A research project supported by
the European Commission under the Fifth Framework Programme
and contributing to the implementation of the Key Action
"Global change, climate and biodiversity"
within the Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development.
Contract no: EVK2-CT-2002-00161 EMULATE
November 2002 to October 2005
Co-ordinated by Prof. Phil Jones, Climatic Research Unit
EMULATE will extend the availability of daily historic records of air pressure measurement over the extratropical Atlantic and Europe (70°-25° N by 70° W-50° E), for the period 1850 to the present. Once the record has been extended, atmospheric circulation patterns will be derived and relationships between the circulation, sea-surface temperatures and surface temperature and precipitation patterns across Europe evaluated, and compared with model simulations. Analysis of the relationships will strengthen our existing predictive capabilities, particularly in the context of climate change and future occurrence of extreme weather in Europe.
Two years into the Project (Nov. 2004) the Commission agreed to a four month extension (with no additional funding). The Project now closes at the end of February, 2006.
All Final Reporting Material and outstanding Deliverable files are now being linked following the formal completion of the EMULATE Project (August 2006) - please see the links (above) to the Deliverables and Report files (below the list of Deliverables).
Further work under D16 (see link above) has seen the completion of the Trend Atlas (quantifying trends in extremes - linked 05/01/07)
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