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  • The gridded CRU TS (time-series) 3.26 data are month-by-month variations in climate over the period 1901-2017, on high-resolution (0.5x0.5 degree) grids, produced by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. This version of CRU TS supersedes version 3.25, additionally however these data are superseded by the CRU TS 4.02 data which has a new processing methodology. This concurrent release of CRU TS 3.26 and CRU TS 4.02 is made to support users during the transition to the CRU TS version 4 data. No further releases of version 3 are planned. CRU TS 3.26 variables are cloud cover, diurnal temperature range, frost day frequency, PET, precipitation, daily mean temperature, monthly average daily maximum and minimum temperature, and vapour pressure for the period Jan. 1901 - Dec. 2017. CRU TS 3.26 data were produced using the same methodology as for the 3.21, 3.22, 3.23, 3.24.01, 3.26 datasets. This version contains updates the dataset with 2016 data, some new stations have been added for TMP and PRE only. This release is the latest release of the CRU TS data. Known issues predating this release remain. The CRU TS 3.26 data are monthly gridded fields based on monthly observational data, which are calculated from daily or sub-daily data by National Meteorological Services and other external agents. The ASCII and NetCDF data files both contain monthly mean values for the various parameters. All CRU TS output files are actual values - NOT anomalies.

  • The gridded Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Time-series (TS) data version 4.02 data are month-by-month variations in climate over the period 1901-2017, provided on high-resolution (0.5x0.5 degree) grids, produced by CRU at the University of East Anglia. The CRU TS4.02 variables are cloud cover, diurnal temperature range, frost day frequency, potential evapotranspiration (PET), precipitation, daily mean temperature, monthly average daily maximum and minimum temperature, and vapour pressure for the period January 1901 - December 2017. The CRU TS4.02 data were produced using angular-distance weighting (ADW) interpolation. All version 3 releases used triangulation routines in IDL. Please see the release notes for full details of this version update. CRU TS4.02 is a full release, differing only in methodology from the parallel 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 CRU TS4.02 data are monthly gridded fields based on monthly observational data calculated from daily or sub-daily data by National Meteorological Services and other external agents. The ASCII and NetCDF data files both contain monthly mean values for the various parameters. The NetCDF versions contain an additional integer variable, ’stn’, which provides, for each datum in the main variable, a count (between 0 and 8) of the number of stations used in that interpolation. The missing value code for 'stn' is -999. All CRU TS output files are actual values - NOT anomalies.

  • The gridded CRU TS (time-series) 3.24.01 data are month-by-month variations in climate over the period 1901-2015, on high-resolution (0.5x0.5 degree) grids, produced by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. CRU TS 3.24.01 variables are cloud cover, diurnal temperature range, frost day frequency, PET, precipitation, daily mean temperature, monthly average daily maximum and minimum temperature, and vapour pressure for the period Jan. 1901 - Dec. 2015. CRU TS 3.24.01 data were produced using the same methodology as for the 3.21 datasets. In addition to updating the dataset with 2015 data, some new stations have been added for TMP and PRE only. This release should be used in place of v3.24 which has been withdrawn. Known issues predating this release remain. The CRU TS 3.24.01 data are monthly gridded fields based on monthly observational data, which are calculated from daily or sub-daily data by National Meteorological Services and other external agents. The ASCII and netcdf data files both contain monthly mean values for the various parameters. All CRU TS output files are actual values - NOT anomalies.

  • This version of CRU TS 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. The gridded CRU TS (time-series) 3.25 data are month-by-month variations in climate over the period 1901-2016, on high-resolution (0.5x0.5 degree) grids, produced by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. CRU TS 3.25 variables are cloud cover, diurnal temperature range, frost day frequency, PET, precipitation, daily mean temperature, monthly average daily maximum and minimum temperature, and vapour pressure for the period Jan. 1901 - Dec. 2016. CRU TS 3.25 data were produced using the same methodology as for the 3.21, 3.22, 3.23 and 3.24.01 datasets. This version contains updates the dataset with 2016 data, some new stations have been added for TMP and PRE only. This release is the latest release of the CRU TS data. Known issues predating this release remain. The CRU TS 3.25 data are monthly gridded fields based on monthly observational data, which are calculated from daily or sub-daily data by National Meteorological Services and other external agents. The ASCII and NetCDF data files both contain monthly mean values for the various parameters. All CRU TS output files are actual values - NOT anomalies.

