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European Re-Analysis of global CLIMate observations

Objective

ERA-CLIM will develop observational datasets suitable for global climate studies, with a focus on the past 100 years. These datasets will include atmospheric, oceanic, and terrestrial observations from a variety of sources, high-resolution global reanalysis products of the observations, and associated data quality information needed for climate applications. The project will use existing climate data records and make a substantial contribution to filling known gaps in these records. Proposed data recovery efforts will focus on upper-air observations made in the first half of the 20th century, as well as near-surface observations of wind and humidity, in all regions of the globe.

A specific goal for the project is to improve the quality and consistency of climate observations through reanalysis. Together with other in-situ and remote-sensing datasets available from existing data archives, the observations collected for ERA-CLIM will be included in a newly developed Observation Feedback Archive. Quality feedback information for this archive, including data departures and bias estimates, will be generated during several new pilot reanalyses, as well as from existing reanalysis datasets. The pilot reanalyses and the Observation Feedback Archive will be made available to users world-wide as a unique resource for climate research and observational studies of the Earth system.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Coordinator

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 996 500
Administrative Contact
Stefan Eberle (Mr.)

Participants (8)

MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 364 842
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paula Newton (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 290 700
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helmut Schaschl (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 588 085
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Brönnimann (Prof.)
ALL-RUSSIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION-WORLD DATA CENTRE
Russia
EU contribution
€ 211 500
Address
Korolev Str. 6
249035 Obninsk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexander Sterin (Dr.)
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA FP
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 210 440
Address
Campo Grande Edificio C1 Piso 3
1749 016 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Livia Moreira (Ms.)
THE EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE EXPLOITATION OF METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 390 000
Address
Eumetsat Allee 1
64295 Darmstadt
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
William Seymour (Mr.)
METEO-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 237 540
Address
Avenue De Paris 73
94165 Saint Mande Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nadine Pichard (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PACIFICO
Chile
EU contribution
€ 210 000
Address
Avenida Las Condes 11 121
755000 Santiago
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luis Winter (Prof.)