Hulme Monthly Precipitation from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU)

SOURCE:CRU

DATA DESCRIPTION: Precipitation data made available by Mike Hulme of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) is available here in netCDF.

FORMAT: netCDF

GRID: 2.5 x 3.75 degree grid (land only;ocean values set to msg); 5.0 x 5.0 degree grid (land only;ocean values set to msg)

LEVELS: Surface

TIMES: monthly, annual climatology

CURRENT HOLDINGS: 1900 - 1998

FIELDS:

Description Name Units Levels
Precipitation Prc mm surface
Precipitation PrcAnn mm surface

MSS Directory and filenames:

  • /CA/CRU/Prc23_19001998.nc
  • /CA/CRU/Prc55_19001998.nc


RELEVANT REFERENCES:

  • Hulme,M. (1992) A 1951-80 global land precipitation climatology for the evaluation of General Circulation Models Climate Dynamics, 7, 57-72
  • Hulme,M. (1994) Validation of large-scale precipitation fields in General Circulation Models pp.387-406 in, Global precipitations and climate change (eds.) Desbois,M. and Desalmand,F., NATO ASI Series, Springer- Verlag, Berlin, 466pp.
  • Hulme,M., Osborn,T.J. and T.C.Johns (1998) Precipitation sensitivity to global warming: Comparison of observations with HadCM2 simulations Geophys. Res. Letts., 25, 3379-3382.