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Global 30-Year Mean Monthly Climatology, 1961-1990 (New et al.)

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Data setGlobal 30-Year Mean Monthly Climatology, 1961-1990 (New et al.)
Release date2000-05-24
ProjectClimate Collections
Time Period1961-01-01 to 1991-01-01


A data set of mean monthly surface climate over global land areas, excluding Antarctica. Interpolated from station data to 0.5 degrees lat/lon for a range of variables: precipitation and wet-day frequency, mean temperature and diurnal temperature range (from which maximum temperature and minimum temperature can be determined), vapour pressure, sunshine, cloud cover, ground-frost frequency and windspeed.


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New, M., M. Hulme, and P.D. Jones. 2000. Global 30-Year Mean Monthly Climatology, 1961-1990 (New et al.). ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Companion Files

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  • cru05.htm
  • eastanglia_30yr_1961_1990.pdf
  • cru05_intro.doc
  • obsfileformat.doc
  • dataquality.txt
  • crupaper1961-1990.pdf

Data Files

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
ccld6190.dat 15.6 MB 1961-01-01 - 1991-01-01
cdtr6190.dat 15.6 MB 1961-01-01 - 1991-01-01
cfrs6190.dat 15.6 MB 1961-01-01 - 1991-01-01
cpre6190.dat 15.6 MB 1961-01-01 - 1991-01-01
crad6190.dat 15.6 MB 1961-01-01 - 1991-01-01
ctmn6190.dat 15.6 MB 1961-01-01 - 1991-01-01
ctmp6190.dat 15.6 MB 1961-01-01 - 1991-01-01
ctmx6190.dat 15.6 MB 1961-01-01 - 1991-01-01
cvap6190.dat 15.6 MB 1961-01-01 - 1991-01-01
cwet6190.dat 15.6 MB 1961-01-01 - 1991-01-01
cwnd6190.dat 15.6 MB 1961-01-01 - 1991-01-01

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