Observed Climate Data
Historical observed daily temperature and precipitation data from approximately 20,000 NOAA Cooperative Observer (COOP) stations form the basis of this gridded dataset from 1950–2013. Observation-based meteorological data sets offer insights into changes to the hydro-climatic system by diagnosing spatio-temporal characteristics and providing a historical baseline for future projections. Details are described in Livneh et al., 2015.
Spatial Resolution and Extent
The spatial resolution of this data is 1/16º (approximately 6 km). The spatial extent available on Cal-Adapt covers entire state of California and Nevada and parts of Oregon, Mexico and Arizona.
- Daily data and annual averages.
- Data is available over the period 1950–2013.