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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 2097–2114, 2018
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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 2097–2114, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-2097-2018
Review article
27 Nov 2018
Review article | 27 Nov 2018

A high-resolution air temperature data set for the Chinese Tian Shan in 1979–2016

Lu Gao et al.

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High-resolution temperature data sets are important for the Chinese Tian Shan, which has a complex ecological environment system. This study presents a unique high-resolution (1 km, 6-hourly) air temperature data set for this area from 1979 to 2016 based on a robust statistical downscaling framework. The strongest advantage of this method is its independence of local meteorological stations due to a model internal, vertical lapse rate scheme. This method was validated for other mountains.