Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 611–634, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-611-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 611–634, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-611-2018

Research article 25 Jan 2018

Research article | 25 Jan 2018

A large set of potential past, present and future hydro-meteorological time series for the UK

Benoit P. Guillod et al.

Data sets

Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity (MaRIUS) project: Large set of potential past and future climate time series for the UK from the weather@home2 model B. P. Guillod, R. G. Jones, A. L. Kay, N. R. Massey, S. Sparrow, D. C. H. Wallom, and S. S. Wilson https://doi.org/10.5285/0cea8d7aca57427fae92241348ae9b03

E-OBS M. R. Haylock, N. Hofstra, A. M. G. Klein Tank, E. J. Klok, P. D. Jones, and M. New https://doi.org/10.1029/2008JD010201

Gridded estimates of daily and monthly areal rainfall for the United Kingdom (1890-2014) [CEH-GEAR] M. Tanguy, H. Dixon, I. Prosdocimi, D. G. Morris, and V. D. J. Keller https://doi.org/10.5285/f2856ee8-da6e-4b67-bedb-590520c77b3c

Climate hydrology and ecology research support system potential evapotranspiration dataset for Great Britain (1961-2012) [CHESS-PE] E. L. Robinson, E. Blyth, D. B. Clark, J. Finch, A. C. Rudd https://doi.org/10.5285/d329f4d6-95ba-4134-b77a-a377e0755653

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Short summary
Assessing the potential impacts of extreme events such as drought and flood requires large datasets of such events, especially when looking at the most severe and rare events. Using a state-of-the-art climate modelling infrastructure that is simulating large numbers of weather time series on volunteers' computers, we generate such a large dataset for the United Kingdom. The dataset covers the recent past (1900–2006) as well as two future time periods (2030s and 2080s).