Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
13 Jul 2015
 | 13 Jul 2015

Filling the gaps in meteorological continuous data measured at FLUXNET sites with ERA-Interim reanalysis

N. Vuichard and D. Papale


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Short summary
In order to fill the gaps in the in situ meteorological data that is acquired at FLUXNET stations, we develop a method that makes use of the reanalysis ERA-interim, which is available globally and at a high temporal resolution. Because the ERA-interim data are not measured at site level, we bias-correct them. The developed method is applied and evaluated at 153 FLUXNET stations. The final product consists of uninterrupted meteorological records that can be used for running most ecosystem models.