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A data portal for regional climatic trend analysis in a Peruvian High Andes region


Schwarb, M; Acuña, D; Konzelmann, T; Rohrer, M; Salzmann, N; Serpa Lopez, B; Silvestre, E (2011). A data portal for regional climatic trend analysis in a Peruvian High Andes region. Advances in Science and Research, 6:219-226.

Abstract

In the frame of a Swiss-Peruvian climate change adaptation initiative (PACC), operational and historical data series of more than 100 stations of the Peruvian Meteorological and Hydrological Service (SENAMHI) are now accessible in a dedicated data portal. The data portal allows for example the comparison of data series or the interpolation of spatial fields as well as download of data in various data formats. It is thus a valuable tool supporting the process of data homogenisation and generation of a regional baseline climatology for a sound development of adequate climate change adaptation measures. The procedure to homogenize air-temperature and precipitation data series near Cusco city is outlined and followed by an exemplary trend analysis. Local air temperature trends are found to be in line with global mean trends.

In the frame of a Swiss-Peruvian climate change adaptation initiative (PACC), operational and historical data series of more than 100 stations of the Peruvian Meteorological and Hydrological Service (SENAMHI) are now accessible in a dedicated data portal. The data portal allows for example the comparison of data series or the interpolation of spatial fields as well as download of data in various data formats. It is thus a valuable tool supporting the process of data homogenisation and generation of a regional baseline climatology for a sound development of adequate climate change adaptation measures. The procedure to homogenize air-temperature and precipitation data series near Cusco city is outlined and followed by an exemplary trend analysis. Local air temperature trends are found to be in line with global mean trends.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:14 Mar 2012 12:04
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:43
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
ISSN:1992-0636
Publisher DOI:10.5194/asr-6-219-2011
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-60921

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