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CRU CY3.24.01: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Year-by-Year Variation of Selected Climate Variables by CountrY (CY) version 3.24.01 (Jan. 1901 - Dec. 2015)
Dataset
Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2017-02-13
DOI Publication Date: 2017-08-25
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Abstract

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This dataset was produced in 2016 by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia and replaces the withdrawn CRU CY 3.24.

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.

Citable as:  University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit; Harris, I.C.; Jones, P.D. (2017): CRU CY3.24.01: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Year-by-Year Variation of Selected Climate Variables by CountrY (CY) version 3.24.01 (Jan. 1901 - Dec. 2015). Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 25 August 2017. doi:10.5285/f45823cb32374e38adb5c6486744ac44. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/f45823cb32374e38adb5c6486744ac44
Keywords:  CRU, CRU CY, climate
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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The CRU CY 3.24 data were withdrawn in January 2017 due to known issues with the data.

CRU CY 3.24.01 data files supplied to CEDA for long term archival by CRU in January 2017.

Data Quality:
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. An advisory note was issued by CRU in July 2013 regarding an issue in the spatial area of Northeast Africa, for the PRE and WET variables only. Details are given in the documentation as part of the archive.
File Format:
The data are provided in NetCDF and ASCII formats
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.
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Output Description
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Temporal Range
1901-01-01T00:00:00
2015-12-31T00:00:00
Geographic Extent

  90.0000°  
-180.0000°     180.0000°
  -60.0000°  
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