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Title: A Computer-Based Atlas of Global Instrumental Climate Data (DB1003)

Abstract

Color-shaded and contoured images of global, gridded instrumental data have been produced as a computer-based atlas. Each image simultaneously depicts anomaly maps of surface temperature, sea-level pressure, 500-mbar geopotential heights, and percentages of reference-period precipitation. Monthly, seasonal, and annual composites are available in either cylindrical equidistant or northern and southern hemisphere polar projections. Temperature maps are available from 1854 to 1991, precipitation from 1851 to 1989, sea-level pressure from 1899 to 1991, and 500-mbar heights from 1946 to 1991. The source of data for the temperature images is Jones et al.'s global gridded temperature anomalies. The precipitation images were derived from Eischeid et al.'s global gridded precipitation percentages. Grids from the Data Support Section, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) were the sources for the sea-level-pressure and 500-mbar geopotential-height images. All images are in GIF files (1024 × 822 pixels, 256 colors) and can be displayed on many different computer platforms. Each annual subdirectory contains 141 images, each seasonal subdirectory contains 563 images, and each monthly subdirectory contains 1656 images. The entire atlas requires approximately 340 MB of disk space, but users may retrieve any number of images at one time.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
DB1003
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) (United States); Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (USA); University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1389404
DOI:
10.3334/CDIAC/CLI.DB1003

Citation Formats

Bradley, Raymond S., Ahern, Linda G., and Keimig, Frank T. A Computer-Based Atlas of Global Instrumental Climate Data (DB1003). United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/CLI.DB1003.
Bradley, Raymond S., Ahern, Linda G., & Keimig, Frank T. A Computer-Based Atlas of Global Instrumental Climate Data (DB1003). United States. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/CLI.DB1003.
Bradley, Raymond S., Ahern, Linda G., and Keimig, Frank T. 1994. "A Computer-Based Atlas of Global Instrumental Climate Data (DB1003)". United States. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/CLI.DB1003. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1389404. Pub date:Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1994
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title = {A Computer-Based Atlas of Global Instrumental Climate Data (DB1003)},
author = {Bradley, Raymond S. and Ahern, Linda G. and Keimig, Frank T.},
abstractNote = {Color-shaded and contoured images of global, gridded instrumental data have been produced as a computer-based atlas. Each image simultaneously depicts anomaly maps of surface temperature, sea-level pressure, 500-mbar geopotential heights, and percentages of reference-period precipitation. Monthly, seasonal, and annual composites are available in either cylindrical equidistant or northern and southern hemisphere polar projections. Temperature maps are available from 1854 to 1991, precipitation from 1851 to 1989, sea-level pressure from 1899 to 1991, and 500-mbar heights from 1946 to 1991. The source of data for the temperature images is Jones et al.'s global gridded temperature anomalies. The precipitation images were derived from Eischeid et al.'s global gridded precipitation percentages. Grids from the Data Support Section, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) were the sources for the sea-level-pressure and 500-mbar geopotential-height images. All images are in GIF files (1024 × 822 pixels, 256 colors) and can be displayed on many different computer platforms. Each annual subdirectory contains 141 images, each seasonal subdirectory contains 563 images, and each monthly subdirectory contains 1656 images. The entire atlas requires approximately 340 MB of disk space, but users may retrieve any number of images at one time.},
doi = {10.3334/CDIAC/CLI.DB1003},
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place = {United States},
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