Product Name: Spain02: A set of gridded daily precipitation and temperature datasets (V2.1)
Institution: Spanish Meteorology Agency (AEMET, www.aemet.es) and the Santander Meteorology Group (University of Cantabria-CSIC, www.meteo.unican.es)
Contact: Sixto Herrera (herreras@@unican.es)
Summary: Spain02 is a series of high-resolution daily precipitation and (maximum and minimum) temperature interpolated gridded datasets developed for peninsular Spain and the Balearic islands. A dense network of ~2500 quality-controlled stations (~250 for temperatures) for the period 1950-2007 was selected from the Spanish Meteorological Agency (AEMET) in order to build the gridded products for version v2 (0.2º regular grid). In version v3 a new precipitation grid for trend analysis was included. The updated version v4 includes three different resolutions (0.11º, 0.22º and 0.44º in rotated coordinates matching Euro-CORDEX grids) for the period 1971-2007 applying four different interpolation techniques (including aa_3d, which corresponds to the one used in the E-OBS dataset). This dataset provides the grids obtained with this interpolation for the three resolutions and the three variables. More information in http://www.meteo.unican.es/datasets/spain02
Citation and acknowledgements: The publications or studies of any kind using this dataset should cite the references below and include the following acknowledgment: "The authors thank AEMET and UC by the data provided for this work (Spain02 gridded precipitation data set, http://www.meteo.unican.es/datasets/spain02)." REFERENCES: Herrera et. al. (2012) Development and Analysis of a 50 year high-resolution daily gridded precipitation dataset over Spain (Spain02). International Journal of Climatology 32:74-85 DOI: 10.1002/joc.2256; Herrera et. al. (2015) Update of the Spain02 Gridded Observational Dataset for Euro-CORDEX evaluation: Assessing the Effect of the Interpolation Methodology. International Journal of Climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.4391.