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Data set name

Monthly, seasonal and annual climatology on 2.5 deg x 2.5 deg grid (1950-1979)

Data holding centreHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1950 to 1979
OngoingNo
Geographical area

45° S to 90° N

Observations 
Parameters

Air pressure; Air temperature; Precipitation and evaporation; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Meteorological packages; sea level recorders; precipitation samplers; water body temperature sensor

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises surface air temperature, precipitation, sea level pressure and sea surface temperature for the period 1950 to 1979. Monthly, seasonal and annual values with interannual standard deviations are available on a 2.5 x 2.5 grid in PP format. Coverage is limited to 45 S to 90 N. Note the Hadley Centre comments: Original sea surface temperature global climatology is that of Shea, Trenberth and Reynolds. Precipitation climatology has been used successfully.

OriginatorsHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
References

Shea, D.J. (1986) Climatological Atlas: 1950-1979. Surface Air Temperature, Precipitation, Sea Level Pressure and Sea Surface Temperature. (45 ° S - 90 ° N). Boulder, Colorado. NCAR Technical Note 269. Lakeland, C. 1987. Shea Data 1950-79, 45 ° S - 90 ° N. Met O 20 Internal Note No. 74.,

Data web sitehttp://www.meto.gov.uk/sec5/CR_div/cr_info.html
Availability 
OrganisationHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. David A. Bennetts
Address

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

Emaildabennetts@.metoffice.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1026022
Global identifier365
Last revised2009-11-11