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2021 Most Cited Paper Award: IFCA's Meteorology Group awarded

Award diploma / EMS

An IFCA's Meteorology Group paper is among the 10 winning papers in the "2021 Most Cited Paper Award" of Enviromental Modelling & Software journal 

 May 6, 2022

The journal Environmental Modelling & Software (EMS) has awarded the most cited research papers among which is a work developed by the Santander Meteorology Group (IFCA and UC). The article "The R-based climate4R open framework for reproducible climate data access and post-processing" (Iturbide et al., 2019) describes Climate4R, a set of tools oriented to climate services based on free software "R".

The award falls under the category "reasearch papers" and includes articles that have received the highest number of citations according to the Web of Science in the three years following their publication (2019-2021, in this case). This is a recognition of the contribution to scientific advances in the field of environmental modeling.

Maialen Iturbide, researcher in the IFCA Meteorology Group, comments on this tool for the visualization of climate data developed with the statistical analysis programming language "R". "Climate4R is aimed at the climate change risk and impact assessment community. It aims to facilitate research involving climate data in order to carry out very complex operations in a simple way in just a few lines of code." In this way, she explains, it simplifies "the performance of complex research experiments and their reproducibility from start to finish". 

This award, which boosts efforts to prevent harmful effects on the ecosystem and humans, "gives relevance to the work and pushes us to continue developing it and to think of new ways to offer services based on Climate4R," says Iturbide.

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