ECA European Climate Assessment Copenhagen, 22 November 2001 Janet Wijngaard KNMI, the Netherlands
European Climate Assessment Analyse extremes in temperature and precipitation in Europe for the 20th century
Approach: climate indicators • Short-list compiled with climate indicators for temperature and precipitation • Daily resolution improves description of (changes in) extremes • Indicators are based on fixed thresholds and percentiles thresholds to account for different climates in Europe
Data quality • Quality control • Homogeneity analysis • metadata
Remarks • Final ECA-report published spring next year • Data available (ECD) on cd-rom and web: http://www.knmi.nl/samenw/ecd • Follow-up project and data updates ?