Daily temperature data used to assess urbanisation trends
This page is a portal to all of the daily station temperature data which the Met Office Hadley Centre has legal permission to disseminate
from the studies on calm vs. windy trends by David Parker (Nature, 432, 290 (2004) and Journal of Climate, 19, 2882-2895 (2006)). Please note that some data were provided to us under
the explicit condition that we did not onwardly disseminate them. These data are not provided here for this reason.
Brief description of the data
The data are available as ASCII files on a station by station basis.
They are daily maximum and minimum temperatures for the specified
station. The data were used in the two publications to show that, on
average over a wide range of locations, there is no discernible
difference in the trends between windy and calm nights and hence that
there is only likely to be a minimal urban heat island effect in
the historical records used to estimate global warming over
Dataset produced in collaboration with: