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The Forbio Climate Data Set for Climate Analyses : Volume 12, Issue 1 (03/06/2015)

By Delvaux, C.

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Title: The Forbio Climate Data Set for Climate Analyses : Volume 12, Issue 1 (03/06/2015)  
Author: Delvaux, C.
Volume: Vol. 12, Issue 1
Language: English
Subject: Science, Advances, Science
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications


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Journée, M., Bertrand, C., & Delvaux, C. (2015). The Forbio Climate Data Set for Climate Analyses : Volume 12, Issue 1 (03/06/2015). Retrieved from

Description: Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium. In the framework of the interdisciplinary FORBIO Climate research project, the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium is in charge of providing high resolution gridded past climate data (i.e. temperature and precipitation). This climate data set will be linked to the measurements on seedlings, saplings and mature trees to assess the effects of climate variation on tree performance. This paper explains how the gridded daily temperature (minimum and maximum) data set was generated from a consistent station network between 1980 and 2013. After station selection, data quality control procedures were developed and applied to the station records to ensure that only valid measurements will be involved in the gridding process. Thereafter, the set of unevenly distributed validated temperature data was interpolated on a 4 km × 4 km regular grid over Belgium. The performance of different interpolation methods has been assessed. The method of kriging with external drift using correlation between temperature and altitude gave the most relevant results.

The FORBIO Climate data set for climate analyses

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