Martinez-de la Torre, A.; Blyth, E.M.; Robinson, E.L.

Water, carbon and energy fluxes simulation for Great Britain using the JULES Land Surface Model and the Climate Hydrology and Ecology research Support System meteorology dataset (1961-2015) [CHESS-land]

The dataset contains daily and monthly surface water, energy and carbon fluxes, and state variables for Great Britain over the period between 1961 and 2015. The data was obtained from a 55 years simulation with the JULES Land Surface Model, at 1 km spatial resolution and driven by the meteorological dataset CHESS-met v1.2 (Robinson et al., 2017; https://doi.org/10.5285/b745e7b1-626c-4ccc-ac27-56582e77b900). The data comes in both monthly (all variables) and daily (only variables with no z dimension) averages. The variables are: total evapotranspiration and components (kg m-2 s-1), runoff (kg m-2 s-1), surface temperature (K), soil moisture (kg m-2), soil temperature (K), snow mass (kg m-2). latent and sensible heat (W m-2), net and gross primary productivities (kg C m-2 s-1), plant respiration (kg C m-2 s-1). The z dimension may refer, if present, to tile (surface type), pft (plant functional type) or soil (soil layer).
This simulation forms the basis for new research paper by Blyth et al (2017, under review).

Publication date: 2018-01-26

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Format of the dataset : NetCDF

This dataset is made available under the terms of the CEH Noncomercial Licence

You must cite: Martinez-de la Torre, A.; Blyth, E.M.; Robinson, E.L. (2018). Water, carbon and energy fluxes simulation for Great Britain using the JULES Land Surface Model and the Climate Hydrology and Ecology research Support System meteorology dataset (1961-2015) [CHESS-land]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/c76096d6-45d4-4a69-a310-4c67f8dcf096

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1961-01-01    to    2015-12-31

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

The CHESS Explorer application provides the ability for users to preview the CHESS-met data used to drive CHESS-land, visualise maps of the different meteorological variables, and understand how they vary across the country and through time. Notice that this application displays data up to 2012 for now.

Provenance & quality

This data has been produced using the JULES land surface model (model version: vn4.5; branch r3488_albmar_spdm), at 1 km spatial resolution over Great Britain and driven by the CHESS-met v1.2 (Robinson et al., 2017; https://doi.org/10.5285/b745e7b1-626c-4ccc-ac27-56582e77b900). The simulation covers a total of 55 years (1961-2015). The model configuration (parameters and rest of input data) can be accessible through the MetOffice JULES repository (https://code.metoffice.gov.uk/trac/jules), on the Rose suite u-au394.

Correspondence/contact details

Alberto Martinez de la Torre
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Martinez-de la Torre, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Blyth, E.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Robinson, E.L.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Raster
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
WGS 84

Tags

Topic categories
Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere , Inland Waters
INSPIRE Theme
Hydrography
Keywords
carbon fluxes,  evapotranspiration,  evapotranspiration components,  Great Britain,  Hydrology,  runoff,  sensible and latent fluxes,  soil moisture