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LBA Regional Global Historical Climatology Network, V. 1, 1832-1990


DatasetLBA Regional Global Historical Climatology Network, V. 1, 1832-1990
Release date2004-01-28
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment (LBA-ECO)
Time period1832-07-01 to 1990-12-31

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CountEarliest DateLatest DateData Usage
Downloads882007-12-022017-08-01518 total files downloaded


This data set consists of a subset of the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) Version 1 database for the study area of the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) in South America (i.e., longitude 85 to 30 degrees W, latitude 25 degrees S to 10 degrees N). There are three files available, one each for precipitation, temperature, and pressure data. Within this subset the oldest data date from 1832 and the most recent from 1990. More information about LBA and links to other LBA project sites can be found at

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Vose, R.S., R.L. Schmoyer, P.M. Steurer, T.C. Peterson, R. Heim, T.R. Karl, and J.K. Eischeid. 2002. LBA Regional Global Historical Climatology Network, V. 1, 1832-1990. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesCompanion file
newlba_ghcnprecip.dat 1.5MB 1832-07-01 to 1990-12-31
newlba_ghcnpress.dat 278.2KB 1832-07-01 to 1990-12-31
newlba_ghcntemp.dat 514.2KB 1832-07-01 to 1990-12-31

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Dataset has 4 companion files.

  • lba_inventory_readme.txt
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