NOAA Baseline Climatological Dataset - Monthly Gridded Temperature and Precipitation Anomaly Data

The data are here.

This dataset is quality controlled with respect to time and space and is derived from the Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN). The GHCN is modified by performing reproducible quality control procedures both temporally and spatially and by updating the dataset on a seasonal basis with MCDW data. All of the data used to grid had to pass both quality control procedures.


Baker, C.B., J.K. Eischeid, T.R. Karl, and H.F. Diaz, 1994: The quality control of long-term climatological data using objective data analysis. Preprints of AMS Ninth Conference on Applied Climatology, Dallas, TX., January 15-20, 1995.

This dataset was produced by the Global Climate Perspectives System (GCPS).