Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2097–2120, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2097-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2097–2120, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2097-2020

Data description paper 08 Sep 2020

Data description paper | 08 Sep 2020

WFDE5: bias-adjusted ERA5 reanalysis data for impact studies

Marco Cucchi et al.

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WFDE5 is a novel meteorological forcing dataset for running land surface and global hydrological models. It has been generated using the WATCH Forcing Data methodology applied to surface meteorological variables from the ERA5 reanalysis. It is publicly available, along with its source code, through the C3S Climate Data Store at ECMWF. Results of the evaluations described in the paper highlight the benefits of using WFDE5 compared to both ERA5 and its predecessor WFDEI.