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Advances in Science and Research Contributions in Applied Meteorology and Climatology
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Volume 12, issue 1
Adv. Sci. Res., 12, 103–109, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-12-103-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Adv. Sci. Res., 12, 103–109, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-12-103-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  03 Jun 2015

03 Jun 2015

The FORBIO Climate data set for climate analyses

C. Delvaux, M. Journée, and C. Bertrand C. Delvaux et al.
  • Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

Abstract. In the framework of the interdisciplinary FORBIO Climate research project, the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium is in charge of providing high resolution gridded past climate data (i.e. temperature and precipitation). This climate data set will be linked to the measurements on seedlings, saplings and mature trees to assess the effects of climate variation on tree performance. This paper explains how the gridded daily temperature (minimum and maximum) data set was generated from a consistent station network between 1980 and 2013. After station selection, data quality control procedures were developed and applied to the station records to ensure that only valid measurements will be involved in the gridding process. Thereafter, the set of unevenly distributed validated temperature data was interpolated on a 4 km × 4 km regular grid over Belgium. The performance of different interpolation methods has been assessed. The method of kriging with external drift using correlation between temperature and altitude gave the most relevant results.

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In the framework of the interdisciplinary FORBIO Climate research project, this paper explains how the gridded daily temperature (minimum and maximum) data set was generated from a consistent station network between 1980 and 2013 in Belgium. Data quality control procedures were applied to the station records to ensure that only valid measurements will be involved in the gridding process. The performance of different interpolation methods has been assessed.
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