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.
- 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
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.
POLYGON((50.75 71.5,-27.75 71.5,-27.75 27.25,50.75 27.25,50.75 71.5))
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