Background information on E-OBS version 3.0

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The underlying station series for E-OBS are the blended series from ECA&D. These series consist of validated participant series extended with data from the GTS network. For some stations the observation is registered on the morning of today, while the largest part of the actual observing period was yesterday. In the previous versions of E-OBS the full blended series were shifted back for several stations.

In version 3.0 we have treated the participant part and the GTS part of series separate. All GTS series are treated in the same way. The participant data is only shifted when the measuring period indicate that this is needed. Then these shifted series were combined in the blending process and used in the gridding.