NOAA/NCDC Global Gridded Temperature Anomalies, 1880-present

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Abstract: These data sets contain gridded temperature anomalies for three parameters
(mean, minimum, and maximum temperatures) from the GHCN V2 monthly temperature
data sets. GHCN homogeneity adjusted data was the primary source for developing
the gridded fields. In grid boxes without homogeneity adjusted data, GHCN raw
data was used to provide additional coverage when possible. Each ... View entire text
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Description: Access to zipped file of mean temperature anomaly data from 1880 to present
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NCDC
Dataset Title: Global Gridded Temperature Products
Dataset Series Name: Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN)
Dataset Release Place: Asheville, NC
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/NCDC
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1880-01-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 5 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 5 degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 500 km - < 1000 km or approximately 5 degrees - < 10 degrees
Temporal Resolution: monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 828-271-4800
Fax: +1 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online www
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Phone: +1 828-271-4800
Email: jay.lawrimore at
Contact Address:
Climate Monitoring Branch
National Climatic Data Center
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Free, M., J.K. Angell, I. Durre, J. Lanzante, T.C. Peterson and D.J. Seidel,
2004: Using first differences to reduce inhomogeneity in radiosonde temperature
datasets, J. Climate, 21, 4171-4179.

Peterson, Thomas C. and Russell S. Vose, 1997: An overview of the Global
Historical Climatology Network temperature data base, Bulletin of the American
Meteorological Society, 78, 2837-2849.

Peterson, T.C., T.R. Karl, P.F. Jamason, R. Knight, and D.R. Easterling, 1998:
The first difference method: maximizing station density for the calculation of
long-term global temperature change. Journal of Geophysical Research,
Atmospheres, 103 (D20), 25967-25974.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21
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