The WFDEI Meteorological Forcing Data

| DOI: 10.5065/486N-8109

The WFDEI meteorological forcing data set has been generated using the same methodology as the widely used WATCH Forcing Data (WFD) by making use of the ERA-Interim reanalysis data. The ERA-Interim reanalysis data have led to improvements in precipitation and wind speed data while the changes in the aerosol corrections have improved the downward shortwave fluxes. The WFDEI will allow more detailed comparisons of hydrological and Earth System model outputs with relevant satellite products than using the WFD.

Temporal Range:
1979-01-01 00:00 +0000 to 2016-12-31 22:30 +0000 (Entire dataset) Period details by dataset product
Air Temperature Humidity Precipitation Rate Solar Radiation
Surface Pressure Surface Winds
Vertical Levels:
See the detailed metadata for level information.
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Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, Met Office, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom
Total Volume:
808.16 GB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
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