  • The gridded Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Time-series (TS) data version 4.03 data are month-by-month variations in climate over the period 1901-2018, provided on high-resolution (0.5x0.5 degree) grids, produced by CRU at the University of East Anglia. The CRU TS4.03 variables are cloud cover, diurnal temperature range, frost day frequency, potential evapotranspiration (PET), precipitation, daily mean temperature, monthly average daily maximum and minimum temperature, and vapour pressure for the period January 1901 - December 2018. The CRU TS4.03 data were produced using angular-distance weighting (ADW) interpolation. All version 4 releases used triangulation routines in IDL. Please see the release notes for full details of this version update. The CRU TS4.03 data are monthly gridded fields based on monthly observational data calculated from daily or sub-daily data by National Meteorological Services and other external agents. The ASCII and NetCDF data files both contain monthly mean values for the various parameters. The NetCDF versions contain an additional integer variable, ’stn’, which provides, for each datum in the main variable, a count (between 0 and 8) of the number of stations used in that interpolation. The missing value code for 'stn' is -999. All CRU TS output files are actual values - NOT anomalies.

  • The gridded Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Time-series (TS) data version 4.00 data are month-by-month variations in climate over the period 1901-2015, provided on high-resolution (0.5x0.5 degree) grids, produced by CRU at the University of East Anglia. The CRU TS4.00 variables are cloud cover, diurnal temperature range, frost day frequency, potential evapotranspiration (PET), precipitation, daily mean temperature, monthly average daily maximum and minimum temperature, and vapour pressure for the period January 1901 - December 2015. The CRU TS4.00 data were produced using angular-distance weighting (ADW) interpolation. All version 3 releases used triangulation routines in IDL. Please see the release notes for full details of this version update. CRU TS4.00 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 CRU TS4.00 data are monthly gridded fields based on monthly observational data calculated from daily or sub-daily data by National Meteorological Services and other external agents. The ASCII and NetCDF data files both contain monthly mean values for the various parameters. The NetCDF versions contain an additional variable, ’stn’, which provides, for each datum in the main variable, a count (between 0 and 8) of the number of stations used in that interpolation. All CRU TS output files are actual values - NOT anomalies.

  • The gridded Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Time-series (TS) data version 4.01 data are month-by-month variations in climate over the period 1901-2016, provided on high-resolution (0.5x0.5 degree) grids, produced by CRU at the University of East Anglia. The CRU TS4.01 variables are cloud cover, diurnal temperature range, frost day frequency, potential evapotranspiration (PET), precipitation, daily mean temperature, monthly average daily maximum and minimum temperature, and vapour pressure for the period January 1901 - December 2016. The CRU TS4.01 data were produced using angular-distance weighting (ADW) interpolation. All version 3 releases used triangulation routines in IDL. Please see the release notes for full details of this version update. CRU TS4.01 is a full release, differing only in methodology from the parallel 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 CRU TS4.01 data are monthly gridded fields based on monthly observational data calculated from daily or sub-daily data by National Meteorological Services and other external agents. The ASCII and NetCDF data files both contain monthly mean values for the various parameters. The NetCDF versions contain an additional integer variable, ’stn’, which provides, for each datum in the main variable, a count (between 0 and 8) of the number of stations used in that interpolation. The missing value code for 'stn' is -999. All CRU TS output files are actual values - NOT anomalies.

  • The CRU JRA V2.2 dataset is a 6-hourly, land surface, gridded time series of ten meteorological variables produced by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA), and is intended to be used to drive models. The variables are provided on a 0.5 deg latitude x 0.5 deg longitude grid, the grid is near global but excludes Antarctica (this is same as the CRU TS grid, though the set of variables is different). The data are available at a 6 hourly time-step from January 1901 to December 2020. The dataset is constructed by regridding data from the Japanese Reanalysis data (JRA) produced by the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), adjusting where possible to align with the CRU TS 4.05 data (see the Process section and the ReadMe file for full details). The CRU JRA data consists of the following ten meteorological variables: 2-metre temperature, 2-metre maximum and minimum temperature, total precipitation, specific humidity, downward solar radiation flux, downward long wave radiation flux, pressure and the zonal and meridional components of wind speed (see the ReadMe file for further details). The CRU JRA dataset is intended to be a replacement of the CRU NCEP forcing dataset. The CRU JRA dataset follows the style of Nicolas Viovy's original CRU NCEP dataset rather than that which is available from UCAR. A link to the CRU NCEP documentation for comparison is provided in the documentation section. If this dataset is used in addition to citing the dataset as per the data citation string users must also cite the following: Harris, I., Osborn, T.J., Jones, P. et al. Version 4 of the CRU TS monthly high-resolution gridded multivariate climate dataset. Sci Data 7, 109 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0453-3 Harris, I., Jones, P.D., Osborn, T.J. and Lister, D.H. (2014), Updated high-resolution grids of monthly climatic observations - the CRU TS3.10 Dataset. International Journal of Climatology 34, 623-642. Kobayashi, S., et. al., The JRA-55 Reanalysis: General Specifications and Basic Characteristics. J. Met. Soc. Jap., 93(1), 5-48 https://dx.doi.org/10.2151/jmsj.2015-001

