Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Climate Impacts LINK Project
THE CLIMATE IMPACTS LINK Project (LINK) provides climate model data harvested at the Met Office Hadley Centre (MOHC) for use by researchers, institutions, companies, and political organizations. These users are located both in the United Kingdom and abroad; the data from LINK impact many fields such as marine biology, aviation, civil engineering, public policy, economics, and atmospheric sciences. LINK is supported financially by the United Kingdom's Department of the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), based in London, England. DEFRA, in fact, established LINK in 1991, and assigned the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UAE) to handle the data. The task became too large for ...