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dc.contributor.authorWerner, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorNolan, Paul
dc.contributor.authorNaughton, Owen
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-13T09:12:03Z
dc.date.available2020-02-13T09:12:03Z
dc.date.issued2019-01
dc.identifier.citationChristopher Werner, Paul Nolan, Owen Naughton, 'High-resolution Gridded Datasets of Hydro-climate Indices for Ireland', [report], Environmental Protection Agency, 2019-01, EPA Research Report, 267, 2019
dc.identifier.isbn9781840958102
dc.descriptionThis report describes the application of numerical weather prediction (NWP) simulations to develop high-quality, long-term, gridded climate datasets of hydro-climate variables for Ireland, covering the period 1981–2016. One approach to generating the requisite gridded datasets is through the use of NWP downscaled simulations. NWP models use mathematical models of the atmosphere to forecast weather based on current weather conditions. NWPs can also be used to “reanalyse” historical weather conditions, whereby past weather observations such as satellite, surface and upper-air conditions are used as model inputs. This report describes the application of downscaled NWP models to produce gridded climate datasets of key hydro-climate variables for Ireland. In this research the performances of three NWP models (COSMO-CLM, WRF and MÉRA) are compared and analysed to assess their ability to accurately represent hydro-climate variables, focusing on reference evapotranspiration (ET0) as calculated using the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Penman–Monteith equation. All datasets are available for download through the ICHEC ERDDAP server, which can be found at https://erddap.ichec.ie/erddap/files/ EPA_Hydroclimate.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEnvironmental Protection Agencyen
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectHydro-climate indicesen
dc.subjectDatasetsen
dc.subjectCOSMO-CLMen
dc.subjectWRFen
dc.subjectMÉRAen
dc.subjectNumerical weather predictionen
dc.subjectNWP modelsen
dc.subjectEvapotranspirationen
dc.subjectHARMONIE modelen
dc.subjectALADIN-HIRLAMen
dc.titleHigh-resolution Gridded Datasets of Hydro-climate Indices for Irelanden
dc.typereporten
dc.type.supercollectionedepositireland
dc.contributor.corporatenameIrish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)en
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeological Survey of Irelanden
dc.contributor.corporatenameIreland. Environmental Protection Agencyen
dc.publisher.placeirelanden
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.relation.ispartofseriesdate2019en
dc.relation.ispartofseriestitleEPA Research Reporten
dc.relation.ispartofseriesvolume267en
dc.rights.holderEnvironmental Protection Agencyen
dc.relation.relatedtoEPA Research Programme 2014–2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/91512


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