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CLIPC: Constructing Europe's Climate Information Portal

CLIPC provides access to Europe's climate data and information.

Copernicus Climate Change Service Precursor Projects

On 21st November 2012 the European Commission issued a call, FP7-SPACE-2013-1, which included 5 topics specifically targeting preparations for the Copernicus Climate ChangeClimate Change
Climate change refers to a change in the state of the climate that can be identified (e.g., by using statistical tests) by changes in the mean and/or the variability of its properties, and that persists for an extended period, typically decades or longer. Climate change may be due to natural internal processes or external forcings such as modulations of the solar cycles, volcanic eruptions and persistent anthropogenic changes in the composition of the atmosphere or in land use. Note that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in its Article 1, defines climate change as: 'a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods'. The UNFCCC thus makes a distinction between climate change attributable to human activities altering the atmospheric composition, and climate variability attributa
Service (C3S). The five projects funded to tackle these projects started in late 2013 and early 2014. Together they will develop the scientific and technological foundations for C3S.

EraClim // 000050_era-clim-2-logo_exp.png (60 K)  ERA-CLIM2: European Reanalysis of the Global Climate SystemClimate System
The climate system is the highly complex system consisting of five major components: the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, the lithosphere and the biosphere, and the interactions between them. The climate system evolves in time under the influence of its own internal dynamics and because of external forcings such as volcanic eruptions, solar variations and anthropogenic forcings such as the changing composition of the atmosphere and land use change.
 Uerra logo // 000043_uerra-logo-300.png (87 K) UERRA: Uncertainties in EnsemblesEnsembles
Running a GCM model multiple times only changing the initial conditions can at times simulate extended periods of quite different climate change signals for a specified area. This is due to the natural variability of the climate system, and it is impossible to state which circulation change is more likely to occur in the future. This limits our ability to place tight bounds on estimates of regional climate change
of Regional Re-Analysis.
 Qa4ecv logo // 000046_qa4ecv20clipped20small.png (269 K) QA4ECV: Quality Assurance for Essential Climate Variables
 Logo CLIPC // clipc_hires.png (67 K) CLIPC: A Climate Information Portal for Copernicus
 Eucleia logo // 000045_green-eucleia.png (45 K) EUCLEIA: European Climate and weather events: interpretation and attribution