ECAD is the acronym for European Climate Assessment & Data set, which is a daily, high-resolution data set of in-situ meteorological observations within Europe gridded into geographic projection. The observations comprise surface pressure, 2-m air temperature (mean, minimum, maximum), and precipitation and are from, in the mean time, over 3700 (for temperature) and over 9000 (for precipitation) observation stations.
Information about ECAD, the interpolation methods used and the approach to estimate the uncertainties are given in the references and on the ECAD web page.
We offer version 21.0e of the ECAD data set. After the improvement of the estimation of uncertainties by using 100-member ensemble calculations in version v19.0e, the main enhancement in v20.0e was that an additional data set is offered: the surface shortwave radiation flux; unfortunately, in version v21.0e this variable is not yet available.
Last update of this data set at ICDC: June 18 2020.