China meteorological forcing dataset (1979-2018)

The China Meteorological Forcing Dataset (CMFD) is a high spatial-temporal resolution gridded near-surface meteorological dataset that was developed specifically for studies of land surface processes in China. The dataset was made through fusion of remote sensing products, reanalysis dataset and in-situ observation data at weather stations. Its record starts from January 1979 and keeps extending (currently up to December 2018) with a temporal resolution of three hours and a spatial resolution of 0.1°. Seven near-surface meteorological elements are provided in CMFD, including 2-meter air temperature, surface pressure, specific humidity, 10-meter wind speed, downward shortwave radiation, downward longwave radiation and precipitation rate.

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1. Chen, Y.Y., Yang,K., He,J., Qin, J., Shi, J.C., Du, J.Y.,& He, Q.(2011). Improving land surface temperature modeling for dry land of China. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116(15), D20104.( View Details | Bibtex)

2. Yang, K., He, J.,Tang, W.J., Qin, J.,&Cheng, C.C.K.(2010).On downward shortwave and longwave radiations over high altitude regions: Observation and modeling in the Tibetan Plateau. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 150(1), 38-46.( View Details | Bibtex)

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YANG Kun. China meteorological forcing dataset (1979-2018). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2018. doi: 10.11888/AtmosphericPhysics.tpe.249369.file. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Geographic coverage
Spatial coverage

East: 140.00

South: 15.00

West: 70.00

North: 55.00

  • Temporal resolution: Hourly
  • File size: 100,000 MB
  • Browse count: 2,227 Times
  • Download count: 185 Times
  • Share mode: online
  • Temporal coverage: 1979-01-01 To 2018-12-31
  • Updated time: 2019-08-09
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Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center


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