The development of technologies, international co operations and environmental management require climatological databases covering large area. It causes problems especially in smaller countries, because the national (hydro)meteorological services have different measuring networks, instruments, data management tools and data quality control methods. These differences could lead to inhomogeneities in the climatological fields and they could bias the results.


The main aim of the project is to improve the basis of climate data in the Carpathian Region for applied regional climatological studies such as a Climate Atlas and/or drought monitoring, to investigate the fine temporal and spatial structure of the climate in the Carpathian Mountains and the Carpathian basin with unified methods. Therefore, a freely available, high resolution gridded database has been produced for the Larger Carpathian Region (LCR).

For this purpose, the project contains three modules with the objectives:

Recognizing the need of a unified climate database in the LCR, the following boundary conditions have been detected:

Applied homogenization and data quality method/software: Multiple Analysis of Series for Homogenization (MASH)

Applied interpolation and gridding method/software: Meteorological Interpolation based on Surface Homogenized Database (MISH)



Spatial range

Climatological grids cover the area between latitudes 44°N and 50°N, and longitudes 17°E and 27°E

Temporal resolution:

1 day

Spatial resolution

0.1˚ x 0.1˚