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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
ProjectISLSCP Initiative II (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. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1015
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Project

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

Project data set list for ISLSCP Initiative II (ISLSCP II).

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  • 0_cru_mean_readme.txt
  • 1_cru_monthly_mean_doc.pdf

Data Files

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

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