Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Data description paper
17 Nov 2020
Data description paper |  | 17 Nov 2020

Development of the HadISDH.marine humidity climate monitoring dataset

Kate M. Willett, Robert J. H. Dunn, John J. Kennedy, and David I. Berry

Data sets

HadISDH marine: gridded global monthly ocean surface humidity data version Kate Willett, Robert Dunn, John Kennedy, and David Berry

Short summary
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.
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