By CATHY BAYER, AP ScientistA new tool for detecting and measuring climate change is gaining traction in research circles, thanks to a study by two professors at the University of California, Berkeley.
Researchers from the university’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences developed a tool to automatically classify the global temperature change over time, and it has been used to predict the impact of climate change on crops, fisheries, air pollution, ocean acidification, and wildfires, the researchers wrote.
The new tool, dubbed the “Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)-2” Global Temperature Change Indicator (GTCI), could help scientists predict the impacts of climate on crop production and fisheries, according to the study, which was published Wednesday in the journal Nature Climate Change.
“It is a really big breakthrough for us,” said Christopher Field, a professor of atmospheric sciences and lead author of the study.
“If we can accurately predict what the future is going to be, we have a much better idea of how to manage and adapt to climate change.”
Researchers said the tool could help improve predictions of what the world is going through, such as the effects of climate extremes such as droughts and floods.
For example, scientists can compare how much water will be available to grow crops, and how much is wasted when the water runs out.
“We can say how much more water is available than we had previously thought,” Field said.
“And we can say what the climate is like.
The climate is changing, and we have to deal with it.”
The team used data from the IPCC-2 global temperature reconstruction tool to identify the changes in temperature over time.
That data is now being used in other research areas, such to better understand how sea level has risen and how fast it is rising.
“That’s really important because we can look at sea level change in the context of climate impacts, like wildfires and sea level rise,” Field explained.
The tool can be used to identify areas where a climate change has been linked to climate impacts.
It can also be used for more complex analyses.
The data from that tool is used in a variety of areas, including for the global land and sea cover, ocean surface temperature, and ocean acidity, Field said, adding that it could help to predict how the oceans will change in response to rising seas.
“There are a lot of different ways that the data is used, and the data has an enormous impact on the world,” he said.
The team developed the tool in collaboration with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, which studies the evolution of sea levels.
They used the tools data to estimate the climate impact of sea level rises.
The IPCC-1 data was used to create a global temperature dataset for each year in the last 200 years.
Researchers used that data to find the temperature change of the globe over that time period.
The two teams used the new tool in the following ways: The tool automatically identified changes in the global surface temperature over the years 2000 to 2100, with a maximum and minimum.
It also automatically identified climate impacts on agricultural productivity and fisheries.
The tool also calculated the impact on land and marine ecosystems, such fisheries, the atmosphere, and coral reefs.
The tools use the data to identify potential impacts on crops and fisheries from sea level increases, storm damage, wildfires, and other natural climate impacts such as ocean acidization and acidifying water.
The study’s findings are consistent with the findings of many studies.
For instance, in 2015, the Intergovernmental Panel said global temperature would continue to rise, as the planet continues to warm.