Temperature, precipitation and sunshine across China, 1912‐51: A new daily instrumental dataset

27 Pages Posted: 25 Sep 2019 Last revised: 1 Sep 2020

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Ivan P. L. Png

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Yeh-Ning Chen

National Taiwan University - Department of Finance

Junhong Chu

HKU Business School

Yikang Feng

Independent

Elaine Kuan-hui Lin

National Taiwan Normal University

Wan-ling Tseng

Academia Sinica

Date Written: September 16, 2019

Abstract

This project compiled 463,530 instrumental observations of daily temperature, precipitation, and sunshine at up to 319 stations in China between 1912-51. The principal sources are monthly reports of the Institute of Meteorology, Nanjing, observatories in Japanese-occupied Manchuria, and the Japanese Army in North China. Gross errors, rounding errors, and inhomogeneities are identified. The new dataset is temporally and spatially consistent with existing datasets of monthly temperature, but reports higher precipitation and sunshine.

Keywords: Meteorology, China, Data rescue

Suggested Citation

Png, Ivan P. L. and Chen, Yeh-Ning and Chu, Junhong and Feng, Yikang and Lin, Elaine Kuan-hui and Tseng, Wan-ling, Temperature, precipitation and sunshine across China, 1912‐51: A new daily instrumental dataset (September 16, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3454857 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3454857

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Yeh-Ning Chen

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Yikang Feng

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Elaine Kuan-hui Lin

National Taiwan Normal University ( email )

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Taiwan

Wan-ling Tseng

Academia Sinica ( email )

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Taipei, 11529
Taiwan

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