Gridded CRU Data for Western Arctic Linkage Experiment (WALE)
This data set includes monthly average surface air temperature and precipitation data for areas in Alaska and northwestern Canada, between 55°N and 65°N, and 160W° and 110°W. Climate Research Unit (CRU) data are based on station data. The CRU data are obtained on a monthly, global 5° x 5° grid, and data fields are based on variance-adjusted interpolation of land surface air temperature and sea surface temperature data. The variance-adjusted interpolation damps artificial variance changes and has the greatest effect over data-sparse regions. Data coverage is from 1990 through 2001. The data consist of X binary file downloads, containing monthly gridded output in EASE-Grid format. These data are archived at the Western Arctic Linkage Experiment (WALE) Web site.
The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.
J. Maslanik. 2007. Gridded CRU Data for Western Arctic Linkage Experiment (WALE). [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.