DATASET

EDO Maximum Daily Temperature (version 1.0.0)

Collection: DROUGHT : Drought Observatories datasets 

Description

Daily interpolated maximum temperature using around 4000 weather stations across Europe and its surrounding areas. The data are interpolated using an inverse distance algorithm searching stations within 200 km distance. Up to a maximum of 20 stations are considered. A correction for elevation takes place using a factor of 0.65 degrees Celsius per 100 meter. The interpolation is done on a 0.25 decimal degree grid. The temperature results are being used to compute heat- and cold waves and moments of potentially dangerous temperatures for human beings.

Contact

Email
alfred.de-jager (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

  • JRC Monitoring Agricultural Resources (MARS) Unit
  • EDO European and Global Drought Observatories

How to cite

(MARS) Unit, JRC Monitoring Agricultural Resources; European and Global Drought Observatories, EDO (2021): EDO Maximum Daily Temperature (version 1.0.0). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/092617de-bce2-43eb-bb88-f4842c696789

Keywords

Copernicus CEMS Droughts Heat and Cold waves European Drought Observatory (EDO) Temperature

Data access

Data Download Service (GeoTIFF)
URL 
Data Download Service (NetCDF)
URL 
Heat and Cold Wave Index (HCWI)
Download 
  • This Factsheet provides a detailed technical description of the indicator Heat and Cold Wave Index (HCWI), which is implemented in the Copernicus European Drought Observatory (EDO), and which is used for detecting and characterizing periods of extreme-temperature anomalies (i.e. heat and coldwaves).

    The meteorological variables upon which the HCWI indicator produced by EDO is based, Maximum/ Minimum Daily Temperature are also described in this document.

Publications

Publication
Towards a monitoring system of temperature extremes in Europe
Lavaysse, C., C. Cammalleri, A. Dosio, G. van der Schrier, A. Toreti, and J. Vogt. 2018. Towards a monitoring system of temperature extremes in Europe. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 18, 91-104. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-91-2018

Geographic areas

Europe

Spatial coverage

Type Value
WKT
POLYGON((50.75 71.5,-27.75 71.5,-27.75 27.25,50.75 27.25,50.75 71.5))

Temporal coverage

From date To date
1980-01-01 N/A

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2021-05-04
Modified date
2021-08-26
Issued date
2021-03-30
Landing page
https://edo.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Environment
Update frequency
daily
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/092617de-bce2-43eb-bb88-f4842c696789
Popularity
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