High Resolution Data


DATA SETS    

 

 

A dataset of mean monthly surface climate over global land areas, excluding Antarctica. Interpolated from station data to 10 minute lat/lon for a range of variables: precipitation and wet-day frequency, mean temperature and diurnal temperature range (from which maximum temperature and minimum temperature can be determined), vapour pressure, sunshine, cloud cover, ground-frost frequency and windspeed.

Spatial Coverage:

10 global coverage

Temporal Coverage:

1961-1990

Scientific Research/Reference:

  • Mitchell, T.D., Hulme, M. and New, M., 2002: Climate data for political areas. Area 34, 109-112
    WHOLE PAPER AS PDF
  • Mitchell, T. D., et al, 2003: A comprehensive set of climate scenarios for Europe and the globe. In preparation.
  • New, M., Hulme, M. and Jones, P.D., 1999: Representing twentieth century space-time climate variability. Part 1: development of a 1961-90 mean monthly terrestrial climatology. Journal of Climate 12, 829-856
    ABSTRACT(AND WHOLE PAPER FOR SUBSCRIBERS)
  • New, M., Hulme, M. and Jones, P.D., 2000: Representing twentieth century space-time climate variability. Part 2: development of 1901-96 monthly grids of terrestrial surface climate. Journal of Climate13, 2217-2238
    ABSTRACT(AND WHOLE PAPER FOR SUBSCRIBERS)
  • New, M., Lister, D., Hulme, M. and Makin, I., 2002: A high-resolution data set of surface climate over global land areas. Climate Research 21
    ABSTRACT(AND WHOLE PAPER FOR SUBSCRIBERS)

Data:

  • Available parameters are:
  • Mean temperature,
  • Diurnal range,
  • Max./min temp.,
  • Precipitation,
  • Wet days,
  • Vapor pressure,
  • Cloud, radiation,
  • Frost days,
  • Wind speed.

 

10 format

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Data is in text format

 

Documentation

This data is compiled by the CRU and the Tyndall Center.