EGU General Assembly 2020
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Climate monitoring products for Europe based on Surface in-situ Observations

Else van den Besselaar1, Gerard van der Schrier1, Ole Einar Tveito2, Francesco Isotta3, Phil Jones4, Barbara Chimani5, Monika Lakatos6, Peter Bissolli7, and Petr Stepanek8
Else van den Besselaar et al.
  • 1Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), De Bilt, Netherlands (
  • 2Meteorological Service of Norway (MET Norway), Norway
  • 3Eidgenössisches Departement des Innern (MeteoSwiss), Switzerland
  • 4University of East Anglia, Climatic Research Unit, United Kingdom
  • 5Austrian weather and geophysics service (ZAMG), Switserland
  • 6Hungarian Meteorological Service (OMSZ), Hungary
  • 7Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), Germany
  • 8Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (GCRI), Czech Republic

This C3S service provides various observational surface in-situ datasets for Europe. Its core builds on the European Climate Assessment and Dataset (ECA&D) and the gridded E-OBS daily datasets for Europe. The pan-European E-OBS datasets for temperature, precipitation and sea level pressure are now available as ensemble datasets. Additional gridded datasets for other Essential Climate Variables are developed, like global radiation, wind speed and relative humidity. Next to the pan-European datasets, regional datasets for the Nordic, Alpine and Carphatian regions are available.

Climate monitoring products such as the indices defined by the Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI) are
available. Within this service, uncertainty estimates are provided as well for the pan-European datasets and indices.

All the information from these datasets and indices will flow into monthly State of the Climate reports which are available around the
25th of the next month from the dedicated portal for this service. The annual State of the Climate reports are created more centrally within
C3S and this service provides input for that report as well.


How to cite: van den Besselaar, E., van der Schrier, G., Tveito, O. E., Isotta, F., Jones, P., Chimani, B., Lakatos, M., Bissolli, P., and Stepanek, P.: Climate monitoring products for Europe based on Surface in-situ Observations, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-21808,, 2020

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