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Global Air Temperature and Precipitation Climatologies, by Willmott et al.


Cort J. Willmott, Kenji Matsuura and David R. Legates (Center for Climate Research, University of Deleware), created a new version of this dataset (version 2.01) in November 1998. You may find more recent data at the Willmott site.

Temporal Range:
1920 to 1980
Air Temperature Precipitation Amount
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Temporal Frequencies:
Monthly Climatology, Annual Climatology
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Center For Climate Research, Department of Geography, University of Delaware
Willmott, C.J. and K. Matsuura, 1995: Smart Interpolation of Annually Averaged Air Temperature in the United States J. Appl. Meteor., 34, 2577-2586.

Legates, D.R., and C.J. Willmott, 1990: Mean seasonal and spatial variability in gauge corrected, global precipitation Int. J. Climatol., 10, 111-127.

Total Volume:
50.11 MB
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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