Climatologies at high resolution for the earth’s land surface areas

High-resolution information on climatic conditions is essential to many applications in environmental and ecological sciences. Here we present the CHELSA (Climatologies at high resolution for the earth’s land surface areas) data of downscaled temperature and precipitation to a high resolution of 30 arc sec. The temperature algorithm is based on statistical downscaling of atmospheric temperatures. The precipitation algorithm incorporates orographic predictors including wind fields, valley exposition, and boundary layer height, with a subsequent bias correction.  

CHELSA data published in EnviDat includes the deprecated version 1.2 (originally published under 10.5061/dryad.kd1d4). Please use the current 2.1 version.

Paper Citation:

Karger DN. et al. Climatologies at high resolution for the earth’s land surface areas, Scientific Data, 4, 170122 (2017) doi: 10.1038/sdata.2017.122.

Funding Information:

This work was supported by:
  • WSL (link) (Grant/Award: ClimEx)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (link) (Grant/Award: 20BD21_193907)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (link) (Grant/Award: 20BD21_184131)

Related Datasets

  • Karger, Dirk Nikolaus; Nobis, Michael P.; Normand, Signe; Graham, Catherine H.; Zimmermann, Niklaus E. (2020). CHELSA-TraCE21k: Downscaled transient temperature and precipitation data since the last glacial maximum. EnviDat. doi:10.16904/envidat.211.
  • Karger, Dirk Nikolaus; Zimmermann, Niklaus E. (2018). CHELSAcruts - High resolution temperature and precipitation timeseries for the 20th century and beyond. EnviDat. doi:10.16904/envidat.159.
  • Karger, Dirk Nikolaus; Nobis, Michael P.; Normand, Signe; Graham, Catherine H.; Zimmermann, Niklaus E. (2020). CHELSA-TraCE21k: Downscaled transient temperature and precipitation data since the last glacial maximum. EnviDat. doi:10.16904/envidat.211.
  • Karger, Dirk Nikolaus; Dabaghchian, Babek; Lange, Stefan; Thuiller, Wilfried; Zimmermann, Niklaus E.; Graham, Catherine H. (2020). High resolution climate data for Europe. EnviDat. doi:10.16904/envidat.150.
  • Karger, Dirk Nikolaus; Schmatz, Dirk; Dettling, Gabriel; Zimmermann, Niklaus E. (2019). High resolution monthly precipitation and temperature timeseries for the period 2006-2100. EnviDat. doi:10.16904/envidat.124.

Related Publications

  • Karger, D. N.; Conrad, O.; Böhner, J.; Kawohl, T.; Kreft, H.; Soria-Auza, R. W.; Zimmermann, N. E.; Linder, H. P.; Kessler, M. Climatologies at high resolution for the earth's land surface areas. Sci. Data 2017, 4, 170122 (20 pp.). doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2017.122

Citation:

Karger, Dirk Nikolaus; Conrad, Olaf; Böhner, Jürgen; Kawohl, Tobias; Kreft, Holger; Soria-Auza, Rodrigo Wilber; Zimmermann, Niklaus E.; Linder, H. Peter; Kessler, Michael (2021). Climatologies at high resolution for the earth’s land surface areas. EnviDat. doi:10.16904/envidat.228.

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DOI 10.16904/envidat.228
Publication State Published
Authors
  • Email: dirk.kargerfoo(at)wsl.ch Given Name: Dirk Nikolaus Family Name: Karger Affiliation: WSL DataCRediT: Collection, Validation, Curation, Publication, Supervision
  • Email: olaf.conradfoo(at)uni-hamburg.de Given Name: Olaf Family Name: Conrad Affiliation: University of Hamburg
  • Email: juergen.boehnerfoo(at)uni-hamburg.de Given Name: Jürgen Family Name: Böhner Affiliation: University of Hamburg
  • Email: tobias.kawohlfoo(at)uni-hamburg.de Given Name: Tobias Family Name: Kawohl Affiliation: University of Hamburg
  • Email: hkreftfoo(at)uni-goettingen.de Given Name: Holger Family Name: Kreft Affiliation: University of Goettingen
  • Email: wilbersafoo(at)armonia-bo.org Given Name: Rodrigo Wilber Family Name: Soria-Auza Affiliation: Rodrigo Wilber Soria-Auza
  • Email: niklaus.zimmermannfoo(at)wsl.ch Given Name: Niklaus E. Family Name: Zimmermann Affiliation: WSL
  • Email: peter.linderfoo(at)systbot.uzh.ch Given Name: H. Peter Family Name: Linder Affiliation: University of Zurich
  • Email: michael.kesslerfoo(at)systbot.uzh.ch Given Name: Michael Family Name: Kessler Affiliation: University of Zurich
Contact Person Given Name: Dirk Nikolaus Family Name: Karger Email: dirk.kargerfoo(at)wsl.ch Affiliation: WSL
Subtitles
Publication Publisher: EnviDat Year: 2021
Dates
  • Type: Created Date: 2017-07-21
  • Type: Created Date: 2021-06-01
Version 2.1
Type dataset
General Type Dataset
Language English
Location global
Content License Creative Commons Zero - No Rights Reserved (CC0 1.0)    [Open Data]
Last Updated July 13, 2021, 07:28 (UTC)
Created July 3, 2018, 12:25 (UTC)