IA 1: Integrated Climate Data Center (ICDC)

The Integrated Climate Data Center maintains a climate database for in situ and satellite data, which is provided online and on data servers. Visit our website to get more information about ICDC and our data sets:

Objectives

Easy access to quality Earth Observations is an important prerequisite for Earth System research. Especially observational data are an asset to monitor and to better understand the current climate and to predict future climate. These data sets have to undergo a profound assessment in order to be useful for the scientific community. The value of such data increases once they are stored in a self explanatory, easy-to-use format and can be obtained from a data center which provides easy data access and expert support for users and data providers.

Our Tasks:

  • Easy access to high quality climate data
  • Provision and creation of unique data sets
  • Scientific user support
  • Quality control and enhancement of data sets

 

 

Latest ICDC Publications

  • Hinrichs, I., Jahnke-Bornemann, A., Andersson, A., Ganske, A., Gouretski, V., Jensen, C., Klein, B., Moeller, J., Sadikni, R., & Tinz, B. (2019). The Baltic and North Seas Climatology (BNSC) - A comprehensive, observation-based data product of atmospheric and hydrographic parameters. Frontiers in Earth Science, 7: UNSP 158. doi:10.3389/feart.2019.00158.
  • Li, H., Xie, H., Kern, S., Wan, W., Ozsoy, B., Ackley, S., & Hong, Y. (2018). Spatio-temporal variability of Antarctic sea-ice thickness and volume obtained from ICESat data using an innovative algorithm. Remote Sensing of Environment, 219, 44-61. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2018.09.031.
  • Jena, B., Kumar, A., Ravichandran, M., & Kern, S. (2018). Mechanism of sea-ice expansion in the Indian Ocean sector of Antarctica: Insights from satellite observation and model reanalysis. PLoS One, 13(10): e0203222, pp. 1-16. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0203222.
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  • Paul, S., Hendricks, S., Ricker, R., Kern, S., & Rinne, E. (2018). Empirical parametrization of Envisat freeboard retrieval of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice based on CryoSat-2: progress in the ESA Climate Change Initiative. The Cryosphere, 12, 2437-2460. doi:10.5194/tc-12-2437-2018.
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  • Sadikni, R., Schade, N. H., Jahnke-Bornemann, A., Hinrichs, I., Stammer, D., Dümenil-Gates, L., Tinz, B., & Andersson, A. (2018). The KLIWAS North Sea climatology. Part I: Processing of the atmospheric data. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 35(1), 111-126. doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-17-0044.1.