ECMWF ISLSCP-II near-surface dataset from ERA-40.

TitleECMWF ISLSCP-II near-surface dataset from ERA-40.
Publication TypeReport
Date Published10/2003
Series/CollectionERA-40 Project Report Series
Document Number8
AuthorsBetts, A, Beljaars, A
Event Series/CollectionERA Report
Place of publicationShinfield 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.

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