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DOI for Scientific and Technical Data
10.1594/WDCC/coastDat-2_COSMO-CLM



Detailed Metadata
http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/ui/Entry.jsp?acronym=coastDat-2_COSMO-CLM

Data Access
http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/ui/EntryList.jsp?acronym=coastDat-2_COSMO-CLM

Summary
This is an atmospheric hourly hindcast for Western Europe and the North Atlantic using COSMO-CLM version 4.8_clm_11 with spectral nudging from 1948-2012. The model uses a rotated grid with 254 x 248 grid points and a grid point distance of 0.22 degrees, the rotated North pole is located at 170 W, 35 N.
In rotated coordinates the model area extends from 30.44 W to 25.22 E, 25.72 S to 28.62 N, in geographical coordinates this corresponds to about 68 W to 82 E, 25.6 N to 81.4 N.

Quality
Accuracy
Paper see http://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/6/147/2014/ (also stored as cera additional info) ;SQA - Scientific Quality Assurance 'approved by author' 09/10/2013 16:17:40; TQA - Technical Quality Assurance 'approved by WDCC' 09/10/2013 04:09:43

Completeness
The dataset is updated without doi at the end of each year.

Specification
[observation:Level 3b - Gridded Geophysical Variable - Basic Quality Control]
Technical Quality Assurance: The number of data sets is checked and not equal 0[ done ]
Technical Quality Assurance: The size of every data set is not equal 0[ done ]
Technical Quality Assurance: The data sets and corresponding metadata are all accessible via internet[ done ]
Technical Quality Assurance: The data size is checked and correct[ done ]
Technical Quality Assurance: The format is verified and correct[ done ]
Technical Quality Assurance: The time description (metadata) and data are consistent[ done start and stop date checked ]
Technical Quality Assurance: The variable description and data are consistent[ done ]

Location(s)
Western Europe and the North Atlantic; Latitude: 25.6 to 81.4 Longitude: -68.2 to 82.8

Spatial Coverage
Latitude: 25.6 to 81.4; Longitude: -68.2 to 82.8; Altitude: -254.316 m to 27193.1 m

Temporal Coverage
1/1/1948 - 31/12/2012 (calendrical)

Data format(s)
'netCDF, records separated'

Data size
8838507781 kBytes

Contact
Dr. Beate Geyer
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH

Contributing Institute(s)
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH (HZG)

Project
coastDat-2