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CRUTEM4.2.0.0-2013-03: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Gridded Dataset of Global Historical Near-Surface Air TEMperature Anomalies Over Land (version Jan. 1850 - Mar. 2013)

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2013-09-19
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2013-07-19
DOI Publication Date: 2013-09-19
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 8 Files | 6MB

This dataset has been superseded. See Latest Version here

CRUTEM4 is a gridded dataset of global historical near-surface air temperature anomalies over land.

This specific version is CRUTEM4.2.0.0-2013-03, available for each month from January 1850 to March 2013, on a 5 degree grid.

Hemispheric and global anomaly series are provided.

The dataset is a collaborative product of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia and the Met Office Hadley Centre.

The CRUTEM4 dataset is updated on a monthly basis; these updates are available from the institutions listed below (see Links).

Citable as:  University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit; Osborn, T. (2013): CRUTEM4.2.0.0-2013-03: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Gridded Dataset of Global Historical Near-Surface Air TEMperature Anomalies Over Land (version Jan. 1850 - Mar. 2013). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, 19 September 2013. doi:10.5285/EECBA94F-62F9-4B7C-88D3-482F2C93C468.
Abbreviation: CRUTEM4.2.0.0-2013-03
Keywords: CRUTEM, Hadley, UEA, CRU


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Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were prepared by Climate Research Unit group at the University of East Anglia before submission to the BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
The Centre for Environmental Data Analysis have done no quality control on the data; they are as produced by the project team.
File Format:
All the data files (ASCII ".dat" and netcdf ".nc") are compressed (.gz extension). To understand how to read the CRUTEM4.2.0.0-2013-03 data files, please refer to the CRUTEM4.2.0.0-2013-03_File_Format_explained PDF documentation (under Linked Documentation below).

Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.

UEA Climatic Research Unit (CRU) CRUTEM gridding software deployed on UEA Climatic Research Unit (CRU) computer system


For details about the construction of the CRUTEM dataset, please refer to:

Osborn, T.J. and Jones, P.D., 2014: The CRUTEM4 land-surface air temperature data set: construction, previous versions and dissemination via Google Earth. Earth System Science Data 6, 61-68, doi:10.5194/essd-6-61-2014

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