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CDIAC Climate Holdings Containing Precipitation Data

Global Data Sets

Data Set Name Investigators Data Type/Format Period of Record
Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN); Vs. 1 (CDIAC NDP-041) R.S. Vose et al. Stations data; monthly totals Varies by station; through 1990
Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN); Vs. 2
(Note: the above link takes you to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center website.)
R.S. Vose et al. Station data; monthly totals Varies by station; some through most recent month
A Computer-Based Atlas of Global Instrumental Climate Data
(CDIAC DB-1003)

 
R.S. Bradley et al. Monthly, seasonal, and annual anomaly maps of precipitation 1851 - 1989

Regional Data Sets

Data Set Name Investigators Data Type/Format Period of Record
United States Historical Climatology Network M. Menne et al. Station data; monthly and daily totals Varies by station; through 2010
Alaskan Historical Climatology Network (CDIAC DB-1004) T. Karl et al. Station data; monthly totals Varies by station; through 1990
Daily Temperature and Precipitation Data for 223 Former U.S.S.R. Stations (CDIAC NDP-040) V. Razuvaev et al. Station data; daily totals Varies by station; through 2001
Daily Temperature and Precipitation Data for 518 Russian Meteorological Stations O.N. Bulygina and V.N. Razuvaev Station data; daily totals Varies by station; through 2010
Six- and Three-Hourly Meteorological Observations from 223 U.S.S.R. Stations (CDIAC NDP-048) V. Razuvaev et al. Station data; 6- and 3-hourly totals Varies by station; through 2000
Two Long-Term Instrumental Climatic Data Bases of the People's Republic of China (CDIAC NDP-039) S. Tao et al. Station data; monthly totals Varies by station; through 1993

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