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


DatasetSAFARI 2000 Global Historical Climatology Network, V. 1, 1874-1990
Release date2002-04-01
Time period1874-07-01 to 1990-12-31

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Downloads1392007-12-182017-11-07616 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.

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

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  • ghcn_v1_readme.pdf
  • 0_readme.txt