ESA | CCI | aerosol | biomass | cloud | fire | ghg | glaciers | Ice sheets | lakes | land cover | land cover (high resolution) | land surface temperature | ocean colour | ozone | salinity | sea level | sea level budget closure | sea ice | sea state | snow | soil moisture | sst | water vapour | ReCAPP

Scientific exploitation of CCI data

This page describes the use by the climate modelling and reanalysis research community of the CMUG analysis of the ECV datasets.

The CMUG evaluation of data of the phases 1 and 2 is available on the results page.

ECV datasets

The table below lists the ECV datasets being produced by the CCI projects and their general potential for use in climate modelling applications and reanalysis.

The key to the colouring of the table cells is given below the table. The bottom row of the table gives the number of specific applications described by climate modellers when canvassed about using CCI data in phases 1 and 2.


Project phase Model initialisation Prescribe boundary conditions Reanalysis Data assimilation Model development & validation Climate monitoring & attribution Q/C in‑situ data
Atmospheric
Cloud 1, 2, 3 R
Aerosol 1, 2, 3
Ozone 1, 2, 3
Greenhouse gas 1, 2, 3
Water vapour 3
Terrestrial
Land cover 1, 2, 3
Land cover (high resolution) 3
Lakes 3
Land surface temperature 3
Soil moisture 1, 2, 3 R
Fire 1, 2, 3
Biomass 3
Permafrost 3
Snow 3
Glaciers 1, 2, 3
Ice sheets – Greenland 2, 3
Ice sheets – Antarctica 2, 3
Marine
Sea surface temperature 1, 2, 3 R
Sea level 1, 2, 3
Sea surface salinity 3
Sea state 3
Sea ice 1, 2, 3 R
Ocean colour 1, 2, 3
Climate system components
Sea level budget closure 3
ReCAPP project 3
Specified applications in climate modelling
6 6 2 6 22 2 1

Table key

Data set identified as useful to climate modelling
R Interest in dataset by a research project in phases 1 and 2