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A Climate Service for Ecologists: Sharing Pre-processed EURO-CORDEX Regional Climate Scenario Data Using the eLTER Information System

23 April 2021

A data paper has been published in Earth System Science Data journal describing how the eLTER Information System infrastructure has been expanded by a climate service data product, providing open access to pre-processed regional climate change scenario data from a state-of-the-art regional climate model ensemble of EURO-CORDEX.

The paper demonstrates a number of the strengths of eLTER including its extensive site network, Information System and ability to publish European-scale data products.

The data covers time spans from 1950 to 2100 at the site level for 702 DEIMS-registered ecological research sites located throughout Europe – including all the eLTER sites. This allows researchers to describe the climate at these sites, explore future projections for different climate change scenarios and make regional climate change assessments and impact studies.

Such access through the eLTER Information System will save researchers time and for some it will provide access to previously unavailable data. Visualisations are available through DEIMS-SDR and the data can be freely downloaded from B2SHARE.

Further information:

Rennie, S., Goergen, K., Wohner, C., Apweiler, S., Peterseil, J., and Watkins, J.: A climate service for ecologists: sharing pre-processed EURO-CORDEX regional climate scenario data using the eLTER Information System, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 631–644, 2021.

Susannah C. Rennie (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Lancaster, Great Britain)

EURO-CORDEX Regional Climate Scenario Data