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CRU CY3.24: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Year-by-Year Variation of Selected Climate Variables by CountrY (CY) version 3.24 (Jan. 1901 - Dec. 2015)
Dataset (External)
Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Obsolete
Online Status: OFFLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2017-01-30
 
Latest Info: 2017-01-30: Data has been withdrawn by the data provider due to known errors in the gridded output from which this data is derived. Please see https://crudata.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/hrg/Known_Problems_CRU_TS_3.24.txt for further details.
Abstract

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.

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.

Citable as:  University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit; Harris, I.C. (2017): CRU CY3.24: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Year-by-Year Variation of Selected Climate Variables by CountrY (CY) version 3.24 (Jan. 1901 - Dec. 2015). Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/a38c710ef63c4e8c9a295501f1122dbf
Keywords:  CRU, CRU CY, climate
Previous Info:

2017-01-30 Data has been withdrawn by the data provider due to known errors in the gridded output from which this data is derived. Please see https://crudata.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/hrg/Known_Problems_CRU_TS_3.24.txt for further details. Show Less

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Abbreviation:
Not defined
Data lineage:

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 was v3.21 as it is based on CRU TS v3.21.

CRU CY 3.24 data files supplied to CEDA for long term archival by CRU in October 2016.

The CRU CY 3.24 data were withdrawn in January 2017 due to known issues with the data.

Data Quality:
CRU CY 3.24 has been withdrawn due to data quality issues and is replaced by CRU CY 3.24.01
File Format:
NetCDF and ASCII
Process overview
This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.

Title
UEA Climate Research Unit (CRU) High Resolution gridding software deployed on UEA Climate Research Unit (CRU) computer system
Abstract
This computation involved: UEA Climate Research Unit (CRU) High Resolution gridding software deployed on UEA Climate Research Unit (CRU) computer system. For details about the production of CRU TS and CRU CY datasets, please refer to Harris et al. (2014) - see link below.
Input Description
None
Output Description
None
Software Reference
None
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Temporal Range
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Geographic Extent

  90.0000°  
-180.0000°     180.0000°
  -60.0000°  
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