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Central Asia Temperature and Precipitation Data, 1879-2003, Version 1

This data set provides temperature and precipitation data from 298 meteorological stations in the Northern Tien Shan and Pamir Mountain Ranges of Central Asia, specifically from stations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The period of record covered by each station is variable, however, most stations have almost 100 years of observations with the earliest record from 1879 and the latest from 2003. The data are stored as tab-delimited ASCII text format, Microsoft Excel, and PDF, and are availabe via FTP.

This is the most recent version of these data.

  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature > AIR TEMPERATURE
  • Precipitation > Precipitation Amount > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Data Format(s):
  • PDF
  • Excel
Spatial Coverage:
N: 50, 
S: 35, 
E: 85, 
W: 55
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):RAIN GAUGES, THERMOMETERS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1879 to 31 December 2003
Temporal Resolution1 monthMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):M Williams, Vladimir Konovalov

Geographic Coverage

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Williams, M. W. and V. G. Konovalov. 2008. Central Asia Temperature and Precipitation Data, 1879-2003, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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