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

Abstract

A compilation of 610 station records of monthly surface air temperature has been assembled for the Southern Hemisphere, north of 62.5/sup 0/S. In order to use these data to construct the first grid point temperature data set for the Southern Hemisphere, the homogeneity of each of the station records has been assessed. Each station has been classed into one of three groups: immediately usable, corrected, or uncorrectable. The results are presented in tabular form. Of the 610 station records, 293 were used to produce a gridded data set on a 5/sup 0/ latitute by 10/sup 0/ longitude grid between 5/sup 0/S and 60/sup 0/S inclusive. Grid point anomalies for 1851 to 1984, with respect to the reference period 1951 to 1970, were interpolated from station data using a simple algorithm. In order to produce a best possible data set, Antarctic data were included after they became available in 1957. 18 refs., 6 figs.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
East Anglia Univ. (UK)
OSTI Identifier:
6042184
Report Number(s):
DOE/EV/10098-6
ON: DE86007205
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-86ER60397; 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; SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE; AMBIENT TEMPERATURE; COMPILED DATA; SURFACE AIR; AIR; DATA; EARTH PLANET; FLUIDS; GASES; INFORMATION; NUMERICAL DATA; PLANETS; 500100* - Environment, Atmospheric- Basic Studies- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Jones, P D, Raper, S C.B., Goodess, C M, Cherry, B S.G., and Wigley, T M.L. Grid point surface air temperature data set for the Southern Hemisphere. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Jones, P D, Raper, S C.B., Goodess, C M, Cherry, B S.G., & Wigley, T M.L. Grid point surface air temperature data set for the Southern Hemisphere. United States.
Jones, P D, Raper, S C.B., Goodess, C M, Cherry, B S.G., and Wigley, T M.L. Sat . "Grid point surface air temperature data set for the Southern Hemisphere". United States.
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title = {Grid point surface air temperature data set for the Southern Hemisphere},
author = {Jones, P D and Raper, S C.B. and Goodess, C M and Cherry, B S.G. and Wigley, T M.L.},
abstractNote = {A compilation of 610 station records of monthly surface air temperature has been assembled for the Southern Hemisphere, north of 62.5/sup 0/S. In order to use these data to construct the first grid point temperature data set for the Southern Hemisphere, the homogeneity of each of the station records has been assessed. Each station has been classed into one of three groups: immediately usable, corrected, or uncorrectable. The results are presented in tabular form. Of the 610 station records, 293 were used to produce a gridded data set on a 5/sup 0/ latitute by 10/sup 0/ longitude grid between 5/sup 0/S and 60/sup 0/S inclusive. Grid point anomalies for 1851 to 1984, with respect to the reference period 1951 to 1970, were interpolated from station data using a simple algorithm. In order to produce a best possible data set, Antarctic data were included after they became available in 1957. 18 refs., 6 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
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