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Historical Monthly Gridded Global Land Precipitation Climatology

| DOI: 10.5065/92XP-XW03

This historical dataset is recommended for ancillary use only and not as a primary research dataset. It has likely been superseded by a newer, improved dataset.


A historic monthly gridded precipitation dataset for global land areas. This dataset contains monthly precipitation from station rain gauges which have been averaged for geographic boxes for January, 1900 through December, 1998. The data is available for both a 5 degree by 5 degree grid and a 2.5 degree latitude by 3.75 degree longitude grid, but values are only available over land.

Temporal Range:
1900-01-01 to 1998-12-31
Precipitation Amount
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Temporal Frequencies:
Every month
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Climatic Research Unit, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
Total Volume:
16.59 MB
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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