Annex II Glossary
Editor: Alfons P. M. Baede (Netherlands)
Co-editors: Paul van der Linden (United Kingdom), Aviel Verbruggen (Belgium)
This Glossary is based on the glossaries published in the contributions of Working Groups of I, II and III to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. Additional work has been undertaken on additions, consistency and shortening of definitions to make this glossary more suitable to a wider audience.
The italics used have the following meaning: Glossary word reference; Glossary secondary reference (i.e. terms which are either contained in a glossary of the IPCC Working Group contributions to the AR4, or defined within the text of an entry of this glossary).