Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4349–4383, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4349-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4349–4383, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4349-2021

Data description paper 07 Sep 2021

Data description paper | 07 Sep 2021

ERA5-Land: a state-of-the-art global reanalysis dataset for land applications

Joaquín Muñoz-Sabater et al.

Data sets

ERA5-Land hourly data from 1981 to present, Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Climate Data Store (CDS) J. Muñoz-Sabater https://doi.org/10.24381/cds.e2161bac

ERA5-Land monthly averaged data from 1981 to present, Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Climate Data Store (CDS) J. Muñoz-Sabater https://doi.org/10.24381/cds.68d2bb30

UERRA Regional Reanalysis for Europe on Single Levels from 1961 to 2019 Copernicus Climate Change Service https://cds.climate.copernicus.eu/cdsapp#!/dataset/reanalysis-uerra-europe-single-levels?tab=form

ESM-SnowMIP meteorological and evaluation datasets at ten reference sites (in situ and bias corrected reanalysis data) C. Menard and R. Essery https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.897575

An overview of the global historical climatology network-daily database (https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ghcnd-data-access) M. J. Menne, I. Durre, R. S. Vose, B. E. Gleason, and T. G. Houston https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00103.1

Drought-2018 ecosystem eddy covariance flux product in FLUXNET-Archive format – release 2019-1 (Version 1.0) ICOS-ETC Drought 2018 Team https://doi.org/10.18160/PZDK-EF78

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Short summary
The creation of ERA5-Land responds to a growing number of applications requiring global land datasets at a resolution higher than traditionally reached. ERA5-Land provides operational, global, and hourly key variables of the water and energy cycles over land surfaces, at 9 km resolution, from 1981 until the present. This work provides evidence of an overall improvement of the water cycle compared to previous reanalyses, whereas the energy cycle variables perform as well as those of ERA5.