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Metadata for 'HADEX : global climate extremes indices'

Name
HADEX : global climate extremes indices
Acronym
HADEX
Project(s)
IPCC-DDC_AR4 (IPCC Data Distribution Centre : Assessment Report Four data sets)
Summary
HadEX is a global land-based climate extremes dataset produced through the coordination of the joint WMO CCl/CLIVAR Expert Team on Climate Change Detection, Monitoring and Indices (ETCCDMI). It comprises of 27 indices of temperature and precipitation on a 2.5deg x 3.75deg grid from 1951 to 2003. The indices represent seasonal and/or annual values derived from daily station data. Data are calculated using RClimDex/FClimDex software; developed and maintained on behalf of the ETCCDMI by the Climate Research Branch of the Meteorological Service of Canada (http://cccma.geos.uvic.ca/ETCCDMI/)
The full description can be found at http://www.hadobs.org/
Keyword(s)
extrem indices, Hadley-Centre, IPCC-DDC
Location(s)
World; Longitude: 0.0 to 360.0 Latitude: -90.0 to 90.0
Spatial Coverage
Longitude: 0.0 to 360.0 Latitude: -90.0 to 90.0 Altitude: 0.0 m to 10.0 m
Temporal Coverage
1951-01-01 to 2003-12-31 (not filled)
Size
37.7 MiB (39575736 Bytes)
Format(s)
'NetCDF'
Progress
in work
Creation Date
2006-11-23
 
 
 

Citation
Alexander, Lisa; Caesar, John (2006). HADEX : global climate extremes indices. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/ui/Compact.jsp?acronym=HADEX
Accuracy report
gridded data based on observations
Completeness report
complete
Horizontal accuracy
not filles
Contact type Person Institute
investigator Lisa V. Alexander Monash University
investigator John Caesar Met Office Hadley Centre
metadata Dr. Hans Luthardt Max-Planck-Institut fuer Meteorologie (MD)
metadata reviewer John Caesar Met Office Hadley Centre
Reference type Title Published
PubProvEntryData Performance metrics for climate models DOI 2008-03-20
ProjectPub HadEX - global climate extremes indices 2005-01-01
ProjectPub Global observed changes in daily climate extremes of temperature and precipitation DOI 2006-01-01
standard citation HADEX : global climate extremes indices 2006-08-15