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European Gridded Seasonal Precipitation Reconstructions
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_2007-054

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Abstract: We present seasonal precipitation reconstructions for European land
areas (30W to 40 E/30-71N; given on a 0.5 x 0.5 resolved grid)
covering the period 1500-1900 together with gridded reanalysis from
1901 to 2000 (Mitchell and Jones 2005). Principal component regression
techniques were applied to develop this dataset. A large variety of
long instrumental precipitation series, ... View entire text
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Caption:  Scaled anomaly composites of winter (DJF) precipitation.
Description:  Scaled anomaly composites of winter (DJF) precipitation, from:

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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 70.75   S: 30.25   E: 39.75   W: -29.75

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Pauling, A., J. Luterbacher, C. Casty, and H. Wanner
Dataset Title: European Gridded Seasonal Precipitation Reconstructions
Dataset Release Date: June 2007
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 2007-054
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1500-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
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Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.5 degree
Longitude Resolution: 0.5 degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 50 km - < 100 km or approximately .5 degree - < 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: Seasonal
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Use Constraints FUNDING SOURCES: This work is part of the EU-project SOAP
(simulations, observations and palaeoclimate,
data: climate variability over the last 500 years),
the Swiss part being funded by the Staatssekretariat fur Bildung
und Forschung (SBF) under contract 01.0560. Publication of this work
was also supported by the Marchese Francesco Medici del Vascello foundation.
Jurg Luterbacher is supported by the Swiss National Science foundation
through its National Center of Competence in Research in Climate
program, project PALVAREX. Carlo Casty is funded by the
European Commission under the Fifth Framework Programme
Contract Nr. EVR1-2002-000413, project PACLIVA.
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Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution Media: ftp
Distribution Format: text, zipped
Fees: none
Contact Address:
Institute of Geography
University of Bern
Hallerstrasse 12
City: Bern
Postal Code: CH-3012
Country: Switzerland
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Pauling, A., J. Luterbacher, C. Casty, and H. Wanner. 2006. Five hundred years of gridded high-resolution precipitation reconstructions over Europe and the connection to large-scale circulation. Climate Dynamics, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 387-405, March 2006.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-07-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-06-05