Wednesday 17 July 2024


The Headquarters of the Hungarian Meteorological Service (1 Kitaibel Pál street, Budapest)


Homogenization sessions: 12 May Monday-14 May Wednesday

Interpolation session:  15 May Thursday

Software session: 16 May Friday

EUMETNET DARE (Data Recovery and Rescue) Team on 13 May Tuesday afternoon


Monday, 12 May

8:30 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 12:00

Opening addresses by

President of OMSZ

Delegate of WMO


Introductory Presentations

Hechler, P., Baddour, O.: Elements of sustained data management solutions for climate


10:00 - 10:30 coffee break

Szentimrey, T., Lakatos, M., Bihari, Z.: Mathematical questions of homogenization and quality control

Lindau, R., Venema, V.: On the reliability of using the maximum explained variance as criterion for optimum segmentations in homogenization algorithms


12:00 - 14:00 Lunch break


14:00 - 17:00 Homogenization and quality control of monthly data

Coll, J., Curley, M., Walsh, S., Sweeney, J.: Homogenising Ireland's monthly precipitation records - an application of HOME-R and statistical exploration protocols to the station network

Curley, M., Walsh, S.: Homogenisation of Monthly Maximum and Minimum Air Temperatures in Ireland

Dubuisson, B., Gibelin, A-L., Jourdain, S., Deaux, N., Laval, L.: Reliable long term series for analysing climate change at Météo-France


15:30 - 16:00 coffee break

Domonkos, P.: The ACMANT2 software package

Yosef, Y.: Homogenization of monthly temperature series in Israel - an integrated approach for optimal break-points detection


18:00 - Welcome party

(Hungarian Meteorological Service, 1 Kitaibel Pál street, Budapest)



Tuesday, 13 May

9:00 - 12:30 Homogenization and quality control of monthly data

Willett, K., Venema, V., Williams, C., Aguilar, E., Lopardo, G., Jolliffe, I., Alexander, L., Vincent, L., Lund, R., Menne, M., Thorne, P., Auchmann, R., Warren, R., Bronnimann, S., Thorarinsdottir, T., Easterbrook, S., Gallagher, C.: Homogenisation algorithm skill testing with synthetic global benchmarks for the International Surface Temperature Initiative

Luhunga, P., M., Mutayoba, M.,Ng’ongolo, H., K.: Homogeneity of monthly mean air temperature of the United Republic of Tanzania with HOMER

Zahradníček, P., Rasol, D., Cindrić, K., Štěpánek, P.: Homogenization of monthly precipitation time series in Croatia


10:30 – 11:00 coffee break

Lijuan, C., Ping, Z., Zhongwei, Y., Jones, P., Yani, Z., Yu, Y., Guoli, T.: Instrumental Temperature Series in Eastern and Central China Back to the 19th Century

Dunn, R.: Identifying Homogeneous sub-periods in HadISD

Elfadli, K., Brunet, M.: The WMO/MEDARE Initiative: bringing and developing high-quality historical Mediterranean climate datasets into the 21st century


12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break


14:00 - 17:00 EUMETNET DARE (Data Recovery and Rescue) Expert Team meeting (open for everybody)

Ingeborg Auer: Expert Team on Climate Data Rescue –the web-portal

Monika Lakatos: Climate Data rescue activity at the Hungarian Meteorological Service

Ancuta Manea: Data and metadata rescue in Romania 

Anna Frey: Data recovery and rescue at FMI

Oliver BOCHNÍČEK: DARE-Technological sequence of (historical) data register (metadata), collection, transfer, digitalization, QC and homogenization in Slovakia

José A. Guijarro: Data Rescue activities in AEMET

Anita Jurkovic: Data rescue in Austria


15:30 - 16:00 coffee break



Wednesday, 14 May

9:00 - 12:00 Homogenization and quality control of monthly data

Tayyar, A.: Climate data in Jordan

Djamel, B.: Homogenization of the pluviometric series and the climatic variability in the Northeast region of Algeria

Casabella, N., González-Rouco, J., F., Navarro, J., Hidalgo, A., Lucio-Eceiza, E., E., Conte, J., L., Aguilar, E.: Homogeneity of monthly wind speed time series in the Northeast of the Iberian Peninsula


10:30 - 11:00 coffee break

Guijarro, J., A.: Homogenization of Spanish mean wind speed monthly series, "Homogenization graphic output of WSjn 1951-2013"

Lucio-Eceiza, E., E., González-Rouco, J., F., Navarro, J., Hidalgo, Á., Jiménez, P., A., García-Bustamante, E., Casabella, N., Conte, J., Beltrami, H.: Quality control of a surface wind observations database for north eastern north America


12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break


13:30 - 16:30 Homogenization and quality control of daily data

Legg, T.: Comparison of daily sunshine duration recorded by Campbell-Stokes and Kipp & Zonen sensors

Venema, V., Aguilar, E., Auchmann, R., Auer, I., Brandsma, T., Chimani, B., Gilabert, A., Mestre, O., Toreti, A., Vertacnik, G., Domonkos, P.: Inhomogeneities in daily data

Acquaotta F., Fratianni, S., Venema, V.: Comparison study of two independent precipitation networks on daily and monthly scale in Piedmont, Italy


15:00 - 15:30 coffee break

Warren, R.: Benchmarking the Performance of Daily Temperature Homogenisation Algorithms

Yuan, F., Tang, G., Wang, X., L., Wan, H., Lijuan, C.: Quality Control and Homogenization of China’s 6-hourly Surface Pressure Data


19:00 - Seminar banquet

(Venue: Hungarian Meteorological Service, 1 Kitaibel Pál street, Budapest; 19:00)

(Location of the restaurant: Kaltenberg Étterem, Kinizsi street 30-36, Budapest; 19:30)



Thursday, 15 May

9:00 - 12:00 Spatial Interpolation, Homogenization and Gridding

Szentimrey, T., Bihari, Z., Lakatos, M.: Mathematical questions of spatial interpolation of climate variables

Bertrand, C.: Creation of a 30 years-long high resolution homogenized solar radiation data set over the Benelux

Journée, M.: Gridding of precipitation and air temperature observations in Belgium


10:30 - 11:00 coffee break

Wypych, A., Ustrnul, Z., Henek, E.: Meteorological hazard maps – methodological approach

Petrović, P., Simić, G., Kordić, I.: Practical Aspects of Raw, Homogenized and Gridded Daily Precipitation Datasets


12:00 - 14:00 Lunch break


14:00 - 17:00 Presentations connected with CARPATCLIM project

Skrynyk, O., Savchenko, V., Radchenko, R., Skrynyk, O.: Homogenization of monthly air temperature and monthly precipitation sum data sets collected in Ukraine

Birsan, M-V., Dumitrescu, A.: Homogenization and gridding of the Romanian climatic dataset using the MASH and MISH software packages

Szalai, S., Bihari, Z., Lakatos, M., Szentimrey, T.: The CARPATCLIM (Climate of Carpathian Region) project


15:30 - 16:00 coffee break

Lakatos, M., Szentimrey, T., Bihari, Z., Szalai, S.: Homogenization in CARPATCLIM (Climate of Carpathian Region) project

Bihari, Z., Szentimrey, T., Lakatos, M., Szalai, S.: Gridding in CARPATCLIM (Climate of Carpathian Region) project



Friday, 16 May

9:00 - 12:00 Software Presentations


wmo_logo 8th Seminar for Homogenization and Quality Control in Climatological Databases and
3rd Conference on Spatial Interpolation Techniques in Climatology and Meteorology