Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2381–2409, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2381-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2381–2409, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2381-2020
Data description paper
02 Oct 2020
Data description paper | 02 Oct 2020

SCDNA: a serially complete precipitation and temperature dataset for North America from 1979 to 2018

Guoqiang Tang et al.

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Station observations are critical for hydrological and meteorological studies, but they often contain missing values and have short measurement periods. This study developed a serially complete dataset for North America (SCDNA) from 1979 to 2018 for 27 276 precipitation and temperature stations. SCDNA is built on multiple data sources and infilling/reconstruction strategies to achieve high-quality estimates which can be used for a variety of applications.