dataset : Global Historical Climatology Network - Daily

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Global Historical Climatology Network - Daily
Published in 2012. Version 3.20.

GHCN (Global Historical Climatology Network)-Daily is an integrated database of daily climate summaries from land surface stations across the globe. Like its monthly counterpart (GHCN-Monthly), GHCN-Daily is comprised of daily climate records from numerous sources that have been integrated and subjected to a common suite of quality assurance reviews. GHCN-Daily contains records from over 75000 stations in 180 countries and territories. Numerous daily variables are provided, including maximum and minimum temperature, total daily precipitation, snowfall, and snow depth; however, about two thirds of the stations report precipitation only. Both the record length and period of record vary by station and cover intervals ranging from less than year to more than 175 years.

Identified by : 9101

The time range for this dataset starts at January 01, 1832 (00:33 AM).

The spatial range for this dataset is -90° to 90° latitude, and -180° to 180° longitude. map (center)


When citing this dataset please refer to Menne, Matthew J., Imke Durre, Russell S. Vose, Byron E. Gleason, Tamara G. Houston, 2012: An Overview of the Global Historical Climatology Network-Daily Database. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 29, 897–910, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00103.1..

Attributes : Daily maximum, daily minimum temperature, daily precipitation, snowfall, snow depth

DOI : 10.7289/V5D21VHZ
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