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A Comprehensive Precipitation Data Set for Global Land Areas, CDIAC/TR051
Entry ID: CDIAC_TR051

Abstract: The Eischeid Surface Rain Gauge Observations data set consists of
an inventory of the stations used for the climatology, total monthly
precipitation data for 5,328 stations and gridded seasonal
precipitation anomalies (in mm) for the period 1851-1989. The data
were interpolated to a 4 deg latitude by 5 deg longitude grid
extending from 60 S to 80 N. The total volume of the data set is
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 80.0   S: -60.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: J. K. Eischeid, H. F. Diaz, R. S. Bradley, and P. D. Jones
Dataset Title: A Comprehensive Precipitation Data Set for Global Land Areas
Dataset Series Name: A Comprehensive Precipitation Data Set for Global Land Areas
Dataset Release Date: 1991-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, TN
Dataset Publisher: U.S. DoE Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis center (CDIAC)
Version: Not provided
Issue Identification: TR-051
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1851-01-01
Stop Date: 1989-12-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Monthly, Seasonal
RAIN GAUGES Ancillary Description
Quality The station data were individually tested and visually inspected
for the presence of spurious trends, jumps and other measurement
biases. Quality control procedures were used to check the station records
for non-climatic discontinuities and other biases.
Ancillary Keywords
Data Center
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U. S. Department of Energy Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Fax: (865) 574-2232
Contact Address:
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O.. Box 2008
Province or State: TENNESSEE
Postal Code: 37831-6335
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online ftp
Distribution Format: ASCII text
Fees: None
Phone: +1 (303) 497-5970
Email: jon at
Contact Address:
Cooperative Institute for Research In Environmental Sciences
University of Colorado at Boulder
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-06-08