Variations in surface air temperatures: Part 1. Northern hemisphere, 1881–1980

PD Jones, TML Wigley, PM Kelly

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We have produced, using objective techniques, a long-term series of average N Hemisphere temperatures based on monthly mean station data gridded on a 5 degree latitude by 10 degree longitude grid. Difficulties in the estimation of this parameter are discussed, deficiencies in the currently available data base and possible effects on the estimated average are described, and monthly mean data are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-70
Number of pages12
JournalMonthly Weather Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1982

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