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Uncertainties in Ensembles of Regional Reanalyses

Objective

An ensemble system of regional reanalyses will be developed and run for the climatological time scale. The
information content of the datasets and their uncertainties will be assessed in several ways and statistics
analysed.

The project will provide long-term datasets of Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) on the European regional
scale in order to support adaptation action and policy development. The datasets will contribute to Climate
services for Copernicus, climate monitoring and research.
Regional reanalyses will be made in Ensemble mode and there will also be individual reanalyses with different
models and methods. Observational data rescue (digitizing data in archives not currently available for use) will
continue from EURO4M and enhanced gridded datasets will be developed and used for validation. The
ensembles together with gridded datasets will form the basis for estimation of uncertainties of the constituent
members. Large datasets will be built up and open and user-friendly access methods will be established together
with the work in other topics of the SPACE call.

This project builds on the experiences and developments in EURO4M but now the reanalyses will cover
climate analysis time scales (30 to 50 years) and pioneer ensemble techniques for regional scale and highresolution
reanalysis. It will build on and extend the global reanalyses (topic -01 ERA-20C, ERA-CLIM2 and ERA-Interim).

Further downscaled high-resolution reanalyses will also be performed where more near surface ECV
observations can be utilized. Indicator information (including uncertainties) will be applied to the reanalyses and
there will be extensive validation against remote sensing and hydrological data. They will add to the validation
effort, respond to user requirements, and demonstrate how the reanalysis information is best utilized for
understanding past climates and climate change.

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2013-1
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Coordinator

SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Address
Folkborgsvagen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Sweden

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Madeleine Benderyd (Ms)
EU contribution
€ 1 323 000

Participants (11)

METEO-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 452 520
Address
Avenue De Paris 73
94165 Saint Mande Cedex

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sébastien Rolland (Mr)
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 783 950
Address
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Milene Kempenaars (Mrs)
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 614 417
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paula Newton (Ms)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 244 800
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fiona Meardon (Ms)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT DES INNERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 107 280
Address
Inselgasse 1
3003 Bern

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Agnes Richard (Dr)
UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
EU contribution
€ 273 600
Address
Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joaquim Solana (Mr)
ADMINISTRATIA NATIONALA DE METEOROLOGIE R.A.
Romania
EU contribution
€ 20 250
Address
Sos. Bucuresti-ploiesti 97
013686 Bucuresti Sectorul 1

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Margareta Mateescu (Mrs)
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 246 948
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Adam Zonic (Mr)
DEUTSCHER WETTERDIENST
Germany
EU contribution
€ 487 622
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 135
63067 Offenbach Am Main

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Riss Nicole (Ms)
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 103 820
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Per Helmer Skaali (Mr)
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 341 520
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Hasenpusch (Ms)