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Land surface climate station records

Type

Dataset

Link

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climatechange/science/monitoring/subsets.html

Source

Ckan.net

The data downloadable from this page are a subset of the full HadCRUT3 record of global temperatures, which is one of the global temperature records that have underpinned IPCC assessment reports and numerous scientific studies.

The data subset consists of a network of individual land stations that has been designated by the World Meteorological Organization for use in climate monitoring. The data show monthly average temperature values for over 1,500 land stations.

Access On 8th December 2009, Met Office href="http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/corporate/pressoffice/2009/pr20091208a.html">released more HADCRUT3 data to the public:


     href="http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climatechange/science/monitoring/subsets.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climatechange/science/monitoring/subsets.html


     href="http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climatechange/science/monitoring/reference/All.zip" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climatechange/science/monitoring/reference/All.zip

Formats Chris Wallace wrote a converter to XML:

Just in case anyone finds it useful, I wrote a conversion to XML. e.g.


     href="http://www.cems.uwe.ac.uk/xmlwiki/Climate/csv2xml.xq?station=030260" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.cems.uwe.ac.uk/xmlwiki/Climate/csv2xml.xq?station=030260

William Waites wrote a converter to RDF:

I've made a little converter to RDF in Python, continuing with the same meteo station example, see here:


     href="http://irl.styx.org/metxml/030260/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://irl.styx.org/metxml/030260/

Just put the station number in the URL for other stations replacing the 030260.

Available as a NetCDF data file here:


     href="http://irl.styx.org/climate/LSCSR.nc.bz2" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://irl.styx.org/climate/LSCSR.nc.bz2


Openness Appears to require permission for commercial reuse ( href="http://ckan.net/package/uea-cru-hadcrut3">data from UEA does not seem to carry such restrictions):

HadCRUT3 is subject to Crown copyright protection. The material may be downloaded to file or printer for the purposes of private study and scientific research. Any other proposed use of the material is subject to a copyright licence available from the Met Office. Licences and further information can be obtained from the Met Office IPR Officer, Met Office, FitzRoy Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 3PB. E-mail: ipr@metoffice.gov.uk.

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