Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2853–2880, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2853-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2853–2880, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2853-2020

Data description paper 17 Nov 2020

Data description paper | 17 Nov 2020

Development of the HadISDH.marine humidity climate monitoring dataset

Kate M. Willett et al.

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HadISDH marine: gridded global monthly ocean surface humidity data version 1.0.0.2018f Kate Willett, Robert Dunn, John Kennedy, and David Berry https://doi.org/10.5285/463b2fcd6a264a39b1e3249dab16c177

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We describe the development and validation of a new near-global gridded marine humidity monitoring product, HadISDH.marine, from air temperature and dew point temperature reported by ships. Erroneous data, biases, and inhomogeneities have been removed where possible through checks for outliers, supersaturated values, repeated values, and adjustments for known biases in non-aspirated instruments and ship heights. We have also estimated uncertainty in the data at the grid box and regional level.