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CRUTEM3 archived version December 2009

These data are the old version of CRUTEM3, which contains a number of errors, principally in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. They are provided for comparison purposes only and will not be updated. The data set has since been corrected and the corrected version is here.

The data are available in two formats: either as a set of compressed plain text files in this data format, or as a set of NetCDF files.

VariableAs textAs NetCDF
Best estimate temperature anomalies CRUTEM3_archive_dec_2009.gz
Number of observations CRUTEM3_archive_dec_2009_nobs.gz
Sampling error CRUTEM3_archive_dec_2009_sampling_error.gz
Station error CRUTEM3_archive_dec_2009_station_error.gz
Temperature anomalies including biases
at the upper uncertainty range
Temperature anomalies including biases
at the lower uncertainty range

Variance adjusted data

Because the number of observations forming each grid-box average in CRUTEM3 is not constant in space or time, the variability in the gridded anomalies also changes: grid-box averages made from many observations have a smaller variance than those made from few. We have made a "variance adjusted" version of the dataset, where the anomalies have been statistically processed to homogenise the variances.

The strengths and weaknesses of variance adjusted data are discussed in the paper describing the dataset; please read this before using the data.

The variance adjusted dataset (CRUTEM3v) is available in the same two formats.


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