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Country meta data

  ICELAND


Availability of station meta data

Out of 10 stations,

- all stations have coordinates

- all stations have elevation

- 5 stations have a description of land use

- 5 stations have a specified soil type

- 5 stations have a surface cover description

- 3 stations have additional remarks

- no station has a picture of the measurement location

Available series

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

Participants who provided data for this country

Name

Affiliation

City, country

# Series

Toranna Palsdottir

Icelandic Meteorological Office

Reykjavik, Iceland

69 %

EMULATE project

Climatic Research Unit

Norwich, United kingdom

14 %

GHCND

National Climatic Data Center

Asheville, United states

8 %

GSN network

World Meteorological Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

8 %

Record highs and lows

Lowest minimum temperature

9 Mar 1969

   AKUREYRI

-23.0

°C

Highest minimum temperature

26 Jul 2017

   AKUREYRI

19.1

°C

Lowest maximum temperature

9 Mar 1969

   AKUREYRI

-17.8

°C

Highest maximum temperature

23 Jun 1974

   AKUREYRI

29.4

°C

Highest precipitation amount

3 Oct 1983

   Dalatangi

200.0

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

2 / 5

2 / 2

1901-1950

3 / 5

2 / 2

1901-2016

3 / 5

2 / 2

1951-1978

4 / 6

7 / 8

6 / 6

5 / 9

2 / 6

4 / 8

1 / 1

1951-2016

3 / 6

8 / 8

6 / 6

4 / 9

2 / 5

2 / 8

1 / 1

1979-2016

3 / 6

7 / 7

6 / 6

5 / 9

2 / 5

3 / 8

1 / 1

Extreme events affecting ICELAND

- Heat wave in Central and Western Europe, Summer 2003

- Mild winter of 2007

- Cold in Central and Western Europe, Winter 2009

- Cold in Europe, Winter 2010

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