The ICA&D (International Climate Assessment & Dataset) climate services concept successfully combines the work of WMO`s Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI) and WMO`s Data Rescue (DARE) activities. The concept builds on the sofware developed for the European Climate Assessment & Dataset (ECA&D), a webportal for daily station data and derived indices brought together under regional cooperation. ICA&D combines the climate monitoring and assessment activities developed in ECA&D with DARE activities.
The European Climate Assessment & Dataset (ECA&D) offers science-based operational services for assessing observed changes in climate extremes in the Europe area. These services rely on high-quality observational data sets provided by the participants. The participants are National Meteorological Services, observatories, and universities. The ECA&D services comprise data gathering of long-term high-quality daily observations from meteorological stations, quality control and homogeneity checks, and analysis of Essential Climate Variables and climate extreme indices.
Map of anomalous autumn temperatures in Europe with respect to the 1981-2010 climatology.