Multi-centennial climate variability in the Alps

based on

Instrumental data, Model simulations and Proxy data


ALP-IMP study region

ALP-IMP is an integrated research attempt on the unique Alpine instrumental and proxy data potential. It will extend the instrumental period in terms of length and spatial density, introduce new climate elements under strict quality requirements in terms of homogeneity and combine them with the typical Alpine proxy information from tree-ring records, isotopic ice core records and glacier variability records to a consistent picture of at least 1000 years of natural climate variability in the Alpine realm. High resolution regional climate model runs combined with sophisticated statistical analyses is going to study meso-scale internal climate variability patterns in the region as well as the Alpine climate as a whole versus European to global scale variability and change

A research project supported by the European Commission under the Fifth Framework Programme and contributing to the implementation of the Key Action 2: Global Change, Climate and Biodiversity within the Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development Programme
Contract Number: EVK2-CT-2002-00148
Start: 1st March 2003
End: 31st August 2006

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Final report and Abstract collection

CRSM datafiles

Long term precipitation and temperature network ready for use now

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