Articles | Volume 15
17 Apr 2019
 | 17 Apr 2019

Towards a definitive historical high-resolution climate dataset for Ireland – promoting climate research in Ireland

Jason Flanagan, Paul Nolan, Ray McGrath, and Christopher Werner

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The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) has recently completed two Irish climate simulations for the period 1981–2016. The resultant high resolution (hourly, 1.5 and 2 km) gridded climate datasets will be of particular interest to those involved in research, industry and government. We provide a complete list of the variables archived at ICHEC and present station-based uncertainty estimates for several of the “fundamental” (e.g. precipitation) and more “exotic” (e.g. CAPE 3km) variables.