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CRU_TS 2.1

This page provides access to the Climate Research Unit (CRU) high resolution climate data, version 2.1. Further details about this data can be found in a Tyndall Centre Technical report.

A description of the methods used is given in: Mitchell TD and Jones PD (2005) An improved method of constructing a database of monthly climate observations and associated high-resolution grids. International Journal of Climatology 25, 693-712 (doi:10.1002/joc.1181).

You can browse the file contents and download selections of data as spreadsheet files (comma-separated-variable [CSV] format) through the DDC file navigator.

Data access

Select the time period, variable and format in the 3 columns of the table, and then click on ‘Get Data’ or ‘View Metadata’ to respectively, download the file or see more information about the file contents.

Time PeriodVariableFormat
Decadal










30 Year