GHCN (Global Historical Climatology Network) Related Gridded Products

Long time series of gridded surface temperature and precipitation data derived from homongenized station data. The gridded anomalies were produced from GHCN-M bias corrected data. GHCN data and CAMS (Climate Anomaly Monitoring System) are combined to produce a high resolution 'real-time' product.

Key Strengths:

  • Station data derived using sophisticated statistical methodology.

Years of Record

1870/01 to 2014/05
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Data Time Period Extended?

yes, data set is extended


Spatial Resolution

5x5, 0.5x0.5

Ocean or Land

Land Only

Missing Data Flag

missing data present

Vertical Levels

Input Data


Key Figures

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Cite this page

National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified 08 May 2014. "The Climate Data Guide: GHCN (Global Historical Climatology Network) Related Gridded Products." Retrieved from

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