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
Objective mapping of Argo data in the Weddell Gyre: a gridded dataset of upper ocean water properties
Summary: We present spatially gridded, time composite mapped data of temperature and salinity of the upper 2000m of the Weddell Gyre, through the objective mapping of Argo float data. This was realized on fixed pressure surfaces ranging from 50 to 2000dbar. Pressure, temperature and salinity are also available at the level of the sub-surface temperature maximum, which represents the core of Warm Deep Water; the primary heat source of the Weddell Gyre. A detailed description of the methods is provided.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 509-566, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-509-2015, 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
IPY 2007–2008 data legacy – a long story cut short
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 447-460, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-447-2015, 2015
Vertical distribution of chlorophyll a concentration and phytoplankton community composition from in situ fluorescence profiles: a first database for the global ocean
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 365-399, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-365-2015, 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