Robinson, E.L.; Blyth, E.M.; Clark, D.B.; Comyn-Platt, E.; Rudd, A.C.

Climate hydrology and ecology research support system meteorology dataset for Great Britain (1961-2017) [CHESS-met]

Gridded daily meteorological variables over Great Britain for the years 1961-2017 at 1 km resolution. This dataset contains time series of daily mean values of air temperature (K), specific humidity (kg kg-1), wind speed (m s-1), downward longwave radiation (W m-2), downward shortwave radiation (W m-2), precipitation (kg m-2 s-2) and air pressure (Pa), plus daily temperature range (K). These are the variables required to run the JULES land surface model with daily disaggregation.

The data are provided in gridded netCDF files. There is one file for each variable for each month of the data set.

This data set supersedes the previous version as temporal coverage has been extended to include the years 2016-2017 and the netCDF metadata has been updated and improved.

Publication date: 2020-06-19

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Format of the data: NetCDF

You must cite: Robinson, E.L.; Blyth, E.M.; Clark, D.B.; Comyn-Platt, E.; Rudd, A.C. (2020). Climate hydrology and ecology research support system meteorology dataset for Great Britain (1961-2017) [CHESS-met]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/2ab15bf0-ad08-415c-ba64-831168be7293

 

The following acknowledgement and copyright notice (where applicable), shall, unless otherwise stated, be used on all copies of the Data, publications and reports, including but not limited to, use in presentations to any audience: "Climate hydrology and ecology research support system meteorology dataset for Great Britain (1961-2017) [CHESS-met] data licensed from UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. © Database Right/Copyright UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. All rights reserved. Contains material based on Met Éireann data © Met Éireann, Met Office and OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2017 and University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit © CRU"

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1961-01-01    to    2017-12-31

Provenance & quality

This data set has been generated from a number of meteorological input data sets. The precipitation data were obtained by scaling the CEH-GEAR daily rainfall estimates to the units required for JULES input. Other variables were interpolated from coarser resolution MORECS, CRU TS and WATCH forcing data variables, taking into account topographic information. A full list of input data sources and a description of the methodology are available in the supporting documentation.

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

This article cites a superseded version of this dataset.

Correspondence/contact details

Emma L Robinson
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wallingford
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Robinson, E.L.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Blyth, E.M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Clark, D.B.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rudd, A.C.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere
Keywords
air pressure,  air temperature,  CHESS-met,  Climate and climate change daily temperature range,  downward longwave radiation,  downward shortwave radiation,  Hydrology Modelling precipitation,  specific humidity,  wind speed
INSPIRE Theme
Meteorological geographical features
Spatial representation type
Raster
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
30 June 2020 08:40