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Livneh daily CONUS near-surface gridded observed meteorological data

 

Brief Description:

Temporal Coverage:

  • Daily means from 1915/01 to 2011/12
  • Monthly means from 1915/01 to 2011/12
  • Daily long term means using 1981/01 to 2010/12
  • Monthly long term means using 1981/01 to 2010/12
  • Wind starts in 1948/01 as it is from the NCEP Reanalysis

Spatial Coverage:

  • .0625 degree latitude x .0625 degree longitude CONUS grid (922x444).
  • 21.21875-52.90625, 235.4688E-293.0312E

Levels:

  • Surface

Update Schedule:

  • None

Download/Plot Data: Met Variables

Variable Statistic Level Plot/Subset File Download File
Precipitation Daily Surface plotsee list prec.yyyy.nc
Precipitation Monthly Total Surface plot prec.mon.mean.nc
Precipitation Daily Long Term Mean Surface plot prec.day.ltm.nc
Precipitation Monthly Long Term Mean Surface plot prec.mon.ltm.nc
T max Daily Surface plotsee list tmax.yyyy.nc
T max Monthly Surface plot tmax.mon.mean.nc
T max Daily Long Term Mean Surface plot tmax.day.ltm.nc
T max Monthly Long Term Mean Surface plot tmax.mon.ltm.nc
T min Daily Surface plotsee list tmin.yyyy.nc
T min Monthly Surface plot tmin.mon.mean.nc
T min Daily Long Term Mean Surface plot tmin.day.ltm.nc
T min Monthly Long Term Mean Surface plot tmin.mon.ltm.nc
Wind Speed Daily Surface plotsee list wind.yyyy.nc
Wind Speed Monthly Surface plot wind.mon.mean.nc
Wind Speed Daily Long Term Mean Surface plot wind.day.ltm.nc
Wind Speed Monthly Long Term Mean Surface plot wind.mon.ltm.nc

Web Rools:

Usage Restrictions:

  • None

Detailed Description:

  • These meteorological data represent approximately 20,000 NCDC stations across CONUS, (plus a smaller number of Enviro-Can stations for the Canadian portion of the Columbia river) gridded to 211687 points at a 1/16 degree spatial resolution, running from 1 Jan 1915 - 31 Dec 2011 and with these fields:
  • Related Datasets

Caveats:

  • See paper

Related File Naming & Structure Information:

File Names:

  • var.time.stat.nc   (In directory: Datasets/livneh/metvars/

Dataset Format and Size:

  • PSD netCDF4-classic NetCDF (annual files) for all files.

Missing Data:

  • There are no missing grids except those outside the CONUS and part of Canada. Grids with no data are stored as 1e+20 for means and -9.96921e+36 for LTMs.

Citation:

  • Livneh B., E.A. Rosenberg, C. Lin, B. Nijssen, V. Mishra, K.M. Andreadis, E.P. Maurer, and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2013: A Long-Term Hydrologically Based Dataset of Land Surface Fluxes and States for the Conterminous United States: Update and Extensions, Journal of Climate, 26, 9384–9392.
  • Please note: If you acquire Livneh data products from PSD, we ask that you acknowledge us in your use of the data. This may be done by including text such as Livneh data provided by the NOAA/OAR/ESRL PSD, Boulder, Colorado, USA, from their Web site at https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/ in any documents or publications using these data. We would also appreciate receiving a copy of the relevant publications. This will help PSD to justify keeping the Livneh data set freely available online in the future. Thank you!

References:

  • Livneh B., E.A. Rosenberg, C. Lin, B. Nijssen, V. Mishra, K.M. Andreadis, E.P. Maurer, and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2013: A Long-Term Hydrologically Based Dataset of Land Surface Fluxes and States for the Conterminous United States: Update and Extensions, Journal of Climate, 26, 9384–9392.

Original Source:

Contact:

  • Physical Sciences Division: Data Management
    NOAA/ESRL/PSD
    325 Broadway
    Boulder, CO 80305-3328
    esrl.psd.data@noaa.gov