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Title: Grid point surface air temperature data set for the Northern Hemisphere

Abstract

A compilation of 2666 station records of monthly surface air temperature has been assembled for the Northern Hemisphere. In order to use these data to form a gridded data set for the Northern Hemisphere we have assessed, where possible, the homogeneity of each of these records. The results of this assessment are presented and stations are classed as immediately usable, corrected or uncorrectable. Full details of how this has been achieved for each station are presented in tabular form. Of the 2666 station records, 1584 were used to produce the gridded temperature data set. Temperature anomalies were calculated with respect to the appropriate monthly mean for the reference period 1951-70 using the homogenized data. Anomalies at each point of a 5/sup 0/ latitude by 10/sup 0/ longitude grid were interpolated from the station data for each month for the period 1851 to 1984. 25 refs., 5 figs.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Univ., Amherst (USA); East Anglia Univ. (UK); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, CO (USA). Environmental Research Labs.
OSTI Identifier:
5647780
Report Number(s):
DOE/EV/10098-2
ON: DE85015609
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-81EV10739; AC02-79EV10098
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; NORTHERN HEMISPHERE; AMBIENT TEMPERATURE; DATA COMPILATION; MONTHLY VARIATIONS; SURFACE AIR; AIR; DATA; EARTH PLANET; FLUIDS; GASES; INFORMATION; NUMERICAL DATA; PLANETS; VARIATIONS; 500100* - Environment, Atmospheric- Basic Studies- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Jones, P D, Raper, S C.B., Santer, B, Cherry, B S.G., Goodess, C, Kelly, P M, Wigley, T M.L., Bradley, R S, and Diaz, H F. Grid point surface air temperature data set for the Northern Hemisphere. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Jones, P D, Raper, S C.B., Santer, B, Cherry, B S.G., Goodess, C, Kelly, P M, Wigley, T M.L., Bradley, R S, & Diaz, H F. Grid point surface air temperature data set for the Northern Hemisphere. United States.
Jones, P D, Raper, S C.B., Santer, B, Cherry, B S.G., Goodess, C, Kelly, P M, Wigley, T M.L., Bradley, R S, and Diaz, H F. Mon . "Grid point surface air temperature data set for the Northern Hemisphere". United States.
@article{osti_5647780,
title = {Grid point surface air temperature data set for the Northern Hemisphere},
author = {Jones, P D and Raper, S C.B. and Santer, B and Cherry, B S.G. and Goodess, C and Kelly, P M and Wigley, T M.L. and Bradley, R S and Diaz, H F},
abstractNote = {A compilation of 2666 station records of monthly surface air temperature has been assembled for the Northern Hemisphere. In order to use these data to form a gridded data set for the Northern Hemisphere we have assessed, where possible, the homogeneity of each of these records. The results of this assessment are presented and stations are classed as immediately usable, corrected or uncorrectable. Full details of how this has been achieved for each station are presented in tabular form. Of the 2666 station records, 1584 were used to produce the gridded temperature data set. Temperature anomalies were calculated with respect to the appropriate monthly mean for the reference period 1951-70 using the homogenized data. Anomalies at each point of a 5/sup 0/ latitude by 10/sup 0/ longitude grid were interpolated from the station data for each month for the period 1851 to 1984. 25 refs., 5 figs.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {7}
}

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