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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 7, 143–155, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-7-143-2015
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 7, 143–155, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-7-143-2015
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29 Jun 2015
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CEH-GEAR: 1 km resolution daily and monthly areal rainfall estimates for the UK for hydrological and other applications

V. D. J. Keller et al.

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The CEH – Gridded Estimates of Areal Rainfall (CEH–GEAR) dataset contains 1 km gridded estimates of daily and monthly rainfall for Great Britain and Northern Ireland (plus approximately 3000 km2 in the Republic of Ireland) from 1890 to 2012. The rainfall estimates are derived from the Met Office national database of observed precipitation, using a natural neighbour interpolation methodology which includes a normalisation step based on average annual rainfall.