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  • This version of CRU CY is superseded by version 4.01. It is being made available to assist with users moving to the new process. 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. The CRU CY version 3.25 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 2017 by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia and extends CRU CY 3.24.01. Spatial averages are calculated using area-weighted means. CRU CY3.25 is derived directly from the CRU TS3.25 dataset. CRU CY version 3.25 spans the period 1901-2016 for 289 countries. To understand the CRU-CY3.25 dataset, it is important to understand the construction and limitations of the underlying dataset, CRU TS3.25. 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 3.24.01 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This dataset was produced in 2016 by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia and replaces the withdrawn CRU CY 3.24.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 3.24 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 4.00 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 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 4.03 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 2019 by CRU at the University of East Anglia and extends the CRU CY4.02 data to include 2018. 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 CY4.03 is derived directly from the CRU time series (TS) 4.03 dataset. CRU CY version 4.03 spans the period 1901-2018 for 292 countries. To understand the CRU CY4.03 dataset, it is important to understand the construction and limitations of the underlying dataset, CRU TS4.03. It is therefore recommended that all users read the Harris et al, 2020 paper and the CRU TS4.03 release notes listed in the online documentation on this record. CRU CY data are available for download to all CEDA users.

  • The CRU CY datasets consists of country averages at a monthly, seasonal and annual frequency, for ten climate variables in 289 countries. 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). The CRU CY datasets produced by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. Spatial averages are calculated using area-weighted means. CRU CY is derived directly from the CRU TS dataset and version numbering is matched between the two datasets. Thus, the first official version of CRU CY is v3.21, as it is based on CRU TS v3.21 (1901-2012) and the latest version of CRU-CY is v4.03, as it is based on CRU TS v4.03. The data are available as text files with the extension '.per' and can be opened by most text editors. To understand the CRU-CY dataset, it is important to understand the construction and limitations of the underlying dataset, CRU TS. It is therefore recommended that all users read the paper referenced below (Harris et al, 2014).

  • The CRU CY datasets consists of country averages at a monthly, seasonal and annual frequency, for ten climate variables in 289 countries. 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). The CRU CY datasets produced by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. Spatial averages are calculated using area-weighted means. CRU CY is derived directly from the CRU TS dataset and version numbering is matched between the two datasets. Thus, the first official version of CRU CY is v3.21, as it is based on CRU TS v3.21 (1901-2012) and the latest version of CRU-CY is v3.26 based on CRU TS v3.26 (1901-2017) for 289 countries. The data are available as text files with the extension '.per' and can be opened by most text editors. To understand the CRU-CY dataset, it is important to understand the construction and limitations of the underlying dataset, CRU TS. It is therefore recommended that all users read the paper referenced below (Harris et al, 2014).

  • 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 4.02 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.