  • The CRU JRA V2.1 dataset is a 6-hourly, land surface, gridded time series of ten meteorological variables produced by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA), and is intended to be used to drive models. The variables are provided on a 0.5 deg latitude x 0.5 deg longitude grid, the grid is near global but excludes Antarctica (this is same as the CRU TS grid, though the set of variables is different). The data are available at a 6 hourly time-step from January 1901 to December 2019. The dataset is constructed by regridding data from the Japanese Reanalysis data (JRA) produced by the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), adjusting where possible to align with the CRU TS 4.04 data (see the Process section and the ReadMe file for full details). The CRU JRA data consists of the following ten meteorological variables: 2-metre temperature, 2-metre maximum and minimum temperature, total precipitation, specific humidity, downward solar radiation flux, downward long wave radiation flux, pressure and the zonal and meridional components of wind speed (see the ReadMe file for further details). The CRU JRA dataset is intended to be a replacement of the CRU NCEP forcing dataset. The CRU JRA dataset follows the style of Nicolas Viovy's original CRU NCEP dataset rather than that which is available from UCAR. A link to the CRU NCEP documentation for comparison is provided in the documentation section. If this dataset is used in addition to citing the dataset as per the data citation string users must also cite the following: Harris, I., Osborn, T.J., Jones, P. et al. Version 4 of the CRU TS monthly high-resolution gridded multivariate climate dataset. Sci Data 7, 109 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0453-3 Harris, I., Jones, P.D., Osborn, T.J. and Lister, D.H. (2014), Updated high-resolution grids of monthly climatic observations - the CRU TS3.10 Dataset. International Journal of Climatology 34, 623-642. Kobayashi, S., et. al., The JRA-55 Reanalysis: General Specifications and Basic Characteristics. J. Met. Soc. Jap., 93(1), 5-48 https://dx.doi.org/10.2151/jmsj.2015-001

  • The CRU JRA V2.0 dataset is a 6-hourly, land surface, gridded time series of ten meteorological variables produced by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA), and is intended to be used to drive models. The variables are provided on a 0.5 deg latitude x 0.5 deg longitude grid, the grid is near global but excludes Antarctica (this is same as the CRU TS grid, though the set of variables is different) . The data are available at a 6 hourly time-step from January 1901 to December 2018. The dataset is constructed by combining data from the Japanese Reanalysis data (JRA) produced by the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) and adjusted where possible to align with the CRU TS 4.03 data (see the Process section and the ReadMe file for full details). The CRU JRA data consists of the following ten meteorological variables: 2-metre temperature, 2-metre maximum and minimum temperature, total precipitation, specific humidity, downward solar radiation flux, downward long wave radiation flux, pressure and the zonal and meridional components of wind speed (see the ReadMe file for further details). The CRU JRA dataset is intended to be a replacement of the CRU NCEP forcing dataset. The CRU JRA dataset follows the style of Nicolas Viovy's original CRU NCEP dataset rather than that which is available from UCAR. A link to the CRU NCEP documentation for comparison is provided in the documentation section. If this dataset is used in addition to citing the dataset as per the data citation string users must also cite the following: Harris, I., Jones, P.D., Osborn, T.J. and Lister, D.H. (2014), Updated high-resolution grids of monthly climatic observations - the CRU TS3.10 Dataset. International Journal of Climatology 34, 623-642. Kobayashi, S., et. al., The JRA-55 Reanalysis: General Specifications and Basic Characteristics. J. Met. Soc. Jap., 93(1), 5-48 https://dx.doi.org/10.2151/jmsj.2015-001