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Central England Temperatures, Manley, 1659-1995

| DOI: 10.5065/Z0WY-9Z53

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.

Temporal Range:
1659-01 to 1995-08
Air Temperature
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Data Types:
Platform Observation
Data Contributors:
Met Office, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom
Climatic Research Unit, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
Related Resources:
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.

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