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Data set name

HadMAT1 - Quasi-global night marine air temperature analyses

Data holding centreHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodMonthly mean fields of night marine air temperature (NMAT, degrees C) from 1856 through to last month.
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Quasi-global

Observations 
Parameters

Air temperature

Instruments

Meteorological packages

Description 
Summary

Monthly mean fields of night marine air temperature (NMAT, degrees C) from 1856 through to last month. Quasi-global coverage on a 5 latitude x 5 longitude grid. Supersedes MOHMAT data sets. Quasi-global NMAT fields were created using a variety of techniques including Reduced Space Optimal Interpolation (RSOI). The HadMAT1 data set has been shown to be an improvement upon (and has superseded) the MOHMAT data set.

OriginatorsHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
References

Rayner, N.A., Parker, D.E., Horton, E.B., Folland, C.K., Alexander, L.V., Rowell, D.P., Kent, E.C., Kaplan, A. (2003) Global analyses of SST, sea ice and night marine air temperature since the late nineteenth century., Journal of Geophysical Research, 108.

Data web sitehttp://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/hadleycentre/obsdata/HadMAT1.html
Availability 
OrganisationHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactNick Rayner
Address

Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
Met Office FitzRoy Road
Exeter
Devon
EX1 3PB
United Kingdom

Emailnick.rayner@metoffice.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1026028
Global identifier1395
Last revised2009-11-30