Completed Projects

Land Surface Temperature is an important variable within the Earth climate system. It describes processes such as the exchange of energy and water between the land surface and atmosphere, and influences the rate and timing of plant growth.
Accurately understanding Land Surface Temperature at the global and regional level helps to evaluate land surface–atmosphere exchange processes in models and, when combined with other physical properties such as vegetation and soil moisture, provides a valuable metric of surface state. more
Duration: 01/2018 - 12/2021

Activities in VERIFY are targeted towards developing a pre-operational system to quantify greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, CH4, N2O) across the EU based on independent observations in support of inventories that rely only on statistical data.

Contact: Martin Jung, Christoph Gerbig more
REgional Carbon Cycle Assessment and Processes’, Phase 2 (RECCAP-2) is coordinated by the Global Carbon Project, and collects and synthesises regional data for 14 large regions of the globe with a requirement of harmonisation sufficient to be able to scale these budgets to the globe and to compare different regions. more


ECMWF is leading a new initiative to explore the development of a European system to monitor human activity related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions across the world. Such capacity is vital to support Europe’s leading role in worldwide action to address climate change. The CO2 Human Emissions (CHE) project started on October 2017, bringing together a consortium of 22 European partners and lasting for over three years. more
Duration: 04/2015 - 03/2019

Detecting changes in essential ecosystem and biodiversity properties - towards a Biosphere Atmosphere Change Index

Contact: Miguel Mahecha, Markus Reichstein more
Duration: 10/2010 - 09/2014

ClimAfrica is conceived to respond to the urgent international need for the most appropriate and up-to-date tools to better understand and predict climate change, assess its impact on African ecosystems and population, and develop the correct adaptation strategies.

Contact: Martin Jung, Markus Reichstein, Eric Thomas, Ulrich Weber more
The WACMOS-ET project is motivated by the need to develop a predictive capability for terrestrial evapotranspiration to support both climate research and operational water management and agriculture. more
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