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Daily Minimum and Maximum Temperature and Precipitation for Long Term Stations from the U.S. COOP Data


Daily minimum and maximum temperature and precipitation have been extracted for long term stations from the U.S. COOP station network. The data has been extracted for the period 1950 through 2004 for all stations which have a low percentage of missing data (generally less than 5%, analyzed independently by variable for each station). Data is available for stations from 46 states.

Temporal Range:
1950-01-01 to 2004-12-31
Maximum/Minimum Temperature Precipitation Amount
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Temporal Frequencies:
Every day
Data Types:
Platform Observation
Data Contributors:
Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Gerald A. Meehl, Claudia Tebaldi, Guy Walton, David Easterling, and Larry McDaniel, 2009: The relative increase of record high maximum temperatures compared to record low minimum temperatures in the U.S Geophysical Research Letters, In Press.

Total Volume:
1.3 GB
Data Formats:
Related RDA Datasets:
Daily Meteorological Data for U.S. Cooperative Stations from NCDC TD3200
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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