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ADVICE : Annual to Decadal Variability in Climate in Europe


There are two main goals of the project ADVICE. The first is to characterize as fully as possible the variability of climate over greater Europe, including Iceland, the Near East, and parts of North Africa, over the last 215 years. Historical instrumental data from greater Europe will be used to identify months with anomalous circulation between 1780 and 1860, and to reconstruct these months as daily-scale synoptic charts. ADVICE aims to characterize the "pre-industrial" climate variability, as a measure of the background noise of natural climate variability, against which any anthropogenic global change signal must be detected.

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Climatic Research Unit (UK) Dr. Evi Schuepbach,

Icelandic Meterological Office, Iceland; University of Lund, Sweden; University of Wuerzburg, Germany; University of Thessaloniki, Greece; University of Barcelona, Spain; University of Berne, Switzerland; Danish Meteorological Institute, Denmark; University of Lisbon, Portugal

Source of funding
FP4 (Contract No.: ENV4 CT95-0129)

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climate variability



Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Ice and Snow, Sea Level Rise, Storms, Water Scarcity


Observations and Scenarios


Agriculture, Biodiversity, Buildings, Coastal areas, Disaster Risk Reduction, Forestry, Marine and Fisheries, Urban, Water management

Geographic characterization


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