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Daymet: Monthly Climate Summaries on a 1-km Grid for North America, Version 4

Overview

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1855
Version4
Project
Published2020-12-15
Updated2021-04-07
Usage965 downloads

Description

This dataset provides Daymet Version 4 monthly climate summaries derived from Daymet Version 4 daily data at a 1 km x 1 km spatial resolution for five Daymet variables: minimum and maximum temperature, precipitation, vapor pressure, and snow water equivalent. Monthly averages are provided for minimum and maximum temperature, vapor pressure, and snow water equivalent, and monthly totals are provided for the precipitation variable. Each data file is yearly by variable with 12 monthly time steps and covers the same period of record as the Daymet V4 daily data. The monthly climatology files are derived from the larger datasets of daily weather parameters produced on a 1 km x 1 km grid for North America, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Separate monthly files are provided for the land areas of continental North America (Canada, the United States, and Mexico), Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Data are distributed in standardized Climate and Forecast (CF)-compliant netCDF and geoTIFF file formats.

Science Keywords

  • ATMOSPHERE
  • PRECIPITATION
  • PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
  • WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • VAPOR PRESSURE
  • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE
  • SNOW/ICE
  • SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
  • SHORTWAVE RADIATION

Data Use and Citation

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Thornton, M.M., R. Shrestha, Y. Wei, P.E. Thornton, S. Kao, and B.E. Wilson. 2020. Daymet: Monthly Climate Summaries on a 1-km Grid for North America, Version 4. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1855

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  • Daymet_V4_Monthly_Climatology.pdf

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Additional Resources

TypeTitle
TutorialSpatial and Temporal Subsets of Daymet Data Using the THREDDS NetCDF Subset Service (NCSS) for Grids
WebinarAccessing Daymet Data Through Web-Based Tools and Services
WebinarNetCD-what? An Ecologist's Guide to Working with Daymet and other NetCDF-formatted Data

Version History

VersionDataset TitlePublished
2Daymet: Monthly Climate Summaries on a 1-km Grid for North America, Version 2 2016-03-17
3.4Daymet: Monthly Climate Summaries on a 1-km Grid for North America, Version 32017-04-19
4Daymet: Monthly Climate Summaries on a 1-km Grid for North America, Version 42020-12-15