Rothamsted 30-year mean meteorological data 1981-2010
This dataset is presented as a downloadable Excel Spreadsheet:
and as comma-separated values (CSV):
Publication date V1. 2019/10/17
Last updated V1. 2019/10/17
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
YOU MUST CITE AS: Rothamsted Research (2019). Rothamsted 30-year meteorological means 1981-2010. Electronic Rothamsted Archive https://doi.org/10.23637/OARES30YrMeans8180
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This dataset consists of the 30-year monthly mean meteorological data measured at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK, from January 1981 until December 2010, and is derived from daily measurements taken at the site. Thirty years is chosen as a period long enough to eliminate year-to-year variations. This dataset continues the 1971-2000 dataset and the 1961-1990 dataset.
Note. Compared to the previous 30-years means there are two variables no longer included;
RainL: The 1/1000th Acre rain gauge data from 2004 is not always accurate at times of heavy rain when the subterranean ARG100 rain gauge cannot cope with the amount of water being collected by the surface funnel.
Evaporation: This variable ceased being measured.
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, UK. 51.8067 N 0.3602 W 128 m asl.
This 30-year mean meteorological data contained in this spreadsheet are derived from daily data measured at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, UK. Mean monthly data is determined from daily data using Genstat 19th Edition. Verification includes checks for instrument errors, for missing data and outliers. Missing values are acquired from the Met Office Station on site. The original raw daily data is available, after registering, from the e-RA database. Please contact the e-RA Curators for an access password and further details.
These data are displayed in charts on the following page of the e-RA website: 30-year mean weather charts.
Further information is available on the e-RA met web pages and the Rothamsted Guide to the Long-Term Experiments (Macdonald et. al. 2018) (DOI: 10.23637/Rothamsted-Long-Term-Experiments-Guide-2018) page 45.
Tony Scott, Chris Hall, Sarah Perryman, Margaret Glendining.
Please contact the e-RA Curators for further information, and assistance with questions about the data or its interpretation:
Department of Computational and Analytical Sciences (CAS)
Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ
The Long-term Experiments and weather stations are supported by the Lawes Agricultural Trust and BBSRC National Capability Funding (BBS/E/C/000J0300) recognising the national and international importance of the data.