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  1. ECA European Climate Assessment Copenhagen, 22 November 2001 Janet Wijngaard KNMI, the Netherlands

  2. European Climate Assessment Analyse extremes in temperature and precipitation in Europe for the 20th century

  3. 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

  4. www.knmi.nl/samenw/eca

  5. Temperature extremes

  6. Warm spells winter 1976-99

  7. Cold spells winter 1976-99

  8. Precipitation extremes

  9. Data quality • Quality control • Homogeneity analysis • metadata

  10. 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 ?