A series of gridded temperature and precipitation data sets. Station records that served as bases for the Terrestrial Air Temperature: 1900-2010 Gridded Monthly Time Series (Version 3.01) and Terrestrial Precipitation: 1900-2010 Gridded Monthly Time Series (Version 3.02) archives are used here to help create new gridded climatologies of monthly and annual average air temperature (T) and total precipitation (P). These two sets of station time series were drawn primarily from recent versions of the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN version 2) and the Global Surface Summary of Day (GSOD) archive. Selected averages from Legates and Willmott’s (1990a and b) long-term station averages of monthly and annual T and P also were used to help produce this new gridded archive.
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National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified 31 May 2016. "The Climate Data Guide: Global (land) precipitation and temperature: Willmott & Matsuura, University of Delaware." Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/global-land-precipitation-and-temperature-willmott-matsuura-university-delaware.