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Climate History of the Mojave Desert Region, 1892 - 1996

Abstract: The Climate History of the Mojava Desert Region provides an overview of regional climate variations including precipitation and temperature information.

To evaluate climate variation, weather data was compiled from 48 long-term weather stations across the Mojave Desert. The stations are in western Arizona,
eastern California, southern Nevada, and southwest Utah.

The primary data set consists ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 37.23   S: 34.12   E: -114.8   W: -117.96

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Richard Hereford and Claire Longpre
Dataset Title: Climate History of the Mojave Desert Region, 1892 - 1996
Dataset Release Date: 1997
Dataset Release Place: Flagstaff, Arizona
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1892-01-01
Stop Date: 1996-12-31
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Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Mojave Desert, Western Region Geography, Geography Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 928-556-7159
Email: rhereford at
Contact Address:
US Geological Survey
2255 N. Gemini Drive, 319
City: Flagstaff
Province or State: AZ
Postal Code: 86001
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online
Fees: No fees
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-05-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23