Techniques involved in developing the Australian Climate Observations Reference Network - Surface Air Temperature (ACORN-SAT) dataset
The Australian Climate Observations Reference Network – Surface Air Temperature (ACORNSAT) data set is a long-term data set of Australian daily air temperature, covering the period from 1910 to the present. The purpose of this data set is to provide the best possible data set to underlie analyses of variability and change of temperature in Australia, including both analyses of annual and seasonal mean temperatures, and of extremes of temperature and other information derived from daily temperatures. A full discussion of the motivation underlying the ACORN-SAT data set is contained in a companion report in this series. The purpose of this report is to describe the ACORN-SAT data set, the techniques involved in its development, and the issues that arise in developing such a long-term data set in Australia. Whilst the issues involved in producing any long-term data set are complex, most of them are well understood and, with appropriate treatment, do not substantially inhibit the development of a data set suitable for characterising long-term Australian temperature trends and variability.
Collection(s) and Series: CAWCR technical report- No. 49
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy