HADEX : global climate extremes indices

Alexander, Lisa; Caesar, John

HadEX is a global land-based climate extremes dataset produced through the coordination of the joint WMO CCl/CLIVAR Expert Team on Climate Change Detection, Monitoring and Indices (ETCCDMI). It comprises of 27 indices of temperature and precipitation on a 2.5deg x 3.75deg grid from 1951 to 2003. The indices represent seasonal and/or annual values derived from daily station data. Data are calculated using RClimDex/FClimDex software; developed and maintained on behalf of the ETCCDMI by the Climate Research Branch of the Meteorological Service of Canada (http://cccma.geos.uvic.ca/ETCCDMI/)
The full description can be found at http://www.hadobs.org/
IPCC-DDC_AR4 (IPCC Data Distribution Centre : Fourth Assessment Report data sets)
Spatial Coverage
Longitude 0 to 360 Latitude -90 to 90 Altitude: 0 m to 10 m
Temporal Coverage
1951-01-01 to 2003-12-31
Use constraints
Data Catalog
World Data Center for Climate
37.74 MiB (39575736 Byte)
completely archived
Creation Date
Future Review Date
Cite as
Alexander, Lisa; Caesar, John (2006). HADEX : global climate extremes indices. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. http://hdl.handle.net/21.14106/3f732c6fadece4a053c06d01982d0ba9e69a126b

[Entry acronym: HADEX] [Entry id: 2130073]
gridded data based on observations
Contact typePersonORCIDInstitute
Investigator Lisa V. Alexander-Monash University
Investigator John Caesar-Met Office Hadley Centre
Metadata Dr. Hans Luthardt-Max-Planck-Institut fuer Meteorologie (MD)
Metadata Reviewer John Caesar-Met Office Hadley Centre

Is documented by

[1] DOI Gleckler, P. J.; Taylor, K. E.; Doutriaux, C. (2008). Performance metrics for climate models. doi:10.1029/2007JD008972

Is described by

[1] HadEX - global climate extremes indices. (2005).
[2] DOI Alexander, L. V.; Zhang, X.; Peterson, T. C.; Caesar, J.; Gleason, B.; Klein Tank, A. M. G.; Haylock, M.; Collins, D.; Trewin, B.; Rahimzadeh, F.; Tagipour, A.; Rupa Kumar, K.; Revadekar, J.; Griffiths, G.; Vincent, L.; Stephenson, D. B.; Burn, J.; Aguilar, E.; Brunet, M.; Taylor, M.; New, M.; Zhai, P.; Rusticucci, M.; Vazquez-Aguirre, J. L. (2006). Global observed changes in daily climate extremes of temperature and precipitation. doi:10.1029/2005JD006290

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