time.
2) CLIMAR III should be held in 2007.
An important outcome of CLIMAR99 was the Dynamic Part of the WMO Guide to the
Applications of Marine Climatology (WMO No.781) (JCOMM, 2003b). Accordingly,
presentations made at CLIMAR II will be incorporated into a further JCOMM Technical
Report, and a selection of papers from CLIMAR II will be published in a special issue of the
International Journal of Climatology, which will form an update of the Dynamic Part of the
Guide. Through these publications and the participation of the delegates, CLIMAR II will
provide guidance and technical support to National Meteorological Services in their
acquisition, processing, analysis and application of marine meteorological data.
CLIMAR II was an outstanding success and the progress made since CLIMAR99 was
clearly evident. We look forward to reporting further major advances by the time of
We are grateful to His Majesty King Albert II, the Belgian Federal Government and to
the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium for hosting this important event. We thank
Chris Folland and Dick Reynolds for useful comments on this paper.
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