|Title||ECMWF ISLSCP-II near-surface dataset from ERA-40.|
|Series/Collection||ERA-40 Project Report Series|
|Authors||Betts, A, Beljaars, A|
|Event Series/Collection||ERA Report|
|Place of publication||Shinfield Park, Reading|
This report summarizes the ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts) near-surface data set for the second International Land-Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP-II), which has been extracted for the years 1986-95 from the ECMWF 40-year' re-analysis (ERA-40, 1958-2002; Simmons and Gibson, 2000), which was extended to span 45 years: Sept. 1957- August, 2002. The components of the dataset are described, and some comparisons with other ISLSCP datasets are shown.