Historical Monthly and Derived Temperature Products Downscaled from CRU TS data via the delta method - 2 km

This set of files includes downscaled historical estimates of monthly totals, and derived annual, seasonal, and decadal means of monthly average temperature (in degrees Celsius, no unit conversion necessary) from 1901 - 2006 (CRU TS 3.0) or 2009 (CRU TS 3.1) or 2015 (CRU TS 4.0) at 2km x 2km spatial resolution.

CRU TS 4.0 is only available as monthly files at this point.

For seasonal means, the four seasons are referred to by the first letter of 3 months making up that season:

  • JJA: summer (June, July, August)

  • SON: fall (September, October, November)

  • DJF: winter (December, January, February)

  • MAM: spring (March, April, May)

The downscaling process utilizes PRISM climatological datasets from 1961-1990.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Spatial resolution

2000 meters

Temporal extent

Start date: January 1901

End date: December 2015

Credits

The following people worked on producing this data set:

  • Matthew Leonawicz
  • Michael Lindgren
  • Tom Kurkowski
  • Scott Rupp
  • John Walsh
Field Value
Source http://data.snap.uaf.edu/data/Base/AK_CAN_2km/historical/CRU_TS/Historical_Monthly_and_Derived_Temperature_Products_2km_CRU_TS/
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