See also: ICA&D KNMI Climate Explorer
 
 

Project info

 
 

Project info

Full project documentation as well as papers in peer reviewed journals and other publications are presented below. In each document, one or more staff members of the LACA&D project team is involved. Together, these documents provide an overview of the project history, the present status and our future plans. Furthermore, links to related activities and organizations and links to additional sources of daily data and analysis tools are presented below.

LACA&D documents
Journal papers
Other publications
Tools
Indices

 

 

LACA&D documents

Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD)

Document describing the methods used for producing blended series and indices, and showing the quality control and homogeneity checks.
ATBD

 

Appendix to ATBD for LACA&D

Additions and changes for LACA&D w.r.t. the ECA&D Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD)
Appendix

 

LACA&D Data policy document

Document with the LACA&D data policy.
Data policy

 

Journal papers

16 March 2006 - Journal paper on worldwide trends in indices of extremes

Alexander, L.V., X. Zhang, T.C. Peterson, J. Caesar, B. Gleason, A.M.G. Klein Tank, M. Haylock, D. Collins, B. Trewin, F. Rahimzadeh, A. Tagipour, P. Ambenje, K. Rupa Kumar, J. Revadekar and G. Griffiths, 2006. Global observed changes in daily climate extremes of temperature and precipitation. J. Geophys. Res., 111 (D05109), doi:10.1029/2005JD006290.
Paper

 

Other publications

1 July 2009 - WMO guide on extremes

Klein Tank, A.M.G., F.W. Zwiers and X. Zhang, 2009. Guidelines on Analysis of extremes in a changing climate in support of informed decisions for adaptation. WMO-TD No. 1500, 56 pp.
Report

 

Tools

RClimdex by the Meteorological Service of Canada.

The RClimDex software package provides a friendly graphical user interface to compute all 27 core indices defined by the CCL/CLIVAR/JCOMM expert team on Climate Change Detection and Indices (see below).

 

KNMI Climate Explorer by Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, the Netherlands

The KNMI Climate Explorer presents the possibility to correlate downloadable daily ECA data and extremes indices with a variety of other climate data, like NAO and NINO3 indices, global temperature data, RivDis river runoff data, Hulme/Jones monthly gridded data and selected NCEP/NCAR and ERA reanalysis fields.

 

Indices

CCl/CLIVAR/JCOMM Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI)

The Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI) is a joint expert team of the WMO Commission for Climatology (CCL), the Research Programme on Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) and the Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM). The team is putting particular emphasis on indices derived from daily data for the analysis of climate extremes.