The GRENE-TEA Model Intercomparison Project (GTMIP) stage 1 forcing dataset
Summary: This paper describes the construction of a forcing dataset for Land Surface Models (LSMs) with eight meteorological variables for the 35-year period from 1979 to 2013. The dataset is intended for use in a model intercomparison (MIP) study, called GTMIP. In order to prepare a set of site-fitted forcing data for LSMs with realistic yet continuous entries, four observational sites were selected to construct a blended dataset using both global reanalysis and observational data.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 703-736, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-703-2015, 2015
High-resolution daily gridded datasets of air temperature and wind speed for Europe
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 649-702, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-649-2015, 2015
Gridded global surface ozone metrics for atmospheric chemistry model evaluation
Summary: We have brought together all publicly available surface ozone observations from online databases from 1971-2015, with 2200 sites representing regional background conditions appropriate for the evaluation of chemical transport and chemistry-climate models for projects such as the Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative. Gridded datasets of ozone metrics (mean, percentiles, MDA8, SOMO35, etc.) are available from the British Atmospheric Data Centre.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 603-647, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-603-2015, 2015
CO2-flux measurements above the Baltic Sea at two heights: flux gradients in the surface layer
Summary: The paper presents long-term measurements of turbulent fluxes at the research platform FINO2 above the Baltic Sea. The platform was equipped at two heights (7 and 14m) for the observation of wind, temperature, humidity and CO2 over a time period of 1.5 years. The paper shows the measured quantities as well as the turbulent fluxes, latent and sensible heat, momentum and CO2 flux. We found differences of the CO2 fluxes between 7 and 14m, in contrast to the constant flux layer approach.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 587-601, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-587-2015, 2015
Multiyear high-frequency physical and environmental observations at the Guadiana Estuary
Summary: This contribution presents flagged (valid/non-valid) data from a current-meter and a multi-parametric probe operating between 2008 and 2014 at the lower Guadiana Estuary. To support data analysis, we also provide freshwater discharge into the estuary for the monitoring period. The dataset is publicly available at PANGAEA in tab-delimitated format (http://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.845750).
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 567-586, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-567-2015, 2015
A harmonised dataset of greenhouse gas emissions inventories from cities under the EU Covenant of Mayors initiative
Summary: The Covenant of Mayors initiative, currently counting 6185 local authorities, representing almost 32% of the population of the European Union, is now gathering the largest collection of local inventories built on a common methodology, on final energy consumption and associated greenhouse gases emissions. The paper presents a sample of 919 inventories, checked for scientific robustness and consistency with implied emissions factors, enriched with the mitigation actions of the local action plans.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 461-507, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-461-2015, 2015