Raeumlicher Aufloesung

English translation: spatial resolution

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German term or phrase:räumliche Auflösung
English translation:spatial resolution
Entered by: Coqueiro

21:24 Nov 19, 2012
German to English translations [PRO]
Science - Meteorology / Climate Change
German term or phrase: Raeumlicher Aufloesung
This is a text about climate change, the North Atlantic Current, the ozone layer etc.

The sentence which contains this phrase is:

"Eine Gruppe des Max-Planck-Instituts für Meteorologie berechnete vor ein paar Monaten erstmals das Klima des 21. Jahrhunderts in Europa mit hoher räumlicher Auflösung. Dabei wurden markante Unterschiede sichtbar: Die Sommer der fünften Dekade sollen im Mittelmeerraum um mehr als 2,5 Grad Celsius heißer sein als die 30 der Jahre 1961 bis 1990, in Mitteleuropa nicht einmal um 1 Grad."

I translated "Raemliche Aufloesung as "Spatial resolution" but this just seems wrong. I know think "Raeumlich" is "scope", but I am not sure what "Aufloesung" is in this context.

I would really appreciate any ideas :)

Thank you in advance!
Markus Heinr (X)
spatial resolution
Explanation:
Why do you think that's not correct? It's a very common term in geosciences.
Googling for "spatial resolution" + "meteorology" gives many results like this:

This data set contains cloud and meteorology data on a 1.0 degree x 1.0 degree spatial resolution:
http://webmap.ornl.gov/wcsdown/dataset.jsp?ds_id=1073

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Bates, R. L. & Jackson, J. A. (1987): Glossary of Geology, 3rd Ed., American Geological Institute, p. 563:

resolution a measure of the ability of individual components, and of remote-sensing systems, to distinguish detail or to define closely spaced targets

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Gerne & viel Erfolg!
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Coqueiro
Local time: 01:31
Grading comment
Thank you very much, and for being so quick to help me. I appreciate it a lot!:)
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Räumliche Auflösung
spatial resolution


Explanation:
Why do you think that's not correct? It's a very common term in geosciences.
Googling for "spatial resolution" + "meteorology" gives many results like this:

This data set contains cloud and meteorology data on a 1.0 degree x 1.0 degree spatial resolution:
http://webmap.ornl.gov/wcsdown/dataset.jsp?ds_id=1073

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 56 Min. (2012-11-19 22:20:56 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Bates, R. L. & Jackson, J. A. (1987): Glossary of Geology, 3rd Ed., American Geological Institute, p. 563:

resolution a measure of the ability of individual components, and of remote-sensing systems, to distinguish detail or to define closely spaced targets

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 2 Tage39 Min. (2012-11-21 22:03:58 GMT) Post-grading
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Gerne & viel Erfolg!

Coqueiro
Local time: 01:31
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you very much, and for being so quick to help me. I appreciate it a lot!:)
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you very much! :)


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