CRU Surface Temperature Anomalies (1851-2002)

SOURCE: Climatic Research Unit, Phil Jones and A. Moberg: http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk

DATA DESCRIPTION: Please see:

  • Jones, P.D. and A. Moberg, 2003: Hemispheric and Large-Scale Surface Air Temperature Variations: An Extensive Revision and an Update to 2001, J. Clim., 16, 206-223.

FORMAT: netCDF

GRID: Global - 5 degree grid [lon=72, lat=36]

LEVELS: Surface

TIMES: monthly

CURRENT HOLDINGS: Jan 1851 - Apr 2003

FIELDS:

Description Name Units Levels
Land-air temperature anomalies TA C surface
Global temperature anomalies TA C surface
1961-1990 Surface Temperature Climatology T C surface

MSS Directory: /CA/CRU/

Filename:

  • TAland_18512002.nc for Land Air Temperature Anomalies
  • TAglob_18702002.nc for Global Temperature Anomalies
  • Tclim_19611990.nc for Absolute Temperatures for the 1961-1990 base period
  • Note: the original crutem2.nc, crutem2v.nc, hadcrut2.nc, hadcrut2v.nc, absolute.nc files are also available.
  • These files from http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk were updated on the NCAR MSS 09/13/05.