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Optimizing Input Data for Gridding Climate Normals for Canada

Hopkinson, Ron F.; Hutchinson, Michael; McKenney, Daniel; Milewska, Ewa; Papadopol, Pia


Spatial models of 1971-2000 monthly climate normals for daily maximum and minimum temperature and total precipitation are required for many applications. The World Meteorological Organization's recommended standard for the calculation of a normal value is a complete 30-yr record with a minimal amount of missing data. Only 650 stations (~16%) in Canada meet this criterion for the period 1971-2000. Thin-plate smoothing-spline analyses, as implemented by the Australian National University Splines...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-12-018.1
Access Rights: Open Access


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