Highlights of CONFESS results are published here.
Homogenized record of tropospheric aerosol for reanalyses and reforecasts
Decadal variations of tropospheric aerosols can have a strong impact on the production of reanalyses and seasonal re-forecasts. In preparation for the next generation of C3S products, CONFESS has produced a homogenous and consistent multi-decadal record of tropospheric aerosols, exploiting the atmospheric composition capabilities that the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) has been developing in…
Improved Vegetation Variability
A new deliverable presents the results of improved vegetation variability on surface fluxes modeled with offline land surface models. In this deliverable, we present the integration of the unprecedented vegetation information, from the latest satellite campaigns in the frame of Copernicus, into the land surface models (LSMs) used for reanalysis and initialization of the seasonal…
Year 1 highlights
The first period of the CONFESS project running from 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2021 has just concluded, and an impressive list of results has been achieved. WP1 A harmonized observational Leaf Area Index (LAI) dataset covering the 1993-2019 period has been finalized and disseminated to CONFESS partners.The Land Use / Land Cover (LULC)…
Vegetation dataset of Land Use/Land Cover and Leaf Area Index
A new deliverable provides the land use land cover data based on the ESA-CCI/C3S, and the Leaf Area Index data for the period of 1993 to 2019, based on harmonization of the CGLS/C3S data and the AVHRR based data. These data will be prescribed into the offline and coupled model to assess the impact of…
Experimental protocol for land and aerosol forcing re-forecasts
Several sets of experiments are planned. A first category of experiments relate to developments in WP1 on the representation of time-varying land use and vegetation in land surface models and reanalyses.
CONFESS Data Management Plan
CONFESS will make available a number of data sets. Find out more about these here.
CONFESS is an ambitious project with equally ambitious outcomes. Here is an overview of what is planned.