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Metadata for 'Climatologies at high resolution for the earth's land surface areas (Version 1.0)'

doi:10.1594/WDCC/CHELSA_v1

General Information

Name
Climatologies at high resolution for the earth's land surface areas (Version 1.0)
Newer Version(s)
doi:10.1594/WDCC/CHELSA_v1_1
Acronym
CHELSA_v1
Project
CHELSA (Climatologies at high resolution for the earth's land surface areas)
Summary
CHELSA_v1.0 (http://chelsa-climate.org/) is a high resolution (30 arc sec, ~1 km) climate data set for the earth land surface areas. Version 1.0 is a first release. It includes monthly and annual mean temperature and precipitation patterns for the time period 1979-2013. CHELSA_v1 is based on a quasi-mechanistical statistical downscaling of the ERA interim global circulation model
(http://www.ecmwf.int/en/research/climate-reanalysis/era-interim) with a GPCC (https://www.dwd.de/EN/ourservices/gpcc/gpcc.html) and GHCN (https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ghcnm/) bias correction.
Specifications:
High resolution (30 arcsec, ~1 km)
Precipitation & Temperature
Monthly coverage 1979 - 2013
Incorporation of topoclimate (e.g. orographic rainfall & wind fields). Downscaled ERA-interim model. Allows calculation of derived parameters based on monthly values such as length of dry periods etc.
Contact
Dr. Dirk Nikolaus Karger (
 dirk.karger@nullsystbot.uzh.ch
)
Keyword(s)
global climatology, Precipitation, Temperature
Location(s)
World: Longitude 0 to 360 Latitude -90 to 90
Spatial Coverage
Longitude -180 to 180 Latitude -90 to 90
Temporal Coverage
1979-01-01 to 2013-12-31 (calendrical)
Size
90.4 GiB (97064723394 Byte)
Format
'GeoTIFF'
Progress
completely archived
Creation Date
2016-07-14
Future Review Date
2026-07-12

Citation

Citation
Karger, Dirk Nikolaus; Conrad, Olaf; Böhner, Jürgen; Kawohl, Tobias; Kreft, Holger; Soria-Auza, Rodrigo Wilber; Zimmermann, Niklaus E.; Linder, H. Peter; Kessler, Michael (2016). CHELSA climatologies at high resolution for the earth's land surface areas (Version 1.0). World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. https://doi.org/10.1594/WDCC/CHELSA_v1

 
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