PRISM Climate Data

Commons Hosting
Climate Commons Hosting Status: 
Not applicable
Basic Information

The PRISM climate data provide estimates of several basic climate elements for the conterminous United States: precipitation, minimum temperature, maximum temperature, and dew point. The resulting datasets incorporate a variety of modeling techniques and are available at multiple spatial/temporal resolutions, covering the period from 1895 to the present. Datasets include 30-year normals, monthly observation data, and data from the historical past (1895-1981).

PRISM Climate Group
Northwest Alliance for Computational Science & Engineering
Spatial Resolution: 
4 km and 800 m
Temporal Coverage: 
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.
Climate Models: 
Time Units: 
monthly time series data
Multi-year Ranges: 
1971-2000, 1981-2010