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QESDI: Monthly climatology measurements for 1961-1990

Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2009-08-25
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QUEST projects both used and produced an immense variety of global data sets that needed to be shared efficiently between the project teams. These global synthesis data sets are also a key part of QUEST's legacy, providing a powerful way of communicating the results of QUEST among and beyond the UK Earth System research community.

This dataset contains monthly climatology measurements for 1961-1990.

Citable as:  Juckes, M. (2009): QESDI: Monthly climatology measurements for 1961-1990. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: QUEST, QESDI, climatology


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Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
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 delivered to BADC

File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.
Title CRU TS3.0
Abstract The CRU TS3.0 data are monthly gridded fields based on daily values -hence the ASCII and netcdf files both contain monthly mean values for the various parameters.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • units: deg C
  • var_id: temperature
  • long_name: Air temperature from surface stations
  • names: air_temperature, Air temperature from surface stations
  • units: deg C
  • var_id: dtr
  • long_name: Diurnal temperature range (max - min)
  • names: diurnal_temperature_range, Diurnal temperature range (max - min)
  • units: days
  • long_name: Frost day frequency
  • var_id: ground_frost
  • names: frost_days, Frost day frequency
  • standard_name: wind_speed
  • units: m/s
  • var_id: wind
  • long_name: Mean wind speed
  • names: wind_speed, Mean wind speed
  • units: percent
  • long_name: Percentage sunshine
  • var_id: sunshine
  • names: Percentage sunshine, sunshine
  • long_name: Precipitation
  • units: mm/month
  • var_id: precipitation_means
  • names: Precipitation
  • units: percent
  • standard_name: relative_humidity
  • var_id: relative_humidity
  • long_name: Realative humidity
  • names: relative_humidity, Realative humidity
  • units: days
  • long_name: Wet days (number per month)
  • var_id: wet_days
  • names: wet_days, Wet days (number per month)
  • var_id: climatology_bounds
  • units: percent
  • long_name: precipitation coefficient of variation (CV)
  • var_id: precipitation_cvs
  • names: precipitation_cv, precipitation coefficient of variation (CV)

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degree_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: lat
  • names: latitude
  • units: degree_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: lon
  • names: longitude
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
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