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https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1140
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1140
03 Nov 2022
 | 03 Nov 2022

250 years of daily weather: Temperature and precipitation fields for Switzerland since 1763

Noemi Imfeld, Lucas Pfister, Yuri Brugnara, and Stefan Brönnimann

Abstract. Climate reconstructions give insights into monthly and seasonal climate variability of the past few hundred years. However, for understanding past extreme weather events and for relating them to impacts, for example to periods of extreme floods or to yield losses, reconstructions on a daily time scale are needed. Here, we present a data set of 250 years of daily temperature and precipitation fields for Switzerland from 1763 to 2020, which has been created using early instrumental data. The temperature reconstruction shows even for an early period before 1800 with scarce data availability good results, especially in the Swiss Plateau. For the precipitation reconstruction, skills are considerably lower, which can be related to the few precipitation measurements available and the heterogeneous nature of precipitation. By means of a case study on the wet and cold years from 1769 to 1772, which triggered wide-spread famine across Europe, we show that this dataset allows more detailed analyses than hitherto possible.

Journal article(s) based on this preprint

29 Mar 2023
A 258-year-long data set of temperature and precipitation fields for Switzerland since 1763
Noemi Imfeld, Lucas Pfister, Yuri Brugnara, and Stefan Brönnimann
Clim. Past, 19, 703–729, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-19-703-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-19-703-2023, 2023
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Noemi Imfeld et al.

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Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1140', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Dec 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Imfeld Noemi, 18 Jan 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1140', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Dec 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Imfeld Noemi, 18 Jan 2023

Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1140', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Dec 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Imfeld Noemi, 18 Jan 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1140', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Dec 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Imfeld Noemi, 18 Jan 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Jan 2023) by Hugues Goosse
AR by Imfeld Noemi on behalf of the Authors (23 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Mar 2023) by Hugues Goosse
AR by Imfeld Noemi on behalf of the Authors (09 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 

Journal article(s) based on this preprint

29 Mar 2023
A 258-year-long data set of temperature and precipitation fields for Switzerland since 1763
Noemi Imfeld, Lucas Pfister, Yuri Brugnara, and Stefan Brönnimann
Clim. Past, 19, 703–729, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-19-703-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-19-703-2023, 2023
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Noemi Imfeld et al.

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Daily high-resolution temperature and precipitation fields for Switzerland from 1763 to 2020 Imfeld, Noemi http://giub-torrent.unibe.ch/swiss_reconstruction/

Noemi Imfeld et al.

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Climate reconstructions give insights into monthly and seasonal climate variability of the past few hundred years. However, for understanding past extreme weather events and for relating them to impacts, for example to periods of extreme floods, reconstructions on a daily time scale are needed. Here, we present a reconstruction of 250 years of high-resolution daily temperature and precipitation fields for Switzerland covering the period 1763 to 2020, which is based on instrumental measurements.