Chelsa climatology 1979-2013 annual mean precipitation version 1.0

Karger, Dirk Nikolaus et al.

Dataset
Summary
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CHELSA_v1.0 (http://chelsa-climate.org/) is a high resolution (30 arc sec, ~1 km) climate data set for the earth land surface areas. Version 1.0 is a first release. It includes monthly and annual mean temperature and precipitation patterns for the time period 1979-2013. CHELSA_v1 is based on a quasi-mechanistical statistical downscaling of the ERA interim global circulation model
(http://www.ecmwf.int/en/research/climate-reanalysis/era-interim) with a GPCC (https://www.dwd.de/EN/ourservices/gpcc/gpcc.html) and GHCN (https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ghcnm/) bias correction.
Specifications:
High resolution (30 arcsec, ~1 km)
Precipitation & Temperature
Monthly coverage 1979 - 2013
Incorporation of topoclimate (e.g. orographic rainfall & wind fields). Downscaled ERA-interim model. Allows calculation of derived parameters based on monthly values such as length of dry periods etc.
Location(s)
World
Additional Information
CHELSA_v1_readme.pdf
Spatial Coverage
Longitude -180 to 180 Latitude -90 to 90
Temporal Coverage
1980-01-01 to 2013-12-31 (calendrical)
Use constraints
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Data Catalog
World Data Center for Climate
Access constraints
registered users
Size
3.48 GiB (3733258363 Byte)
Format
GeoTIFF
Status
completely archived
Creation Date
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Cite as
[ Derived from parent entry - See data hierarchy tab ]
Karger, Dirk Nikolaus; Conrad, Olaf; Böhner, Jürgen; Kawohl, Tobias; Kreft, Holger; Soria-Auza, Rodrigo Wilber; Zimmermann, Niklaus E.; Linder, H. Peter; Kessler, Michael (2016). CHELSA climatologies at high resolution for the earth's land surface areas (Version 1.0). World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. https://doi.org/10.1594/WDCC/CHELSA_v1

BibTeX RIS
[Entry acronym: CHELSA_prec_1979-2013_land_v1] [Entry id: 3504428]
 
VariableCodeAggregationUnit
precipitation_amount-where_land
mean over years comment: climatologykilogramme metre**-2
Contact typePersonORCIDInstitute
Metadata Dr. Dirk Nikolaus Karger-University of Zurich

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Climatologies at high resolution for the earth's land surface areas (Version 1.0)
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