Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
16 Aug 2011
 | 16 Aug 2011

A data portal for regional climatic trend analysis in a Peruvian High Andes region

M. Schwarb, D. Acuña, Th. Konzelmann, M. Rohrer, N. Salzmann, B. Serpa Lopez, and E. Silvestre

Abstract. In the frame of a Swiss-Peruvian climate change adaptation initiative (PACC), operational and historical data series of more than 100 stations of the Peruvian Meteorological and Hydrological Service (SENAMHI) are now accessible in a dedicated data portal. The data portal allows for example the comparison of data series or the interpolation of spatial fields as well as download of data in various data formats. It is thus a valuable tool supporting the process of data homogenisation and generation of a regional baseline climatology for a sound development of adequate climate change adaptation measures. The procedure to homogenize air-temperature and precipitation data series near Cusco city is outlined and followed by an exemplary trend analysis. Local air temperature trends are found to be in line with global mean trends.