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ISLSCP II CRU05 Climate Time Series for Global Land Areas, 1986-1995

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Data setISLSCP II CRU05 Climate Time Series for Global Land Areas, 1986-1995
Release date2011-06-13
ProjectISLSCP Initiative II (ISLSCP II)
Time Period1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31


This data set contains monthly climate time series data created by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, U.K.,for every year covering the period 1986 to 1995. This time series is a subset of a larger CRU monthly data set that covers the period of 1901 to 1996. The data comprise a suite of six climate elements: precipitation, mean temperature, diurnal temperature range, wet-day frequency, vapor pressure, and cloud cover. There are 13 files in this data set provided at 0.5 and 1.0 degree spatial resolutions.


Data set reference document


New, M., P.D. Jones, and M. Hulme. 2011. ISLSCP II CRU05 Climate Time Series (1986-1995) for Global Land Areas. In Hall, Forrest G., G. Collatz, B. Meeson, S. Los, E. Brown de Colstoun, and D. Landis (eds.). Data Set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1014
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  • 1_cru_monthly_climate_doc.pdf
  • 0_cru_readme.txt

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates 11.6 MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31 3.5 MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31 7.2 MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31 11.8 MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31 2.3 MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31 13.8 MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31 3.4 MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31 12.0 MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31 3.9 MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31 8.7 MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_climate_hd_changemap.asc 525.4 KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31 3.3 MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31 2.8 MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31

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