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The PRISM daily and monthly datasets are gridded climate datasets for the conterminous United States, produced by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University.
Grids are developed using PRISM (Parameter-elevation Regressions on Independent Slopes Model). PRISM interpolation routines simulate how weather and climate vary with elevation, and account for coastal effects, temperature inversions, and terrain barriers that can cause rain shadows. Station data are assimilated from many networks across the country. For more information, see the Descriptions of PRISM Spatial Climate Datasets.
- Warning: This dataset should not be used to calculate century-long climate trends due to non-climatic variations from to station equipment and location changes, openings and closings, varying observation times, and the use of relatively short-term networks. Please see the dataset documentation for more details.
- The assets have start time of noon UTC, not midnight UTC.
- It takes time for observation networks to conduct quality control and release station data. Therefore, PRISM datasets are re-modeled several times until six months have elapsed, when they are considered permanent. A release schedule is available.
- For use of the 30 arc-second (~800 m) version of this dataset please contact the provider at firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily total precipitation (including rain and melted snow)
Daily mean temperature (calculated as (tmin+tmax)/2)
Daily minimum temperature
Daily maximum temperature
Daily mean dew point temperature
Daily minimum vapor pressure deficit
Daily maximum vapor pressure deficit
List of code versions per-band, e.g: the first element is for the first band "ppt", the second element is for the second band "tmean"
List of original creation dates per-band
List of original filenames for each band
List of dataset types per-band
List of dataset versions per-band e.g: D1 or D2 for daily products; M1, M2 or M3 for monthly products.
Data generated within 30 days of observation have the status "early". Data generated within 1-6 months of observation may have the status "provisional" and data older than 6 months are marked as "permanent".
These PRISM datasets are available without restriction on use or distribution. PRISM Climate Group does request that the user give proper attribution and identify PRISM, where applicable, as the source of the data.
Daly, C., Halbleib, M., Smith, J.I., Gibson, W.P., Doggett, M.K., Taylor, G.H., Curtis, J., and Pasteris, P.A. 2008. Physiographically-sensitive mapping of temperature and precipitation across the conterminous United States. International Journal of Climatology, 28: 2031-2064
[Daly, C., J.I. Smith, and K.V. Olson. 2015. Mapping atmospheric moisture climatologies across the conterminous United States. PloS ONE 10(10):e0141140. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141140.