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Climatic Research Unit (CRU) time-series datasets of variations in climate with variations in other phenomena
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Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2008-12-10
DOI Publication Date: No DOI
 
Latest Info: 2017-02-14: The latest version of the CRU TS data - version 3.24.01 - is now available, spanning 1901-2015.
Abstract

TS (time-series) datasets are month-by-month variation in climate over the last century or so as produced by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. These are calculated on high-resolution (0.5x0.5 degree) grids, which are based on an archive of monthly mean temperatures provided by more than 4000 weather stations distributed around the world. They allow variations in climate to be studied, and include variables such as cloud cover, diurnal temperature range, frost day frequency, precipitation, daily mean temperature, monthly average daily maximum temperature, vapour pressure, Potential Evapo-transpiration and wet day frequency.

At present, the BADC holds the latest Time Series data generated by CRU for the period 1901-2013. Those are available as CRU TS 3.22 data. The BADC also holds the preliminary CRU TS3.00 datasets for the period 1901-2006 as well as the subsequent CRU TS 3.10, CRU TS 3.20 and CRU TS 3.21 datasets for the periods 1901-2009, 1901-2011 and 1901-2012 respectively.

The CRU TS data are monthly gridded fields based on daily values -hence the ASCII and netcdf files both contain monthly mean values for the various parameters.

Citable as:  University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit; Jones, P.D.; Harris, I.C. (2008): Climatic Research Unit (CRU) time-series datasets of variations in climate with variations in other phenomena. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/3f8944800cc48e1cbc29a5ee12d8542d
Keywords:  Not defined
CRU TS3.00: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Time-Series (TS) Version 3.00 of High Resolution Gridded Data of Month-by-month Variation in Climate (Jan. 1901 - Dec.2006)
CRU TS3.10: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Time-Series (TS) Version 3.10 of High Resolution Gridded Data of Month-by-month Variation in Climate (Jan. 1901 - Dec. 2009)
CRU TS3.20: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Time-Series (TS) Version 3.20 of High Resolution Gridded Data of Month-by-month Variation in Climate (Jan. 1901 - Dec. 2011)
CRU TS3.21: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Time-Series (TS) Version 3.21 of High Resolution Gridded Data of Month-by-month Variation in Climate (Jan. 1901- Dec. 2012)
CRU TS3.22: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Time-Series (TS) Version 3.22 of High Resolution Gridded Data of Month-by-month Variation in Climate (Jan. 1901- Dec. 2013)
CRU TS3.23: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Time-Series (TS) Version 3.23 of High Resolution Gridded Data of Month-by-month Variation in Climate (Jan. 1901- Dec. 2014)
CRU TS3.24.01: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Time-Series (TS) Version 3.24.01 of High Resolution Gridded Data of Month-by-month Variation in Climate (Jan. 1901- Dec. 2015)
CRU TS3.24: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Time-Series (TS) Version 3.24 of High Resolution Gridded Data of Month-by-month Variation in Climate (Jan. 1901- Dec. 2015)
CRU TS4.00: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Time-Series (TS) Version 4.00 of High Resolution Gridded Data of Month-by-month Variation in Climate (Jan. 1901- Dec. 2015)
Previous Info:

2017-02-14 The latest version of the CRU TS data - version 3.24.01 - is now available, spanning 1901-2015.

2015-10-15 The latest version of the CRU TS data - version 3.23 - is now available, spanning 1901-2014.

Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dataent_12354835493227111
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dataent_1256223773328276
Abbreviation:
cru_ts
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