In situ measurement of the biogeochemical properties of Southern Ocean mesoscale eddies in the Southwest Indian Ocean, April 2014
Summary: A "young" warm-core eddy, and further south an "older" warm-core eddy were surveyed in the Southern Ocean, to study differences in their heat, salt and nutrient characteristics. Results show that warm eddies that migrate from the polar front further south into the Southern Ocean, loose heat but gain dissolved silicate, that fuels primary productivity and higher levels of chlorophyll-a. This demonstrates important heat and nutrient exchange processes associated with eddy transport in the ocean.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 809-825, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-809-2015, 2015
The SPARC Data Initiative: comparisons of CFC-11, CFC-12, HF and SF6 climatologies from international satellite limb sounders
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 759-808, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-759-2015, 2015
A database of multi-year (2004–2010) quality-assured surface solar hourly irradiation measurements for the Egyptian territory
Summary: A database of global and diffuse components of the surface solar hourly irradiation measured from 2004 to 2010 at eight Egyptian meteorological stations is presented. At 3 sites, the direct component is also available. In addition, a series of meteorological variables is provided at the same hourly resolution. The measurements and quality checks applied to the data are detailed. Finally, from 13500 to 29000 measurements of global and diffuse hourly irradiation are available at each site.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 737-758, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-737-2015, 2015
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