This dataset provides Daymet Version 4 R1 data as gridded estimates of daily weather parameters for North America, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Daymet variables include the following parameters: minimum temperature, maximum temperature, precipitation, shortwave radiation, vapor pressure, snow water equivalent, and day length. The dataset covers the period from January 1, 1980, to December 31 (or December 30 in leap years) of the most recent full calendar year for the Continental North America and Hawaii spatial regions. Data for Puerto Rico is available starting in 1950. Each subsequent year is processed individually at the close of a calendar year. Daymet variables are provided as individual files, by variable and year, at a 1 km x 1 km spatial resolution and a daily temporal resolution. Areas of Hawaii and Puerto Rico are available as files separate from the continental North America. Data are in a North America Lambert Conformal Conic projection and are distributed in a standardized Climate and Forecast (CF)-compliant netCDF file format. In Version 4 R1 (ver 4.4), all 2020 and 2021 files were updated to improve predictions especially in high-latitude areas. It was found that input files used for deriving 2020 and 2021 data had, for a significant portion of Canadian weather stations, missing daily variable readings for the month of January. NCEI has corrected issues with the Environment Canada ingest feed which led to the missing readings. The revised 2020 and 2021 Daymet V4 R1 files were derived with new GHCNd inputs. Files outside of 2020 and 2021 have not changed from the previous V4 release.
- ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
- WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
- VAPOR PRESSURE
- ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
- SHORTWAVE RADIATION
- PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
- 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
- ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
- SURFACE TEMPERATURE
- MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
- SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT
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|2||Daymet: Daily Surface Weather Data on a 1-km Grid for North America, Version 2||2014-05-15|
|3.4||Daymet: Daily Surface Weather Data on a 1-km Grid for North America, Version 3||2016-07-15|
|4.2||Daymet: Daily Surface Weather Data on a 1-km Grid for North America, Version 4||2020-12-15|
|4.5||Daymet: Daily Surface Weather Data on a 1-km Grid for North America, Version 4 R1||2022-11-01|