Perceived temperature in the course of climate change: an analysis of global heat index from 1979–2013
Summary: We evaluate global changes to heat index, a measure of perceived temperature. The product is daily means, minima and maxima gridded to 0.75°x0.75° for the entire globe from 1979-2013. The results show the uneven distribution in changes in heat index throughout space and time. They can serve as a basis for future studies on the evolution of heat index in climate change and its effects on human society.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 317-344, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-317-2015, 2015
The Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost Database: metadata statistics and prospective analysis on future permafrost temperature and active layer depth monitoring site distribution
Summary: The authors introduce the new database of the Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P) on permafrost temperature and active layer thickness data. They describe the operability of the Data Management System and the data quality. By applying statistics on GTN-P metadata, they analyse the spatial sample representation of permafrost monitoring sites. Comparison with environmental variables and climate projection data enable identification of potential future research locations.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 279-315, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-279-2015, 2015
Woodland survey of Great Britain 1971–2001
Summary: The Woodland Survey of Great Britain is a unique dataset, consisting of a detailed range of ecological measurements at a national scale, covering a time span of 30 years. A set of 103 woods spread across Britain were first surveyed in 1971, which were again surveyed in 2001-3. Standardised methods of describing the trees, shrubs, ground flora, soils and general habitats present were used for both sets of surveys.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 259-277, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-259-2015, 2015
CoastColour Round Robin datasets: a database to evaluate the performance of algorithms for the retrieval of water quality parameters in coastal waters
Summary: The CoastColour project Round Robin project funded by the European Space Agency was designed to set up the first database for remote sensing algorithms testing and accuracy assessment of water quality parameters retrieval in coastal waters, from satellite imagery. The database includes in situ bio-geochemical and optical measurements in various water types at 17 sites, match-up reflectance products from the MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS), and radiative transfer simulations.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 173-258, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-173-2015, 2015
The CM SAF ATOVS tropospheric water vapour and temperature data record: overview of methodology and evaluation
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 127-171, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-127-2015, 2015
Long-term geochemical and hydraulic measurements in a characteristic confined/unconfined aquifer system of the younger Pleistocene in northeast Germany
Summary: The paper presents a data base of hydrochemical and hydraulic groundwater measurements of a younger Pleistocene aquifer system in NE Germany. The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) operates seven groundwater monitoring wells in the Quillow catchment located in the Uckermark region (Federal State of Brandenburg, Germany). This data base can be used for the investigation of subsurface water geochemistry under changing hydraulic boundary conditions regarding a 14-year period.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 113-125, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-113-2015, 2015
Measurements of the stable carbon isotope composition of dissolved inorganic carbon in the Northeastern Atlantic and Nordic Seas during summer 2012
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 57-82, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-57-2015, 2015
Filling the gaps in meteorological continuous data measured at FLUXNET sites with ERA-interim reanalysis
Summary: In order to fill the gaps in the in-situ meteorological data that is acquired at FLUXNET stations, we develop a method that makes use of the reanalysis ERA-interim, which is available globally and at a high temporal resolution. Because the ERA-interim data are not measured at site level, we bias-correct them. The developed method is applied and evaluated on 153 FLUXNET stations. The final product consists of uninterrupted meteorological records that can be used for running most ecosystem models.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 23-55, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-23-2015, 2015