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Climate Dynamics

, Volume 36, Issue 3–4, pp 727–738 | Cite as

High resolution re-analysis for the Baltic Sea region during 1965–2005 period

  • Andres LuhamaaEmail author
  • Kaarel Kimmel
  • Aarne Männik
  • Rein Rõõm
Article

Abstract

Regional reanalysis database BaltAn65+ comprising meteorological data for Baltic Sea region for the time period 1965–2005 is described. For data assimilation and hindcasts, the numerical weather prediction model HIRLAM 7.1.4 is applied, with 11 km horizontal and 60-layer vertical resolution. Reanalysis includes three-dimensional weather analysis data. Standard surface observations and meteorological soundings together with ship and buoy measurements from WMO observational network are used in analysis. Boundary fields are obtained from ECMWF ERA-40 global re-analysis. The BaltAn65+ can be considered as a regional refinement of ERA-40 for Baltic Sea region, providing the historical weather and climate data with enhanced spatial resolution, which is main motivation for creation of this novel reanalysis database.

Keywords

Climate of Baltic Sea region Atmospheric hindcasting HIRLAM model High resolution dataset of atmospheric parameters 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The project is carried out under auspices of Estonian Environmental Investment Centre (KIK). Research was supported by Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, Project No SF0180038s08.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andres Luhamaa
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Kaarel Kimmel
    • 1
  • Aarne Männik
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rein Rõõm
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TartuTartuEstonia
  2. 2.Estonian Meteorological and Hydrological InstituteTallinnEstonia

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