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ISLSCP II CRU05 Climate Time Series for Global Land Areas, 1986-1995


DatasetISLSCP II CRU05 Climate Time Series for Global Land Areas, 1986-1995
Release date2011-06-13
Time period1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31

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This data set contains monthly climate time series data created by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, U.K.,for every year covering the period 1986 to 1995. This time series is a subset of a larger CRU monthly data set that covers the period of 1901 to 1996. The data comprise a suite of six climate elements: precipitation, mean temperature, diurnal temperature range, wet-day frequency, vapor pressure, and cloud cover. There are 13 files in this data set provided at 0.5 and 1.0 degree spatial resolutions.

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New, M., P.D. Jones, M. Hulme, F.G. Hall, G.J. Collatz, B.W. Meeson, S.O. Los, E.Brown De Colstoun, and D.R. Landis. 2011. ISLSCP II CRU05 Climate Time Series for Global Land Areas, 1986-1995. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates 11.6MB 1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31 3.5MB 1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31 7.2MB 1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31 11.8MB 1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31 2.3MB 1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31 13.8MB 1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31 3.4MB 1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31 12.0MB 1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31 3.9MB 1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31 8.7MB 1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31
cru5_climate_hd_changemap.asc 525.4KB 1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31 3.3MB 1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31 2.8MB 1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31

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  • 1_cru_monthly_climate_doc.pdf
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