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  • The CRU CY3.21 dataset consists of country averages at a monthly, seasonal and annual frequency, for ten climate variables in 289 countries for the period Jan. 1901 to Dec. 2012. It was produced in 2013 by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. Spatial averages are calculated using area-weighted means. Variables include cloud cover (cld), diurnal temperature range (dtr), frost day frequency (frs), precipitation (pre), daily mean temperature (tmp), monthly average daily maximum (tmx) and minimum (tmn) temperature, vapour pressure (vap), Potential Evapo-transpiration (pet) and wet day frequency (wet). CRU CY3.21 is derived directly from the CRU TS3.21 dataset. Version numbering is matched between the two datasets. The data are available as text files with the extension '.per' and can be opened by most text editors. To understand the CRU-CY3.21 dataset, it is important to understand the construction and limitations of the underlying dataset, CRU TS3.21. It is therefore recommended that all users read the paper referenced below (Harris et al, 2014). CRU CY data are available for download to all CEDA users.

  • The Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Country (CY) data version 4.05 dataset consists of ten climate variables for country averages at a monthly, seasonal and annual frequency: including cloud cover, diurnal temperature range, frost day frequency, precipitation, daily mean temperature, monthly average daily maximum and minimum temperature, vapour pressure, potential evapotranspiration and wet day frequency. This version uses the updated set of country definitions, please see the appropriate Release Notes. This dataset was produced in 2021 by CRU at the University of East Anglia and extends the CRU CY4.04 data to include 2020. The data are available as text files with the extension '.per' and can be opened by most text editors. Spatial averages are calculated using area-weighted means. CRU CY4.05 is derived directly from the CRU time series (TS) 4.05 dataset. CRU CY version 4.05 spans the period 1901-2020 for 292 countries. To understand the CRU CY4.05 dataset, it is important to understand the construction and limitations of the underlying dataset, CRU TS4.05. It is therefore recommended that all users read the Harris et al, 2020 paper and the CRU TS4.05 release notes listed in the online documentation on this record. CRU CY data are available for download to all CEDA users.

  • The Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Country (CY) data version 4.00 dataset consists of ten climate variables for country averages at a monthly, seasonal and annual frequency; including cloud cover, diurnal temperature range, frost day frequency, precipitation, daily mean temperature, monthly average daily maximum and minimum temperature, vapour pressure and potential evapotranspiration. This version uses the updated set of country definitions, please see the appropriate Release Notes. This dataset was produced in 2017 by CRU at the University of East Anglia and extends the CRU CY3.23 data to include 2015. CRU CY4.00 is a full release, differing only in methodology from the existing current release, v3.24.01. Both are released concurrently to support comparative evaluations between these two versions. The data are available as text files with the extension '.per' and can be opened by most text editors. Spatial averages are calculated using area-weighted means. CRU CY4.00 is derived directly from the CRU TS4.00 dataset. CRU CY version 4.00 spans the period 1901-2015 for 289 countries. To understand the CRU CY4.00 dataset, it is important to understand the construction and limitations of the underlying dataset, CRU TS4.00. It is therefore recommended that all users read the Harris et al, 2020 paper and the CRU TS4.00 release notes listed in the online documentation on this record. CRU CY data are available for download to all CEDA users.

  • The CRU CY version 3.22 dataset consists of country averages at a monthly, seasonal and annual frequency, for ten climate variables, including cloud cover, diurnal temperature range, frost day frequency, precipitation, daily mean temperature, monthly average daily maximum and minimum temperature, vapour pressure, Potential Evapo-transpiration and wet day frequency. This dataset was produced in 2014 by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. The data are available as text files with the extension '.per' and can be opened by most text editors. Spatial averages are calculated using area-weighted means. CRU CY3.22 is derived directly from the CRU TS3.22 dataset. CRU CY version 3.22 spans the period 1901-2013 for 289 countries. To understand the CRU-CY3.22 dataset, it is important to understand the construction and limitations of the underlying dataset, CRU TS3.22. It is therefore recommended that all users read the paper referenced below (Harris et al, 2014). CRU CY data are available for download to all CEDA users.

  • The CRU CY version 3.24.01 dataset consists of ten climate variables for country averages at a monthly, seasonal and annual frequency; including cloud cover, diurnal temperature range, frost day frequency, precipitation, daily mean temperature, monthly average daily maximum and minimum temperature, vapour pressure and potential evapotranspiration. This dataset was produced in 2016 by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia and replaces the withdrawn CRU CY 3.24. The data are available as text files with the extension '.per' and can be opened by most text editors. Spatial averages are calculated using area-weighted means. CRU CY3.24.01 is derived directly from the CRU TS3.24.01 dataset. CRU CY version 3.24.01 spans the period 1901-2015 for 289 countries. To understand the CRU-CY3.24.01 dataset, it is important to understand the construction and limitations of the underlying dataset, CRU TS3.24.01. It is therefore recommended that all users read the Harris et al, 2014 paper listed in the online documentation on this record. CRU CY data are available for download to all CEDA users.

