Temperature, precipitation and sunshine across China, 1912-51: A new daily instrumental dataset

Ivan P.L. Png*, Yehning Chen, Junhong Chu, Yikang Feng, Elaine Kuan Hui Lin, Wan ling Tseng

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Abstract

This project compiled 463,530 instrumental observations of daily temperature, precipitation and sunshine at up to 319 stations in China between 1912 and 1951. The principal sources are monthly reports of the Institute of Meteorology, Nanjing, observatories in Japanese-occupied Manchuria, and the Japanese Army in North China. Gross errors, rounding errors and inhomogeneities are identified. The new dataset is temporally and spatially consistent with existing datasets of monthly temperature, but reports higher precipitation and sunshine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-101
Number of pages12
JournalGeoscience Data Journal
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov

Keywords

  • China
  • data rescue
  • meteorology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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