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Daymet: Daily Surface Weather Data and Climatological Summaries

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Abstract: The data distributed through this web site are generated from the Daymet model and have broad applications over a wide variety of scientific and research fields including hydrology, terrestrial vegetation growth models, carbon cycle science, and regional to large scale climate change analysis. Developed by Dr. Peter E Thornton to fulfill the need for daily climatological data necessary for plant ... View entire text
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Description: Access Daymet methods and output products.

Description: Daymet visualizations of precipitation and temperature.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 50.0   S: 13.71   E: -61.5   W: -125.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Thornton, PE, MM Thornton, BW Mayer, N Wilhelmi, Y Wei, RB Cook
Dataset Title: Daymet: Daily Surface Weather and Climatological Summaries
Dataset Release Date: 2012
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: ORNL
Online Resource: http://daymet.ornl.gov/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 km
Longitude Resolution: 1 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Temporal Resolution: Daily
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
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Originating Center
Distribution Media: online
Fees: none
Phone: (303) 497-1727
Email: peter at ntsg.umt.edu
Email: thornton at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
The National Center for Atmospheric Research
Climate and Global Dynamics Division
1850 Table Mesa Dr.
City: Bolder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: USA
Thornton, P.E., H. Hasenauer, and M.A. White. 2000. Simultaneous estimation of daily solar radiation and humidity from observed temperature and precipitation: An application over complex terrain in Austria. Agricultural and Forest
Meteorology 104:255-271.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-09-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23

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