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Postfach 301190, 20304 Hamburg
Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 76, 20359 Hamburg

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Climate monitoring

The monitoring of the climate attained a great importance and a public attention in discussions of a possible global warming in the past years.

The aim of climate monitoring is to describe the situation of the climatic system and compare it with a reference period. Results of the climate monitoring are maps of average values, their deviation from normal or long time series from average values or other indices. In addition, the comparison with well-known extreme values (weather records) is helpful, in order to be able to make a classification.

Reports on special events are another tool to describe the climatic situation. In these reports interesting meteorological situations are described in more detail. The annual Climate Status Reports each year are dedicated to new main topics on the one hand, but also contain contributions, which describe the climate of the past year in Germany. The Climate Status Reports are available in German only, although some English contributions may be included.

A pre-requisite for climate monitoring is the availability of long time series of meteorological variables, which represent natural changes only and are as unimpaired as possible. This is not trivial. A well-known effect is e.g. the urban heat island. If an observing station during the course of the years was more and more surrounded by buildings, the temperature may have increased due to this fact. This artificial increase has to be separated from a possibly existing real trend. Therefore simply measuring is not enough. One must also put substantial efforts in securing the optimum quality of the measurements. This includes carefully selecting and maintaining the measuring site itself, controlling of the measuring instruments, as well as the long-term and safe archiving of the data. Meta data are just as important. This information is needed to describe the data. E.g. if it is unknown, where exactly a measurement was made and which boundary conditions prevailed, serious statements are impossible.

Besides traditional observing methods, remote sensing becomes more and more important for gathering information. Data from remote sensing instruments such as satellites today are available for long enough periods to also derive climatological information. But for remote sensing data to be used for climatological purposes, quality control is essential, too.

Therefore at the 5th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC GCOS/GOOS/GTOS Climate Monitoring Principles have been formulated (FCCC/CP/1999/7, p. 108). These principles should guide operators and managers of observing systems which are already or might be used for climate monitoring. The 13th Conference agreed upon a new version of those principles which are now also valid for providers of satellite data (resolution 11/CP.13 in FCCC/CP/2007/6/Add.2).

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Deutscher Klimadienst (DKD)

The Deutscher Klimadienst (DKD) is Germany’s network of agencies and offices which, on a regular, operational basis, provide reliable long-term climate information and climate services. The Deutscher Klimadienst (DKD) was officially launched during the DWD’s 9th Climate Conference in Offenbach on 7 October 2015 by Parliamentary State Secretary Peter Bleser (Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, BMEL), State Secretary Rainer Bomba (Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, BMVI), Parliamentary State Secretary Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, BMUB), Dr Paul Becker (DWD Vice-President) and Prof Dr Gerhard Adrian (DWD President) (left to right in picture below).
By establishing the Deutscher Klimadienst, the German Government has taken the step to implement the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) proposed by the 3rd World Climate Conference at the national level. This will ensure that provision of climate information and climate services at the national level is scientifically sound, tailored to the users’ needs, coherent and reliable, while duplication of work is avoided in order to make best use of existing though limited resources. The Deutscher Klimadienst thus is Germany’s national implementation of all five pillars of the GFCS and will also serve as the interface to GFCS activities at the international level.

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CDC (Climate Data Center)

Zugang zu den Klimadaten des Deutschen Wetterdienstes
Seit 01.07.2014 bietet der CDC FTP-Server freien Zugang zu vielen Klimadaten des DWD (

Eine Einstiegshilfe zu allen Datenkollektiven auf dem CDC FTP-Server finden Sie hier, alternativ können Sie zum Navigieren durch ausgewählte Unterverzeichnisse die CDC-Leistungsbeschreibung verwenden.

Inspire-konformen Metadaten sind im CDC Katalog, GISC und WebWerdis beschrieben. 

Die Daten sind über verschiedene Datenzugriffswege erhältlich. Daten, die noch nicht online verfügbar sind, können Sie über einen zentralen Ansprechpartner (E-Mail: anfordern.

Mehrmals im Jahr informiert der DWD über Aktualisierungen und Änderungen im Datenbestand des CDC in einem Newsletter, den Sie hier abonnieren können.

Informationen zu Änderungen im Angebot werden zeitnah im Changelog gepflegt, Fehler werden im Error log gesammelt.

Ankündigungen zu geplanten Änderungen werden so früh wie möglich in gegeben.

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About us

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The Deutscher Wetterdienst is a public institution with partial legal capacity under the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.

Germany's National Meteorological Service, the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), is responsible for meeting meteorological requirements arising from all areas of economy and society in Germany.

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