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ISLSCP II Climate Research Unit CRU05 Monthly Climate Data

Overview

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1015
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Published2011-06-13
Updated2011-06-13
Usage2266 downloads
Citations5 publications cited this dataset

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.

Science Keywords

  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • AIR TEMPERATURE
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
  • WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • HUMIDITY
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • CLOUDS
  • CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD FREQUENCY
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • PRECIPITATION
  • PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
  • LAND SURFACE
  • TOPOGRAPHY
  • TERRAIN ELEVATION
  • DIGITAL ELEVATION/TERRAIN MODEL (DEM)

Data Use and Citation

This dataset is openly shared, without restriction, in accordance with the NASA Data and Information Policy.

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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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  • 0_cru_mean_readme.txt
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