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Climate of the Carpathian Region (CARPATCLIM)

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The CARPATCLIM project improved the basis of climate data in the Carpathian Region for applied regional climatological studies such as a Climate Atlas and/or drought monitoring. The aim was to investigate the fine temporal and spatial structure of the climate in the Carpathian Mountains and the Carpathian basin with unified methods. A freely available, high resolution gridded database has been produced for the Larger Carpathian Region (LCR), harmonizing historic climate data from 1961 - 2010.

For this purpose, the project contains three modules with related objectives:

Module 1: Improve the availability and accessibility of a homogeneous and spatially representative time series of climatological data for the LCR through data rescue, quality control, and data homogenization.

Module 2: Ensure Carpathian countries data harmonization with special emphasis on across-country harmonization and production of gridded climatologies per country.

Module 3: Develop a Climate Atlas as the basis for climate assessment and further applied climatological studies as well as for drought monitoring in the LCR in the frame of the European Drought Observatory.

Project information


Hungarian Meteorological Service

  • Joint Research Centre
  • Institute for Environment and Sustainability
  • Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia
  • Szent Istvan University
  • Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics
  • Czech Hydrometeorological Institute
  • National Institute for Research and Development in Environmental Protection
  • Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia
  • Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute  
  • Ukrainian Research Hydrometeorological Institute
  • Institute of Meteorology and Water Management - National Research Intitute
Source of funding

European Commission

Reference information


Published in Climate-ADAPT Oct 07 2017   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 12 2023

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