  • The CRU CY version 3.26 dataset consists of ten climate variables for country averages at a monthly, seasonal and annual frequency; including cloud cover, diurnal temperature range, frost day frequency, precipitation, daily mean temperature, monthly average daily maximum and minimum temperature, vapour pressure and potential evapotranspiration. This dataset was produced in 2018 by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia and supersedes version 3.25, additionally however these data are superseded by the CRU CY 4.02 data which has a new processing methodology. This concurrent release of CRU CY 3.26 and CRU CY 4.02 is made to support users during the transition to the CRU CY version 4 data. No further releases of version 3 are planned. An updated set of country definitions have been introduced with this version. Please see the appropriate Release Notes. The data are available as text files with the extension '.per' and can be opened by most text editors. Spatial averages are calculated using area-weighted means. CRU CY3.26 is derived directly from the CRU TS3.26 dataset. CRU CY version 3.26 spans the period 1901-2017 for 289 countries. To understand the CRU-CY3.26 dataset, it is important to understand the construction and limitations of the underlying dataset, CRU TS3.26. It is therefore recommended that all users read the Harris et al, 2014 paper listed in the online documentation on this record. CRU CY data are available for download to all CEDA users.

  • The CRU CY version 3.24 dataset consists of country averages at a monthly, seasonal and annual frequency, for ten climate variables, including cloud cover, diurnal temperature range, frost day frequency, precipitation, daily mean temperature, monthly average daily maximum and minimum temperature, vapour pressure and Potential Evapo-transpiration. This dataset was produced in 2016 by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. The data are available as text files with the extension '.per' and can be opened by most text editors. Spatial averages are calculated using area-weighted means. CRU CY3.24 is derived directly from the CRU TS3.24 dataset. CRU CY version 3.24 spans the period 1901-2015 for 289 countries. To understand the CRU-CY3.24 dataset, it is important to understand the construction and limitations of the underlying dataset, CRU TS3.24. It is therefore recommended that all users read the Harris et al, 2014 paper listed in the online documentation on this record. CRU CY data are available for download to all CEDA users.

  • The Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Country (CY) data version 4.02 dataset consists of ten climate variables for country averages at a monthly, seasonal and annual frequency; including cloud cover, diurnal temperature range, frost day frequency, precipitation, daily mean temperature, monthly average daily maximum and minimum temperature, vapour pressure and potential evapotranspiration. This version uses the updated set of country definitions, please see the appropriate Release Notes. This dataset was produced in 2018 by CRU at the University of East Anglia and extends the CRU CY4.01 data to include 2017. CRU CY4.02 is a full release, differing only in methodology from the existing current version 3 release, v3.26. Both are released concurrently to support comparative evaluations between these two versions, however, this will be the last release of version 3. The data are available as text files with the extension '.per' and can be opened by most text editors. Spatial averages are calculated using area-weighted means. CRU CY4.02 is derived directly from the CRU TS4.02 dataset. CRU CY version 4.02 spans the period 1901-2017 for 289 countries. To understand the CRU CY4.02 dataset, it is important to understand the construction and limitations of the underlying dataset, CRU TS4.02. It is therefore recommended that all users read the Harris et al, 2020 paper and the CRU TS4.02 release notes listed in the online documentation on this record. CRU CY data are available for download to all CEDA users.

  • The Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Country (CY) data version 4.01 dataset consists of ten climate variables for country averages at a monthly, seasonal and annual frequency; including cloud cover, diurnal temperature range, frost day frequency, precipitation, daily mean temperature, monthly average daily maximum and minimum temperature, vapour pressure and potential evapotranspiration. This version uses the updated set of country definitions, please see the appropriate Release Notes. This dataset was produced in 2017 by CRU at the University of East Anglia and extends the CRU CY4.00 data to include 2016. CRU CY4.01 is a full release, differing only in methodology from the existing current version 3 release, v3.25. Both are released concurrently to support comparative evaluations between these two versions, however, this will be the last release of version 3. The data are available as text files with the extension '.per' and can be opened by most text editors. Spatial averages are calculated using area-weighted means. CRU CY4.01 is derived directly from the CRU TS4.01 dataset. CRU CY version 4.01 spans the period 1901-2016 for 289 countries. To understand the CRU CY4.01 dataset, it is important to understand the construction and limitations of the underlying dataset, CRU TS4.01. It is therefore recommended that all users read the Harris et al, 2020 paper and the CRU TS4.01 release notes listed in the online documentation on this record. CRU CY data are available for download to all CEDA users.

  • The Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Country (CY) data version 4.04 dataset consists of ten climate variables for country averages at a monthly, seasonal and annual frequency: including cloud cover, diurnal temperature range, frost day frequency, precipitation, daily mean temperature, monthly average daily maximum and minimum temperature, vapour pressure, potential evapotranspiration and wet day frequency. This version uses the updated set of country definitions, please see the appropriate Release Notes. This dataset was produced in 2020 by CRU at the University of East Anglia and extends the CRU CY4.03 data to include 2019. The data are available as text files with the extension '.per' and can be opened by most text editors. Spatial averages are calculated using area-weighted means. CRU CY4.04 is derived directly from the CRU time series (TS) 4.04 dataset. CRU CY version 4.04 spans the period 1901-2019 for 292 countries. To understand the CRU CY4.04 dataset, it is important to understand the construction and limitations of the underlying dataset, CRU TS4.04. It is therefore recommended that all users read the Harris et al, 2020 paper and the CRU TS4.04 release notes listed in the online documentation on this record. CRU CY data are available for download to all CEDA users.