Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 875–885, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-875-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 875–885, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-875-2020

Data description paper 20 Apr 2020

Data description paper | 20 Apr 2020

Sval_Imp: a gridded forcing dataset for climate change impact research on Svalbard

Thomas Vikhamar Schuler and Torbjørn Ims Østby

Data sets

Sval_Imp_v1, Svalbard impact assessment forcing dataset, version 1 T. V. Schuler and T. I. Østby https://doi.org/10.11582/2018.00006

Model code and software

Sval_Imp-matlab T. V. Schuler and T. I. Østby https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3719367

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Short summary
Atmospheric variables needed to force terrestrial process models (permafrost, glacier mass balance, seasonal snow, surface energy balance) have been downscaled from the ERA-40 and ERA-Interim reanalyses using methodology described in the accompanying paper. The gridded dataset has a horizontal resolution of 1 km and covers the entire Svalbard archipelago. The data have a temporal resolution of 6 h and cover the entire ERA-40 period (1957–2002) and the ERA-Interim period (1979–2017).