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SAFARI 2000 Global Historical Climatology Network, V. 1, 1874-1990

Data Set Overview

Data setSAFARI 2000 Global Historical Climatology Network, V. 1, 1874-1990
Release date2002-04-01
ProjectSouthern African Regional Science Initiative Project (SAFARI 2000)
Time period1874-07-01 to 1990-12-31

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CountEarliest DateLatest DateData Usage
Downloads1382007-12-182017-03-16606 total files downloaded


This data set consists of a southern African subset of the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) Version 1 database. All stations with the following bounding coordinates are included in this subset: 5W - 60E and 5N - 35S. There are three files available, one each for precipitation, temperature, and pressure data. Within this subset the oldest data date from 1874 and the most recent from 1990.

Data set documentation


Vose, R.S., R.L. Schmoyer, P.M. Steurer, T.C. Peterson, R. Heim, T.R. Karl, and J.K. Eischeid. 2002. SAFARI 2000 Global Historical Climatology Network, V. 1, 1874-1990. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data Files

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
African_subset_stations.csv 47.9KB 1874-07-01 - 1990-12-31
ghcn_precip_stations.dat 118.4KB 1874-07-01 - 1990-12-31
ghcn_pressure_stations.dat 30.9KB 1874-07-01 - 1990-12-31
ghcn_temp_stations.dat 41.1KB 1874-07-01 - 1990-12-31
precip.dat 3.3MB 1874-07-01 - 1990-12-31
pressure.dat 458.6KB 1874-07-01 - 1990-12-31
temp.dat 551.7KB 1874-07-01 - 1990-12-31

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Data set has 2 companion files.

  • ghcn_v1_readme.pdf
  • 0_readme.txt