dataset : U.S. Climate Divisional Dataset Version 2

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Centers for Environmental Information NCEI


U.S. Climate Divisional Dataset Version 2
Published in 2014. Version 2.

This data has been superseded by a newer version of the dataset. Please refer to NOAA's Climate Divisional Database for more information. The U.S. Climate Divisional Dataset provides data access to current U.S. temperature, precipitation and drought indeces. Divisional indices included are: Precipitation Index, Palmer Drought Severity Index, Palmer Hydrological Drought Index, Modified Palmer Drought Severity Index, Temperature, Palmer Z Index, Cooling Degree Days, Heating Degree Days, 1-Month Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI), 2-Month (SPI), 3-Month (SPI), 6-Month (SPI),12-Month (SPI) and the 24-Month (SPI). All of these Indices, except for the SPI, are available for Regional, State and National views as well. There are 344 climate divisions in the CONUS. For each climate division, monthly station temperature and precipitation values are computed from the daily observations. The divisional values are weighted by area to compute statewide values and the statewide values are weighted by area to compute regional values. The indices were computed using daily station data from 1895 to present.

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This dataset was released on April 29, 1996.

The temporal extent of this dataset is 1895-01-01T00:00:00/2013-12-31T00:00:00.


When citing this dataset please refer to Vose, R., S. Applequist, M. Squires, I. Durre, M. Menne, C. Williams, C. Fenimore, K. Gleason, and D. Arndt, 2014: Improved Historical Temperature and Precipitation Time Series For U.S. Climate Divisions. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0248.1, in press..

Attributes : Monthly average maximum temperature, monthly average minimum temperature, monthly average temperature, total monthly precipitation

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