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Different sector-specific impact activities to be undertaken in ?SPECS and ?EUPORIAS projects require a reduced number of variables (typically at surface) from different data sources (mainly seasonal forecasts, reanalysis, and observations). The ?SPECS-EUPORIAS Data Server has been established by the ?Santander Meteorology Group (UC-CSIC) as part of the data management activities in these projects to provide a unique access for these impact-relevant variables, gathered from existing datasets. The data portal is based on a THREDDS data server providing metadata and data access using OPeNDAP and other remote data access protocols. Moreover, a user-friendly ?R package has also been developed for exploring and remotely accessing subsets of data, thus reducing the burden of data access in these activities. This package will be also a key component for other tasks of the projects based on R, including the validation and downscaling packages to be developed within SPECS and sector-specific calibration and modeling tools to be developed in EUPORIAS.

This trac/wiki page provides an up-to-date description of the SPECS-EUPORIAS Data Server, including information of the available datasets and the documentation and code of the R data access package. This following documents and links are the basic brief references to the SPECS-EUPORIAS Data Portal:

Description Document: PDF file (v2.0)?

Dataset Catalog: ?

Validation of System4: PDF file (v1.0)?

R package: meteoR (v1.0)?

Contents (under development):

  1. Data Server?
  2. R Package for Data Access?
  3. Other interfaces for Data Access?
  4. Known Problems and FAQs?