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A data set of observed daily precipitation, maximum and minimum temperature, gridded to a 1/16° (~6 km) resolution, is described that spans the entire country of Mexico, the conterminous U.S. (CONUS), and regions of Canada south of 53° N for the period 1950-2013. The dataset improves previous products in spatial extent, orographic precipitation adjustment(More)
Gridded spatiotemporal maps of precipitation are essential for hydrometeorological and ecological analyses. In the United States, most of these datasets are developed using the Cooperative Observer (COOP) network of ground-based precipitation measurements, interpolation, and the Parameter–Elevation Regressions on Independent Slopes Model (PRISM) to map(More)
Java is one of the major islands in Indonesia – both in terms of size and population. Located near the equator where the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) transits during both in its northern southern journey, this region receives heavy rainfall. Coupled with hilly terrain this leads to landslides, flooding and, with increasing socioeconomic growth,(More)
Soil temperature can exhibit considerable memory from weather and climate signals and is among the most important initial conditions in numerical weather and climate models. Consequently, a more accurate long-term land surface soil temperature dataset is needed to improve weather and climate simulation and prediction , and is also important for the(More)
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