Daily Obserational Hydrometeorology data set: CONUS extent with Canadian extent of the Columbia River Basin


Similar methodology to above, a data set of observed daily and monthly averaged precipitation, maximum and minimum temperature, gridded to a 1/16° (~6km) resolution spanning CONUS and the Canadian portion of the Columbia River Basin, with temporal coverage 1915-2011. The precipitation is adjusted for orographic effects using an elevation-aware*1961-1990 precipitation climatology. 

The complete data set including gridded meteorology and VIC simulated hydrometeorology is hosted on the Livneh Research Group server, as well as at the University of Washington server. An interactive subsetting tool for the meteorological variables only is available at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Physical Sciences Division data page.

If you use these data, please cite:

Livneh B., E.A. Rosenberg, C. Lin, B. Nijssen, V. Mishra, K.M. Andreadis, E.P. Maurer, and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2013: A Long-Term Hydrologically Based Dataset of Land Surface Fluxes and States for the Conterminous United States: Update and Extensions, Journal of Climate, 26, 9384–9392.