High resolution climate data for Europe

High-resolution information on climatic conditions is essential to many applications in environmental and ecological sciences. Here we present downscaled climate data for the CORDEX EUR11 domain at a high resolution of 30 arc sec. The temperature algorithm is based on statistical downscaling of atmospheric temperature lapse rates. The precipitation algorithm incorporates orographic predictors including wind fields, valley exposition, boundary layer height, and a bias correction based on Beck et al. 2020, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0332.1. The resulting data currently consist of a daily temperature and precipitation time series and is, for now, available for the years 1981-2005.

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Karger, D.N., Conrad, O., Böhner, J., Kawohl, T., Kreft, H., Soria-Auza, R.W., Zimmermann, N.E., Linder, P., Kessler, M. (2017): Climatologies at high resolution for the Earth land surface areas. Scientific Data. 4 170122.

Karger, D.N., Dabaghchian, B., Lange, S., Thuiller, W., Zimmermann, N.E., Graham, C.H. (2020): High resolution climate data for Europe. EnviDat. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.16904/envidat.150.

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