This dataset contains a long time series of temperature for
central England. Monthly mean temperatures are available from
January 1659, and daily mean temperatures begin in January
1772. Both daily and monthly means are available into 1999.
There are two time series of monthly temperatures: one from
the U.K. Meteorological Office and one from Phil Jones at the
University of East Anglia. The two series are not identical,
but there are only a few significant differences, apparently due
to errors in one of the series, but which one is not known.
1659-01 to 1995-08
Met Office, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom
Climatic Research Unit, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
D.E. Parker, 1994: Effects of Changing Exposure of Thermometers at Land Stations Int. J. Climatol., 14, 1-31.
Parker, D.E., T.P. Legg, and C.K. Folland, 1992: A New Daily Central England Temperature Series, 1772-1991 Int. J. Climatol., 12, 317-342.
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
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