Daily Gridded Meteorological Data: 1949-2010

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Basic Information
Full Title: 
Daily 1/8-degree gridded meteorological data [1 Jan 1949 - 31 Dec 2010]

This dataset provides daily gridded meteorological data for the conterminous United States for the period 1949 to 2010. Variables recorded include daily total precipitation, maximum temperature, minimum temperature, and average 2-meter wind speed. Resolution is 1/8th degree (about 12 kilometers).

Ed Maurer
Santa Clara University
Spatial Resolution: 
7.5' x 7.5'
Temporal Coverage: 
Date Issued: 
Parameters / Choices
A dataset often contains many geodata layers representing the same kind of measurement, but for different values of some parameters - time periods, models or scenarios, different species, etc. A value must be chosen for each such parameter in order to select a specific layer or raster which associated a single value with each geographic location (cell). The parameters or choices relevant to selecting layers from this dataset are described here.
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Time Units: 
Daily data also summarized by month
Raster Grids available: