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CDIAC Climate Holdings Containing Temperature Data

Global Data Sets

Data Set Name Investigators Data Type/Format Period of Record
NASA GISS Surface Temperature (GISTEMP) Analysis R. Ruedy et al. (formerly Hansen et al.) Surface; annual time series of global, hemispheric, and zonal means 1880 - 2013
Global and hemispheric temperature anomalies - land and marine instrumental records P.D. Jones et al. Surface; annual and monthly time series of global and hemispheric means 1850 - 2012
Monthly surface air temperature time series area-averaged over the 30-degree latitudinal belts of the globe K.M. Lugina et al. Surface; annual, seasonal, and monthly time series of global, hemispheric, and zonal means 1881 - 2005
Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN); Vs. 1
(CDIAC NDP-041)
R.S. Vose et al. Surface stations; monthly means Varies by station; through 1990
Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) Vs. 2 and GHCNM Vs. 3
(Note: the above link takes you to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center website.)
R.S. Vose et al. Surface stations; monthly means 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 surface temperature and 500 hPa geopotential heights Temperature 1854 - 1991;
500 hPa heights 1946 - 1991
Radiosonde Temperature Anomalies in the Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere for the Globe, Hemispheres, and Latitude Zones A.M. Sterin Upper air; annual and seasonal time series of global, hemispheric, and zonal means 1958 - 2005
Global, hemispheric, and zonal temperature deviations derived from a 63-station radiosonde network J.K. Angell Upper air; annual and seasonal time series of global, hemispheric, and zonal means 1958 - 2010
Global, hemispheric, and zonal temperature deviations derived from a 54-station radiosonde network (a subset of the above 63-station analysis resulting from removal of nine anomolous tropical stations) J.K. Angell Upper air; annual and seasonal time series of global, hemispheric, and zonal means 1958 - 2010
HadAT: globally gridded radiosonde temperature anomalies
(Note: the above link takes you to the U.K. Met. Office website.)
 
P.W. Thorne et al. Upper air; annual, seasonal, and monthly time series of global, zonal, and 5° latitude by 10° longitude grid box means
1958 - present

Regional Data Sets

Data Set Name Investigators Data Type/Format Period of Record
image M. Menne et al. Surface stations; monthly means and daily obs. Varies by station; through 2012
image D. Kaiser Surface stations;
High/Low Tmax, High/Low Tmin
1911 - 2010
Daily Temperature and Precipitation Data for 518 Russian Meteorological Stations O.N. Bulygina and V.N. Razuvaev Surface stations; daily means Varies by station; through 2010
Alaskan Historical Climatology Network (CDIAC DB-1004) T. Karl et al. Surface stations; monthly means 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. Surface stations; daily means Varies by station; through 2001
Six- and Three-Hourly Meteorological Observations from 223 U.S.S.R. Stations
(CDIAC NDP-048)
V. Razuvaev et al. Surface stations; 6- and 3-hourly obs. 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. Surface stations; monthly means Varies by station; through 1993
Area Averaged Temperature Time Series for China, India, and the United States
(Note: the above link takes you to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center website.)
C. Bruce Baker Surface; annual and monthly time series 1901 - 1998
A Databank of Antarctic Surface Temperature and Pressure Data
(CDIAC NDP-032)
P. D. Jones and P. A. Reid Surface stations; monthly means Varies by station; through 1999
Historic isotopic temperature record from the Vostok ice core, Antarctica J.R. Petit et al. Time series; proxy temperatures from ice core 420,000 years BP - present
Deuterium Record in an Ice Core from Dome C, Antarctica J. Jouzel Time series; proxy temperatures from ice core 740,000 years BP - present

07/2011