See also: KNMI Climate Explorer ICA&D UERRA project
 
 

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Old version of E-OBS gridded dataset

This is the E-OBS gridded dataset version 14.0. This is an old version of E-OBS. We strongly encourage to use the newest version of E-OBS.

 

E-OBS datafiles

The datafiles contain gridded data for 5 elements (daily mean temperature TG, daily minimum temperature TN, daily maximum temperature TX, daily precipitation sum RR and daily averaged sea level pressure PP). They cover the area: 25N-75N x 40W-75E. The data files are in compressed NetCDF format and range in size from 70Mb - 1.1Gb. There are 4 different versions: 2 grid resolutions x 2 grid flavours. Data is made available on a 0.25 and 0.5 degree regular lat-lon grid, as well as on a 0.22 and 0.44 degree rotated pole grid, with the north pole at 39.25N, 162W. The regular grid is the same as the monthly CRU data grids available from the Climatic Research Unit. The rotated grid is the same as used in many ENSEMBLES Regional Climate Models. Besides 'best estimate' values, separate files are provided containing daily standard errors and elevation. See Haylock et al. (2008) for further details.

 

Version 14.0

Best estimate

Daily standard error

Elevation

0.25 deg. regular grid

TG TN TX RR PP

TG TN TX RR PP

all elements

0.50 deg. regular grid

TG TN TX RR PP

TG TN TX RR PP

all elements

0.22 deg. rotated grid

TG TN TX RR PP

TG TN TX RR PP

all elements

0.44 deg. rotated grid

TG TN TX RR PP

TG TN TX RR PP

all elements

 

Access to underlying station dataset

Klok and Klein Tank (2008; see publications) describe the ECA&D station dataset that has been used for the gridding. A list of station series used for this version of E-OBS is provided for TG, TN, TX, RR, PP.