WP2 Dataset construction

Objective:

Tasks:

T2.1 Product Design
T2.2 Creation of consistent air temperature fields from satellite and in situ data
T2.3 Analysis and in filling methods: novel statistical methods will be developed
T2.4 System Development
T2.5 Product generation and verification

Description:

EUSTACE utilized a wealth of surface and air temperature measurements from both satellite and in situ measurement platforms for all surfaces - land, lakes, ocean, sea ice, and ice sheets. By the end of the project, these individual strands were combined in a consistent way to build a globally complete near-surface temperature record over 166 years with uncertainty information. WP2 took recommendations for producing air temperature estimates over different surfaces from WP1 and combined these using a state-of-the-art statistical system to create a globally-complete daily analysis. The data processing challenges were met using big-data techniques and novel statistical methods. The inputs, processing and infilling were combined in a single system designed to be sustainable and to provide products tailored to well defined user needs obtained from WP4.

Deliverables:

(links to the publicly available reports can be found under EUSTACE final results)