CRU05 0.5 Degree 1961-1990 Mean Monthly Climatology

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A dataset of mean monthly surface climate over global land areas, excluding Antarctica. Interpolated from station data to 0.5 degree lat/lon for a range of variables: precipitation and wet-day frequency, mean temperature and diurnal temperature range (from which maximum temperature and minimum temperature can be determined), vapour pressure, sunshine, cloud cover, ground-frost frequency and windspeed.

For further Details regarding the CRU Climatologies please go to the Data Description Pages - Climate Baselines - CRU Climatologies.

This is available free of charge and without restriction from the IPCC Data Distribution Centre (, see CRU05 documentation which is where this documentation is copied from. Note that other datasets from the IPCC DDC are restricted.