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Met Office - Historical Central England Temperature Data

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These daily and monthly temperatures are representative of a roughly triangular area of the United Kingdom enclosed by Preston, London and Bristol. The monthly series, which begins in 1659, is the longest available instrumental record of ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 54.0   S: 51.0   E: 1.0   W: -4.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: G. Manley, D.E. Parker
Dataset Title: Met Office - Historical Central England Temperature Data
Dataset Release Place: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Dataset Publisher: British Atmospheric Data Center
Data Presentation Form: ASCII
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1659-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 1 month
Thermometers Ancillary Description
Access Constraints The Met. Office wish to monitor the use of these analyses and require
an acknowledgement of the data source if they are used in any
publication. For these reasons we do not make the data available to
anonymous users through these WWW pages. In order to ... View entire text
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Phone: +44 1235 446432
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British Atmospheric Data Centre
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Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
City: Chilton
Province or State: Didcot
Postal Code: OX11 OQX
Country: UK
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Distribution Media: Online (FTP)
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: None
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
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Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Manley, G. (1953), The mean temperature of Central England, 1698 to 1952, Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc., Vol 79, p242-261
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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