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Country meta data

  GERMANY


Availability of station meta data

Out of 1084 stations,

- all stations have coordinates

- all stations have elevation

- no station has a description of land use

- no station has a specified soil type

- no station has a surface cover description

- 60 stations have additional remarks

- 1 station has a picture of the measurement location

Available series

An overview of all available daily series for stations in GERMANY can be found in the Data dictionary.

Participants who provided data for this country

Name

Affiliation

City, country

# Series

National Climate Data Center (DWD)

Deutscher Wetterdienst

Offenbach, Germany

97 %

STARDEX project

Climatic Research Unit

Norwich, United kingdom

1 %

EMULATE project

Climatic Research Unit

Norwich, United kingdom

1 %

MARS project

Joint Research Centre

Ispra, Italy

< 1 %

GHCND

National Climatic Data Center

Asheville, United states

< 1 %

Record highs and lows

Lowest minimum temperature

10 Feb 1956

   Waldsassen

-36.3

°C

Highest minimum temperature

16 Jul 2007

   Kr. Bautzen Kubschutz

26.1

°C

Lowest maximum temperature

14 Feb 1940

   Zugspitze

-31.5

°C

Highest maximum temperature

9 Aug 2003

   Roth

40.5

°C

Highest precipitation amount

8 Nov 2017

   Bad Salzuflen

210.0

mm

Homogeneity test results

The table below shows the number of stations classified as either "Useful" or "Doubtful" (left number) in relation to the total number of station series having sufficient data (right number) for segments of the blended series at each station within fixed time periods. A description of the homogeneity tests that have been applied is given in Project Info > ATBD.

Cloud cover

Precipitation

Pressure

Temperature

Humidity

Wind

Sunshine

1851-2016

10 / 33

49 / 51

2 / 3

1 / 44

2 / 29

0 / 2

1901-1950

32 / 53

80 / 82

3 / 3

9 / 61

11 / 42

1 / 5

1901-2016

19 / 50

83 / 86

3 / 3

4 / 64

12 / 54

2 / 2

4 / 6

1951-1978

461 / 542

572 / 575

73 / 79

325 / 577

351 / 526

52 / 59

264 / 274

1951-2016

321 / 464

530 / 533

68 / 74

128 / 526

252 / 483

55 / 76

172 / 209

1979-2016

312 / 434

509 / 512

114 / 114

142 / 520

304 / 505

113 / 146

183 / 223

Extreme events affecting GERMANY

- Severe winter storms in Western Europe, Winter 1999

- Floods along Central European rivers, Summer 2002

- Heat wave in Central and Western Europe, Summer 2003

- Snow in Western Europe, Winter 2004

- Mild winter of 2007

- Severe winter storm in Europe: Kyrill, Winter 2007

- Flash floods in Central Europe, Spring 2008

- Cold in Central and Western Europe, Winter 2009

- Cold in Europe, Winter 2010

- Severe winter storm in Europe: Xynthia, Winter 2010

- Central European flooding 2013

Feedback and contact information

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

P.O. Box 201
3730 AE De Bilt
The Netherlands
e-mail: eca@knmi.nl
fax: + 31 30 2204614