Dataset
Gridded estimates of daily and monthly areal rainfall for the United Kingdom (1890-2012) [CEH-GEAR]

Tanguy, M.; Dixon, H.; Prosdocimi, I.; Morris, D. G.; Keller, V. D. J. (2014)
https://doi.org/10.5285/5dc179dc-f692-49ba-9326-a6893a503f6e

1 km gridded estimates of daily and monthly rainfall for Great-Britain and Northern Ireland (together with approximately 3000 km2 of catchment in the Republic of Ireland) from 1890 to 2012. The rainfall estimates are derived from the Met Office national database of observed precipitation. To derive the estimates, monthly and daily (when complete month available) precipitation totals from the UK rain gauge network are used. The natural neighbour interpolation methodology, including a normalisation step based on average annual rainfall, was used to generate the daily and monthly estimates. The estimated rainfall on a given day refers to the rainfall amount precipitated in 24 hours between 9am on that day until 9am on the following day. The CEH-GEAR dataset has been developed according to the guidance provided in BS 7843-4:2012.

Publication date: 2014-05-01

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Format of the dataset: netCDF

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You must cite: Tanguy, M.; Dixon, H.; Prosdocimi, I.; Morris, D. G.; Keller, V. D. J. (2014). Gridded estimates of daily and monthly areal rainfall for the United Kingdom (1890-2012) [CEH-GEAR]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/5dc179dc-f692-49ba-9326-a6893a503f6e

 

This data has been superseded. If you require access to this version, please email eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Users should be aware that the quality of the rainfall data will decrease when the minimum distance (i.e. distance to the closest gauge) increases. The value of the minimum distance is provided alongside rainfall values within the dataset. For values of minimum distance greater than 100 km, rainfall values are not derived.

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1890-01-01    to    2012-12-31

Supplemental information

https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2015-520
Robinson, E. L., Blyth, E. M., Clark, D. B., Finch, J., and Rudd, A. C.: Trends in atmospheric evaporative demand in Great Britain using high-resolution meteorological data, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1189-1224
(https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2015-520)

Quality

Lineage
The rainfall estimates are derived from the Met Office national database of observed precipitations. To derive the monthly estimates, monthly and daily (when complete month availabe) precipitation totals from the UK raingauge network are used. An additional quality control step (data already quality controlled by the Met Office) was introduced to check events greater than the 200 year return period. The natural neighbour interpolation methodology, including a normalisation step based on average annual rainfall (SAAR61-90), was used to generate the daily and monthly rainfall grids. The daily grids are adjusted so that the monthly totals calculated from those are in agreement with the monthly grids. As an indicator of the quality of the estimates, the dataset also contains for each grid generated a grid containing the distance to the closest raingauge used to interpolate the grid point. A grid containing the number of missing estimates for each year is also provided. The CEH-GEAR dataset has been developed according to the guidance provided in BS 7843-4:2012.

Authors

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Point Of Contact
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
Originator
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Custodian
Publisher
Distributor

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Raster
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

OSNI 1952 / Irish National Grid

Keywords

Topic categories
Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere
CEH Topic
Water Resources
Climate and climate change
Rees section
INSPIRE Theme
Meteorological geographical features
Place keywords
Great Britain
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
Temporal keywords
Daily
monthly

Dataset identifiers

CEH:EIDC:#1397228981910
https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/5dc179dc-f692-49ba-9326-a6893a503f6e
doi:10.5285/5dc179dc-f692-49ba-9326-a6893a503f6e

Metadata

Record identifier
5dc179dc-f692-49ba-9326-a6893a503f6e
Record created by
Record last updated
2017-11-14T15:18:39
Metadata standard
INSPIRE Implementing Rules for Metadata version 1.2