A historical surface climate dataset from station observations in Mediterranean North Africa and Middle East areas

Brunet, Manola, Gilabert, Alba and Jones, Philip (2014) A historical surface climate dataset from station observations in Mediterranean North Africa and Middle East areas. Geoscience Data Journal, 1 (2). pp. 121-128. ISSN 2049-6060

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Abstract

Historical climatic data from station observations taken in North African and Middle East Mediterranean countries since the second half of the 19th century have been digitized and quality-controlled in the framework of the EU-funded European Reanalysis and Observations for Monitoring (EURO4M) project. Daily maximum and minimum temperatures and precipitation totals, along with sub-daily data for surface air pressure have been recovered by using historical data sources involving book/logbook collections archived in national and international data centres. The new dataset produced comprises climatic time series for 79 stations that have operated in southern and eastern Mediterranean countries. While the developed time series have data gaps, every effort has been made to infill these gaps, to improve assessments of the long-term changes in climate variability in the region.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors. Geoscience Data Journal published by Royal Meteorological Society and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Uncontrolled Keywords: historical climate observations,data rescue,mediterranean,north africa,middle east
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2014 13:50
Last Modified: 25 May 2020 23:54
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/49689
DOI: 10.1002/gdj3.12

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