|The BINGO project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, under the Grant Agreement number 641739.|
The climate data within the BINGO project are produced using the COSMO-CLM regional climate model (http://www.clm-community.eu/). These data come in two horizontal resolutions:
(1) continuous simulations at ~12-km (complete), and
(2) selected extreme events at 2.2-km (partially complete).
There are two sets of continuous 12-km resolution simulations:
(1) present climate simulations driven with ERA-Interim lateral boundary conditions (LBCs) over the period 1979-2015, and
(2) decadal predictions (10 realizations) driven with MPI-ESM LBCs over the period 2015-2024.
The geographical extent of the simulation domains is shown in figure 1.
The ERA-Interim-driven present climate simulations cover the EURO-CORDEX domain, shown as the blue/red shaded region. The decadal predictions are downscaled over two smaller sub-domains covering Iberia (for the Tagus and Badalona research sites) and north-western Europe (for the research sites at Wupper, Veluwe and Bergen).
The extremal episodes selected for downscaling to 2.2-km resolution are identified from the 12-km resolution experiments. The spatial extent of these simulations is roughly 440-km x 440-km, centred on each research site.
The standard BINGO variables provided through the project are summarized in table 1. The highest frequency in column 2 refers to the 12-km simulations. For the extreme events, all variables are available at hourly frequency.
|Variable Description||Highest Frequency available|
|Total cloud fraction||3-hourly|
|2-metre relative humidity||3-hourly|
|2-metre specific humidity||3-hourly|
|Sea level pressure||3-hourly|
|Surface downwelling longwave radiation||3-hourly|
|Surface downwelling shortwave radiation||3-hourly|
|10-metre wind speed||3-hourly|
|2-metre dew point temperature||3-hourly|
|10-metre eastward wind component||3-hourly|
|10-metre northward wind component||3-hourly|
Table 1. Variables available in BINGO. Additional variables may be providable on request.
All data are provided to project partners via the DECO (Data Extraction and COnversion) plugin, as part of the Freie Universitaet Berlin's (FUB) FreVa system.
The DECO plugin is a tool generated by the FUB which processes the regional climate model output into a bespoke format based on the individual requirements of the hydrological modellers at each research site, including the option of bias correcting the climate data.
The DECO plugin, and how to use it, has been extensively documented by the FUB.
Project members can register for the FreVa system, and hence the DECO plugin, here.
Chapter 2 of the DECO documentation provides a detailed/technical discussion of the climate simulations and the data produced, in particular some important points that all users should be aware of before using the data. A brief description of the COSMO-CLM model can also be found here.
Chapter 3 of the DECO documentation provides a detailed/technical discussion of the bias correction that can be applied to the data.
Chapter 4 of the DECO documentation provides information on using the DECO plugin.
Henning's EGU2016 poster is available here.
Another DECO poster is available here.
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