This service is available again (27 September 2019).
A Google Earth-based interface to the CRU TS dataset has been produced.
|The interface allows individual half-degree cells to be examined, and for nearby observations to also be found.|
|The data included are drawn directly from the CRU TS 4.03 dataset and related observation files.|
|Only Temperature (TMP) and Precipitation (PRE) are available.|
|In order to use this interface, you will need to have installed Google Earth|
|You can then open this file in Google Earth: cruts_4.03_gridboxes.kml|
|Where cells had no stations in range, the annual mean plot was a straight line (from the climatology), this has been replaced with a sample year from the climatology. Where the (PRE) climatology is zero throughout the year, a note is printed instead (September 2019)|
|The feature by which 'live' stations had a brighter colour is available for this version. (September 2017)|
|The error by which, if you were on a Mac, running 10.10.0 or later, choosing to view a 'larger' plot crashed Google Earth when you tried to return to the map, has only been resolved for Google Earth; it is reportedly still an issue on Google Earth Pro. (September 2017)|
|The feature by which 'live' stations had a brighter colour is not available for this version (all stations are bright). However, as a rule of thumb, if the station data end year is 2016, it is very likely to be receiving current updates. (January 2017)|
|The error by which, if you were on a Mac, running 10.10.0 or later, choosing to view a 'larger' plot crashed Google Earth when you tried to return to the map, has been resolved. Please get in touch if it recurs. (January 2017)|
|Precipitation plots now show annual total precip rather than average monthly (October 2015)|
Harris, I., Jones, P.D., Osborn, T.J. and Lister, D.H. (2014), Updated high-resolution grids of monthly climatic observations - the CRU TS3.10 Dataset. International Journal of Climatology 34, 623-642
doi:10.1002/joc.3711 (click doi to access paper)