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GREENHOUSE CLIMATE RESPONSE INDEX

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French Equivalent: Indice de réaction à l’effet de serre

Definition:
A greenhouse climate response index is an index developed by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States of America that includes the following variables: much-above-normal temperature, much-above-normal precipitation in the cool months, extreme or severe drought in the warm months, a much—greater— than—normal proportion of annual precipitation falling on days having more than 50.8 millimetres of precipitation, and reduced day—to—day temperature swings.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2001