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Rapid Climate Change (RAPID and RAPID-WATCH)
The Rapid Climate Change programme (RAPID) is an effort to understand the causes of sudden changes in the Earth's climate. Its continuation programme, RAPID - Will the Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation Halt? (RAPID-WATCH), aims to build on RAPID and deliver a decade-long (2004-2014) time series of observations of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC). Studies of past climate have shown that large changes can occur over timescales as small as ten or twenty years. To find out more, follow these links
- Introduction — A non-technical insight into the RAPID and RAPID-WATCH programmes.
- Project overview — A brief description of the main aims of the programme.
- The RAPID Data Centre's (RDC) role — Our duties as the RAPID and RAPID-WATCH designated data centre.
- Data policy — The data management policy approved by the RAPID Steering Committee.
- Data submission — Guidelines on submitting data to the data centre.
- RDC processing — What will RDC do with the data?
- Cruise programme — A list of RAPID and RAPID-WATCH cruises, past and future, with access to cruise data inventories.
- Models — Access to model runs generated or required by RAPID and RAPID-WATCH projects. Model data can also be uploaded.
- Moorings — Information about moored instrument arrays deployed in the North Atlantic, with access to mooring data inventories.
- Realtime data — Access to realtime data from the RAPID and RAPID-WATCH Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) monitoring array at 26.5°N.
- Data inventories — Access to sortable inventories of all data, cruise data, mooring data or palaeo observational data.
- Data delivery — How to access RAPID and RAPID-WATCH data.
- Other links — Links to RAPID sites and other relevant areas.
Official web sites
- RAPID Official web site — The Natural Environment Research Council's RAPID pages.
- RAPID-WATCH Official web site — The Natural Environment Research Council's RAPID-WATCH pages.