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May's Global Surface Temperature Climate Analyses, daily 1979-1989Jun

| DOI: 10.5065/6VZB-0C86

This dataset contains ensemble means and standard deviations computed for daily temperature minimum and maximum, daily mean temperature and the difference between the daily minimum and maximum for 3,905 global land stations. Both smoothed and unsmoothed means and standard deviations are computed using data from the period January, 1979 through June, 1989.

Data is also available on a 2.5 degree latitude-longitude grid. Fields available on these grids include monthly mean daily minimum, maximum and mean temperature and the temperature difference. Annual mean daily minimum, maximum and mean temperatures are also available on the 2.5 degree grid. Several other statistical quantities are also available on this grid.

Please see NCAR technical report titled "The Annual Variation of Surface Temperature over the World" for more information about the data available in this dataset.

Temporal Range:
1979-01 to 1989-06
Air Temperature
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Temporal Frequencies:
Daily Climatology
Data Types:
Grid ,  Platform Observation
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Climate Analysis Section, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
May, W., D. J. Shea, and R. A. Madden, 1992: The Annual Variation of Surface Temperatures over the World. TN-372+STR, National Center for Atmospheric Research, 145 pp.

Total Volume:
104.87 MB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation), Binary (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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