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Welcome to the website of the European Climate Assessment & Dataset project. Presented is information on changes in weather and climate extremes, as well as the daily dataset needed to monitor and analyse these extremes. ECA&D was initiated by the ECSN in 1998 and has received financial support from the EUMETNET and the European Commission.

 

What's new?

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The database is updated until: Dec 31, 2015.

December 2015 - 2015 is the joint warmest year on record. It has been very slightly warmer than in 2014, mainly due to the exceptionally warm December. See the Climate Indicator Bulletin on this year.

November 2015 - The Spanish Meteorological Service Aemet now updates its stations each month.

November 2015 - The Czech HydroMeteorological Institute CHMI has shared 65 new stations and updates these monthly.

October 2015 - E-OBS version 12.0 has been released.

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ECA&D and WMO

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ECA&D forms the backbone of the climate data node in the Regional Climate Centre (RCC) for WMO Region VI (Europe and the Middle East) since 2010. The data and information products contribute to the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS).

 

Participants and data

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Today, ECA&D is receiving data from 66 participants for 62 countries and the ECA dataset contains 42166 series of observations for 12 elements at 10455 meteorological stations throughout Europe and the Mediterranean (see Daily data > Data dictionary). 76% of these daily series can be downloaded from this website for non-commercial research and education. Participation to ECA&D is open to anyone maintaining daily station data. If you want to join please contact us. See our data policy for more details.

 

E-OBS gridded dataset

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E-OBS version 12.0 has been released. E-OBS is a daily gridded observational dataset for precipitation, temperature and sea level pressure in Europe based on ECA&D information. The full dataset covers the period 1950-01-01 until 2015-06-30. It has originally been developed and updated as parts of the ENSEMBLES (EU-FP6) and EURO4M (EU-FP7) projects. Currently it is maintained and elaborated as part of the UERRA project (EU-FP7).

 

Involvement

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ECA&D has close links with the projects and initiatives below.

Meteoalarm   International Surface Temperature Initiative   UERRA   EURO4M   ENSEMBLES   MILLENNIUM   ACRE   ETCCDI   EEA   Copernicus/GMES   AOPC   EUPORIAS   CHARMe  


Joint research projects exist between ECA&D and the following institutes or initiatives

MEDARE Initiative   ETH   JRC   SMHI  

 

 

Contact us

ECA&D Project Team
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

P.O. Box 201
3730 AE De Bilt
The Netherlands
e-mail: eca@knmi.nl

Staff:

Aryan van Engelen

Albert Klein Tank

Gerard van der Schrier

Else van den Besselaar

Christiana Photiadou

Conny Schiks

Gé Verver

 

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Studio KNMI

 

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