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ISLSCP II Climate Research Unit CRU05 Monthly Climate Data

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DatasetISLSCP II Climate Research Unit CRU05 Monthly Climate Data
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1015
Release date2011-06-13
ProjectInternational Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP II)
Time period1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31

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Citations420142017Publications citing this dataset
Downloads14492011-12-082017-10-1820733 total files downloaded

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.

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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 Climate Research Unit CRU05 Monthly Climate Data. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1015

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Data Files

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

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  • 0_cru_mean_readme.txt
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