High resolution climate data for Europe

High-resolution information on climatic conditions is essential to many applications in environmental and ecological sciences. Here we present downscaled climate data for the CORDEX EUR11 domain at a high resolution of 30 arc sec. The temperature algorithm is based on statistical downscaling of atmospheric temperature lapse rates. The precipitation algorithm incorporates orographic predictors including wind fields, valley exposition, and boundary layer height. The resulting data consist of a daily temperature and precipitation timeseries.

The data is distributed under a: Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Funding Information:

This work was supported by:
  • BiodivERsA (link) (Grant/Award: 184131)

Related Datasets

Karger, Dirk N. et al. (2018), Data from: Climatologies at high resolution for the earth's land surface areas, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.kd1d4

Dirk Nikolaus Karger; Dirk Schmatz; Gabriel Dettling; Niklaus E. Zimmermann (2019). High resolution monthly precipitation and temperature timeseries for the period 2006-2100. EnviDat. doi: 10.16904/envidat.124.

Related Publications

Karger, D.N., Conrad, O., Böhner, J., Kawohl, T., Kreft, H., Soria-Auza, R.W., Zimmermann, N.E., Linder, H.P. & Kessler, M. (2017) Climatologies at high resolution for the earth’s land surface areas. Scientific Data 4, 170122. https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2017.122

Karger, D.N., Schmatz, D., Dettling, G., Zimmermann, N.E. (preprint) High resolution monthly precipitation and temperature timeseries for the period 2006-2100 preprint https://arxiv.org/abs/1912.06037


Karger, Dirk Nikolaus; Dabaghchian, Babek; Lange, Stefan; Thuiller, Wilfried; Zimmermann, Niklaus E.; Graham, Catherine H. (2020). High resolution climate data for Europe. EnviDat. doi:10.16904/envidat.150.

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DOI 10.16904/envidat.150
Publication State Published
  • Email: dirk.kargerfoo(at)wsl.ch ORCID: 0000-0001-7770-6229 Given Name: Dirk Nikolaus Family Name: Karger Affiliation: WSL DataCRediT: Collection, Validation, Curation, Software, Publication, Supervision
  • Email: babek.dabaghchianfoo(at)wsl.ch Given Name: Babek Family Name: Dabaghchian Affiliation: WSL DataCRediT: Software
  • Email: slangefoo(at)pik-potsdam.de ORCID: 0000-0003-2102-8873 Given Name: Stefan Family Name: Lange Affiliation: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
  • Email: wilfried.thuillerfoo(at)univ-grenoble-alpes.fr ORCID: 0000-0002-5388-5274 Given Name: Wilfried Family Name: Thuiller Affiliation: Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine (LECA)
  • Email: niklaus.zimmermannfoo(at)wsl.ch ORCID: 0000-0003-3099-9604 Given Name: Niklaus E. Family Name: Zimmermann Affiliation: WSL
  • Email: catherine.grahamfoo(at)wsl.ch ORCID: 0000-0001-9267-7948 Given Name: Catherine H. Family Name: Graham Affiliation: WSL
Contact Person Given Name: Dirk Nikolaus Family Name: Karger Email: dirk.kargerfoo(at)wsl.ch Affiliation: WSL ORCID: 0000-0001-7770-6229
Publication Publisher: EnviDat Year: 2020
  • Type: Created Date: 2020-05-11
Version 1.0
Type dataset
General Type Dataset
Language English
Location Switzerland
Content License Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (CC-BY-SA)    [Open Data]
Last Updated June 4, 2021, 08:15 (UTC)
Created May 11, 2020, 08:51 (UTC)