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SAFARI 2000 Global Historical Climatology Network, V. 1, 1874-1990

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Data setSAFARI 2000 Global Historical Climatology Network, V. 1, 1874-1990
Release date2002-04-01
ProjectSAFARI 2000 (S2K)
Time Period1874-07-01 to 1990-12-31


This data set consists of a southern African subset of the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) Version 1 database. All stations with the following bounding coordinates are included in this subset: 5W - 60E and 5N - 35S. There are three files available, one each for precipitation, temperature, and pressure data. Within this subset the oldest data date from 1874 and the most recent from 1990.


Data set reference document


Vose, R.S., R.L. Schmoyer, P.M. Steurer, T.C. Peterson, R. Heim, T.R. Karl, and J.K. Eischeid. 2002. SAFARI 2000 Global Historical Climatology Network, V. 1, 1874-1990. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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SAFARI 2000 (S2K): The SAFARI 2000 project was an international science initiative to study the linkages between land and atmosphere processes in the southern African region. In addition, SAFARI 2000 examined the relationship of biogenic, pyrogenic, and anthropogenic emissions and the consequences of their deposition to the functioning of the biogeophysical and biogeochemical systems of southern Africa. This initiative, which was conducted in 1999-2001, was built around a number of ongoing, already-funded activities by NASA, the international community, and African nations in the southern African region.

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  • ghcn_v1_readme.pdf
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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
African_subset_stations.csv 47.9 KB 1874-07-01 - 1990-12-31
ghcn_precip_stations.dat 118.4 KB 1874-07-01 - 1990-12-31
ghcn_pressure_stations.dat 30.9 KB 1874-07-01 - 1990-12-31
ghcn_temp_stations.dat 41.1 KB 1874-07-01 - 1990-12-31
precip.dat 3.3 MB 1874-07-01 - 1990-12-31
pressure.dat 458.6 KB 1874-07-01 - 1990-12-31
temp.dat 551.7 KB 1874-07-01 - 1990-12-31

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