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Temperatures and precipitation for year 2008 (Croatia)

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The data set comprises: (1) location of climatic stations in Croatia, (2) temperature (TEMP) and precipitation (PREC) measurements for year 2008. Temperature is measured with mercury-in-glass thermometers that are situated inside of a wooden shelter, the so called ‘Stevenson’ screen, which allow the air circulation while sheltering the sensors from direct sun exposure. The precision of the temperature readings is tenth of °C. On most climatological stations temperature is measured three times a day, at 7 a.m., 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. The daily mean can be calculated as a weighted average. The rain is collected in a bottle within the rain gauge and readings are usually manual by an observer at 7 a.m.  The precipitation collected in the morning refer to the precipitation for previous 24 hours.

The point data set consists of a total of:

  • 57,282 measurements of temperature (159 x 365 days); and
  • 178,917 measurements of precipitation sums (489 x 365 days).

The location of the 159 meteorological stations and 489 rainfall gauges is visible in map on the right. Precipitation of 0 mm is left blank in database, so replace it with 0 mm. If the precipitation is negative or equals 9977, you need to replace it with "NA" values. The missing values in temperature are indicated with -99.9.


Available layers: 

Static topographic predictors (grids):

  • Digital Elevation Model (DEM, in meters);
  • topographically weighted distance from the coast line (DSEA, in km);
  • Topographic Wetness Index (TWI);

Time-series of RS based predictors:

  • LST2008HR -- 92 day and night-time MODIS 8-day composite images;
  • ESTP2008HR -- 341 SEVIRI PR-OBS-5 images of estimated total precipitation in mm;

All grids are projected in the UTM zone 32 system. Position of the climatic stations is in the local LatLon system ("+proj=longlat +ellps=bessel +towgs84=550.499,164.116,475.142,5.80967,2.07902,-11.62386,0.99999445824").

Location of climatic stations in Croatia
Spatial structure: 
  • min. X      : 359641
  • max. X      : 849641
  • min. Y      : 4669149
  • max. Y      : 5156149
  • resolution  : 1000


+proj=utm +zone=33 +ellps=WGS84 +datum=WGS84 +units=m +no_defs
45° 48' 53.6832" N, 15° 58' 42.654" E
Data owner: 

Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service

AttachmentSizeHitsLast download
HRclim2008.zip2.4 MB12152 weeks 1 day ago
ESTP2008HR.zip7.27 MB10612 weeks 1 day ago
LST2008HR.zip19.34 MB13092 weeks 1 day ago
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