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ISLSCP II Climate Research Unit CRU05 Monthly Climate Data

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Data setISLSCP II Climate Research Unit CRU05 Monthly Climate Data
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1015
Release date2011-06-13
ProjectInternational Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP II)
Time Period1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31

Description

This data set contains a mean monthly climatology for several climate variables averaged over the period from 1961 to 1990, and constructed from a data set of station 1961-1990 climatological normals, numbering between 19,800 (precipitation) and 3,615 (windspeed; see New et al, 1999 for details). The station data were interpolated as a function of latitude, longitude and elevation using thin-plate splines. The data comprise a suite of climate elements: precipitation, mean, maximum, and minimum temperature, frost frequency, diurnal temperature range, radiation, wet-day frequency, vapor pressure, wind, and cloud cover. There are 23 files in this data set provided at 0.5 and 1.0 degree spatial resolutions.

Documentation

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Citation

New, M., P.D. Jones, and M. Hulme. 2011. ISLSCP II Climate Research Unit (CRU) Monthly Climate Data. In Hall, Forrest G., G. Collatz, B. Meeson, S. Los, E. Brown de Colstoun, and D. Landis (eds.). Data Set. Available on-line [http://daac.ornl.gov/] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1015
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Project

International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP II): The International Satellite Land-Surface Climatology Project

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  • 0_cru_mean_readme.txt
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Data Files

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
cru5_cloud_covr_hd_1961-90.zip 776.0KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_wind_hd_1961-90.zip 696.6KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_temp_max_1d_1961-90.zip 388.1KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_diurnal_tmp_hd_1961-90.zip 1.2MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_temp_min_1d_1961-90.zip 389.7KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_cloud_covr_1d_1961-90.zip 275.6KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_radiation_1d_1961-90.zip 314.0KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_wetday_frq_hd_1961-90.zip 1.2MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_mean_hd_changemap.asc 525.4KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_temp_min_hd_1961-90.zip 1.4MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_frost_frq_hd_1961-90.zip 972.5KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_wetday_frq_1d_1961-90.zip 348.6KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_frost_frq_1d_1961-90.zip 267.7KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_radiation_hd_1961-90.zip 760.5KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_vapor_pres_hd_1961-90.zip 1.2MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_vapor_pres_1d_1961-90.zip 339.0KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_temp_max_hd_1961-90.zip 1.4MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_precip_hd_1961-90.zip 884.7KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_wind_1d_1961-90.zip 284.1KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_temp_mean_1d_1961-90.zip 386.6KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_temp_mean_hd_1961-90.zip 1.4MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_precip_1d_1961-90.zip 265.4KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31
cru5_diurnal_tmp_1d_1961-90.zip 346.2KB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31

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