How to cite: Sfîcă, L., Ichim, P., Ion, C., Baltag, Șt.-E., Ignat, A. (2021) Filling the Gap of Meteorological Data Along the Prut River Valley, Romania - Cârja Experimental Weather Station (2013-2020). 2021 ”Air and Water – Components of the Environment” Conference Proceedings, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, p. 169-180, DOI: 10.24193/AWC2021_16.
FILLING THE GAP OF METEOROLOGICAL DATA ALONG THE PRUT RIVER VALLEY, ROMANIA - CÂRJA EXPERIMENTAL WEATHER STATION (2013-2020)
Lucian SFÎCĂ, Pavel ICHIM, Constantin ION, Ștefan-Emanue BALTAG, Alina IGNAT
ABSTRACT. The study presents the results of the measurement realized at a meteorological weather station installed in Cârja village, situated in the valley of Prut river in the south-eastern tip of Vaslui county, Romania. The observations cover the interval from 2013 and 2020 and bring valuable data upon a region that lacks an official weather station. We present briefly the climatic profile of the weather station as reflected by the main climate elements (air pressure, air temperature, relative humidity, precipitation and wind) and a brief comparison with the data extracted from ROCADA database for the weather station location during the common period (January – December 2013). As main climate features, we underline the mean air temperature of 12.0 °C and the annual precipitation amount of 477.5 mm. It is worth noticing that the difference between the in situ observations and the ROCADA database is below 1°C, being higher in summer time. Additionally, some details are given on those climatic parameters that present practical importance, such as rain intensity or wind power potential. The main conclusions of the study consists in (1) highlighting the very warm conditions specific for the last decade in the analysis region and (2) the relatively high agreement observed between in situ observations and the ROCADA database.
Keywords: weather station, Prut valley, network density, ROCADA, Romania
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