The CRU CY3.21 dataset consists of country averages at a monthly, seasonal and annual frequency, for ten climate variables in 289 countries for the period Jan. 1901 to Dec. 2012. It was produced in 2013 by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia.
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).
CRU CY3.21 is derived directly from the CRU TS3.21 dataset. Version numbering is matched between the two datasets. The data are available as text files with the extension '.per' and can be opened by most text editors.
To understand the CRU-CY3.21 dataset, it is important to understand the construction and limitations of the underlying dataset, CRU TS3.21. It is therefore recommended that all users read the paper referenced below (Harris et al, 2014).
CRU CY data are available for download to all CEDA users.
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Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
CRU CY 3.21 data files acquired directly from CRU in 2013.
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.
The CRU CY data are provided as text files with the extension ".per", most text editors will open these files. See the linked file formats guide for more information.
|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.|